Taiwan is surrounded by sea with geographical location in the west Pacific Ocean, and it makes maritime transportation play an important role in the growing path of Taiwan international trade and domestic economy for decades. To improve Taiwan ports’ competitiveness, Taiwan Port Authorities reorganized and established the Maritime and Port Bureau and Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as TIPC) in 2012 March.
TIPC is responsible for the operation and management of seven international commercial ports included Kaohsiung, Taichung, Keelung, Taipei, Hualien, Suao and Anping and is commissioned by Maritime and Port Bureau to operate two domestic commercial ports: Budai and Penghu. Following the spirit of corporation management, TIPC stands the key position to lead the development of Taiwan shipping industry.
The above international commercial ports are not only considered as the national gateways of passenger and cargo transportation as well as the important hubs of international trade in Taiwan. Hence, TIPC built a multi-composite transportation network connecting sea and inland locations, also linking to worldwide ports by way of intensive international shipping services.
For recent years, TIPC is facing the changes of the global shipping market and the fluctuations in the domestic and international situation. Therefore, in order to secure the standing as port hubs of Taiwan and build up the operational home based, TIPC is always endeavoring to solicit the domestic and international shipping operators to utilize TIPC port services and have strong shipping market. Also to create good shipping environment by means of promoting high-quality port facilities, as well as continuously providing various core business services with high service efficiency.
TIPC is devoted to promote the diversified development of port business: in terms of travel business, TIPC cooperates with cruise industry and local government to optimize port and travel facilities to provide a convenient customs clearance environment, and also endeavors to develop cruise tourism and waterfront space.
TIPC will be continuously expanding its scope of business and creating new values of ports by developing diversified business such as establishing wind-power training center to cultivate local wind-power talents and investing in Southeast Asia Market in response to the New Southbound Policy.
The management team of TIPC will follow the people-oriented concept on providing transportation service, value the demand of industry development and deem following three main goals: “Teamwork, Transportation Safety, Innovation and Sustainability” as primary objectives.
In regards of Teamwork, TIPC is committed to optimize the core businesses and operation constitution for providing better service to related shipping operators through listening to all partners’ opinion. To strengthen Transportation Safety, TIPC strive to provide safe and quality port facilities with highest standard and create favorable shipping operation environment.
With the coming of technology era, TIPC will continue to introduce advanced technology to improve port operation and management. And also to optimize operational efficiency and safety. TIPC takes responsibility of environmental protection and enable to lead sustainable development of Taiwan ports.
In the future, TIPC will continue to promote diversified businesses with the spirit of corporation management. Furthermore, TIPC will keep collaborating with major partners in shipping industry, to have steady growth of business. Also build up ports’ development vision to create new future of the shipping industry.