The South Korean port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin is inviting tenders to build two new berths for general cargoes.
Since 2012, Pyeongtaek Regional Oceans & Fisheries Administration has been working to upgrade the port.
This month, it completed expanding the access channel to the West Port.
On 26 August, the administration said it is inviting interested parties to tender for the construction of the berths.
The berths, to be built on a 380,000 m² area, can each accommodate a 30,000dwt vessel.
Pyeongtaek Regional Oceans & Fisheries Administration has set aside a KRW170 billion (USD143.4 million) budget for the development and the construction is expected to take three years.
The administration said the development is necessary as Pyeongtaek-Dangjin’s throughput of general cargoes has been growing by an annual average of 7.5% since 2010.
With GS EPS’ power plant beginning operations in the vicinity in July, the volume of general cargos arriving in Pyeongtaek-Dangjin is expected to steadily increase.