China,Taiwan Direct Shipping Service Starts After Six Decades

by OldSailor on December 15, 2008



Direct shipping service between China and Taiwan has commenced on December 15, after almost six decades. The services were stopped due to civil war in 1949. The direct shipping service across the 160 kilometres wide Taiwan Strait, is expected to boost further the annual bilateral trade of approximately US$100 billion.

Some of the interesting features of this event are:

  • ‘Evergreen Marine’ has commenced ‘North China – Taiwan Shuttle Service (HBT)’ to connect the following ports:
    • Dalian
    • Xingang
    • Qingdao
    • Kaohsiung
    • Keelung
  • The vessel is UNI-ADROIT and vessel particulars are here.

Here is the shipping route map, from Evergreen Marine.


More details on shipping routes are at Evergreen Marine.

Here is an interesting video clip on direct shipping between China, Taiwan.

Read more about the direct shipping service, from The China Post.

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Update: December 15

Also four more shipping companies: Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., Taiwan Navigation Co. and China’s Huarong Marine Co., have started their service.

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