Hualien is a port city in Taiwan, located on the Pacific Ocean (country's east coast). The city has population around 110,000 and covers a total area of approx 29 km2 (11 ml2).Other cruise port cities in Taiwan include Kaohsiung, Keelung, Anping, Magong, Taichung.
In 1622, the Spaniards opend gold mines here. Permanent settlements were established in 1851, when around 2200 Chinese farmers from Taipei arrived. More farmers settled at Fengchuan in 1875.
Until early 20th century, the town was named "Kiray" - after Sakiraya Taiwanese aborigines. By the start of Japanese rule, the number of local settlements remained small. After 1895, when Taiwan came under Japan's rule, its governors changed the name as "Kiray" is the Japanese word for "dislike". Eventually, the name was changed to Karen Harbour. After WW2 (1939-1945), China kept the Kanji spelling, but the city name was shortened to just Karen (Hualien) via Chinese romanization.
In 1912, the city was expanded by incorporating two villages. Karenko Town was established in 1920, and was extended in 1923 to Riran Port (currently known as "New Port"). In 1940, the city was upgraded to Karenko City. On October 25, 1945, Japan handed over Taiwan to China.
Port Hualien is the city's international port, managed by Taiwan International Port Corporation (abbrev TIPC). The company manages all 7 Taiwanese ports: Anping, Hualien, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taichung, Taipei, Su-ao. Cargo ships and cruise liners from Hualien Taiwan operate on the marine shipping routes to the Middle East, as well as in Southeast Asia, to Japan and South Korea.
Hualien cruise terminal
Hualien port's Inner Harbor Wharves are 16, with lengths from 86 to 200 m (280 to 656 ft). Most of them are multi-functional, some are dedicated to gravel-sand, cement and general goods cargo operations. Wharf 16 is for passenger shipping (ferry and small cruise ships). Its length is 144 m (472 ft) and allows docking of vessels with max draft 7 m (23 ft).
p>Hualien port's Outer Harbor Wharves are 9, with lengths from 200 t0 332 m (656 to 1090 ft). All wharves are for docking of cargo ships, except Wharf 23, which is multi-functional. Its length of 272 m (890 ft) and max draft 13 m (43 ft) allows docking of larger sized cruise ships - DWT up to 60,000 tons.
Port Hualien cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hualien, Taiwan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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