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 (kou′shyo͝ong′, gou′-)
A city of southwest Taiwan on Taiwan Strait. It was developed as a manufacturing center by the Japanese and is now the country's leading port.


(ˈkaʊˈʃjʊŋ) or




(Placename) a port in SW Taiwan, on the South China Sea: the chief port of the island. Pop: 1 506 000 (2005 est). Japanese name: Takao



a seaport on SW Taiwan. 1,426,578.
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World Dream, a luxury cruise ship operated by Genting Cruise Lines, set sail from the Port of Kaohsiung Monday (July 1) on the first of three voyages that are expected to rake in NT$160 million in tourism revenue this year.
The 80-metre (262-foot) long freighter departed the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung with 14 crew members from Myanmar and one Taiwanese national.
Earlier, Beijing expressed concern over the presence of a US vessel in the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung, urging Washington and Taipei to end all military contact.
* 2015 port of Kaohsiung tonnage throughput forecast to grow by 1.5% to 118.231mn tonnes.
Petrochemical firms operate pipelines alongside the sewer system in the densely populated area of the port of Kaohsiung.
* 2014 Port of Kaohsiung tonnage throughput forecast to increase by 1.3% to 117.188mn tonnes, after an estimated 4.2% contraction in 2013.
The 1,446 yellow-margined box turtles and 1,180 Asian yellow pond turtles -- both of which are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature on its red list of endangered species -- were found inside a container on a vessel in the southern port of Kaohsiung.
But in the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung, a giant yellow duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman -- which has already proved a huge hit in Hong Kong -- was set to be reflated for public viewing as wind speeds ebbed.
Due to its strategic location, the Port of Kaohsiung was selected as the first of Taiwan's seaports to begin the Megaports Initiative, a global antiterrorism seaport network spearheaded by the United States in the wake of the Sept.
MANILA -- The Bureau of Customs is looking into the alleged shipment in May 2012 of 14 containers of toxic waste from the Manila International Container Port (MICP) to Pusan, South Korea, via the southern Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung.