As the Port of Taipei is an artificial harbor, and also the largest container port in northern Taiwan that was constructed fully by land reclamation, adopting innovative management for ecological conservation with cutting-edge technologies is a significant feature in the development of the port.
Reclamation construction utilizes dredging in the port area and accepts spoil disposal from public constructions in the Greater Taipei area as material for the port’s reclaimed land. This solves the problem of spoil disposal from construction projects, while also increasing national land assets and areas of green space. About 43 hectares of land in the logistics and warehousing areas are planned to be developed as windbreaks, where about 64,000 trees can be planted, which can absorb nearly 34,000 tons of CO2.
As for the reuse of construction fencing, the construction materials from constructed fencing at the Port of Taipei for all phases are recycled to reduce environmental resource consumption, including 42 caissons, over 4,700 miscellaneous leftover blocks, and around 70,000 cubic meters of building stones for reuse in subsequent construction, which can effectively reduce spending, saving about NT$560 million.
In consideration of the safety of the port area, the construction schedule is in alignment with the progress of relocation of petrochemical companies to provide a better living environment for residents.
The Port of Taipei has introduced the wireless sensor technology ZigBee to container ports for improving the efficiency of automated loading and unloading. It is estimated that the introduction of the technology has increased overall efficiency by at least 20%. Furthermore, Bulk & General Cargo Terminal 2 has introduced a GPS smart dispatch system and jointly developed a QR code cloud system for picking up materials to elevate overall operational efficiency.