The Association for Cruises Development of Taiwan held its inaugural launch event today (27th), and the Maritime Port Bureau, MOTC participated, in hopes of helping with the development of Taiwan's cruise supply chain together! To establish Taiwan as an international cruise operation base!
The Maritime Port Bureau is a member of the Association for Cruises Development of Taiwan. Today, the Maritime Port Bureau supported the industry with practical actions by witnessing the historical moment of the development of the Taiwan cruise industry. In recent years, cruise tourism has become a very popular vacation model. According to the CLIA, global cruise passengers will exceed 30 million in the current (2019) year, of which the Asian market will account for more than one-third. The number of cruise passengers in Taiwan has also grown rapidly, and the number of passengers in the (2018) year exceeded 1.2 million. On the day of the Lantern Festival this year, there were also three cruise ships that docked in in Keelung (including the Celebrity Millennium, the Diamond Princess and the SuperStar Aquarius), which showed that the cruise market in Taiwan continues to flourish.
Since the establishment of the Taiwan cruise industry development promotion task force by the Executive Yuan Tourism Development and Promotion Committee, the Maritime Port Bureau has continued to seek the development of the cruise industry, provided administrative assistance during the preparatory period of the Association for Cruises Development of Taiwan, and joined the association as a member. Today, the association is formally established, and the Maritime Port Bureau is honored. After the establishment of the association, it is expected to give priority to the training of middle and high-level international cruise management talent, enhance the global vision and employment opportunities of relevant practitioners, and subsequently develop the cruise market and related industrial chains, and drive the upstream (shipbuilding, maintenance), mid-stream (operation, supply, crew, and ship related staff), and downstream (cruise tourism and marketing, cruise terminal operations) industry development and overall economic effects.
In the future, the Maritime Port Bureau will collaborate with the association to work together for Taiwan's cruise industry, cruise supply chain, and employment opportunities. Both hope to establish Taiwan as an international cruise operation or supply base to create industrial economic value.
Contact Person: Planning Division Lillian Kao, Division Manager
Contact Number: (02)8978-2842 0931-319-097