Sea, land and air transportation links are all available in Kaohsiung. North meets south, east meets all places are well linked up. Kaohsiung is located at the hub of Southern Taiwan. Regarding the air transportation, Kaohsiung International Airport is now undergoing great changes and it has 14 airlines flying worldwide via 12 air routes to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau, Manila, Subic Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bali, Kota Kinabalu and Phuket Island.
Under planned construction of the road works, Kaohsiung City has enjoyed convenient and rapid out-bound land transportation. With Kaohsiung City as the transport hub, the transport network of Kaohsiung will become an international transport hub after the future urban raila systems such as Mass Rapid Transit, expressways, and High Speed Rail are built underground, and the complete and rapid land transportation is combined with the sea and air transportation.
Kaohsiung City is the largest commercial harbor of Taiwan with vessels going all over the world. The cargo throughput of March 2005 has already exceeded 36 million tons.
Containerization is likened to a modern shipping revolution and the container handling capacity of Kaohsiung harbor has already exceeded 3.1 million TEU in April 2005. The berthing of various vessels has led to the prosperity of Kaohsiung City and has given a bright outlook to the future of Kaohsiung harbor. Kaohsiung City is proactively playing an important role in the Asia-Pacific Regional Operations Center plan and it will form a shipping golden triangle with Hong Kong and Shanghai.