Date: 12/21/2020 08
By: Su Mu-chun and Joseph Yeh
The Norway-registered Hoegh Trident docked at the port in central Taiwan early Monday after a delay of two days due to strong northeasterly winds, according to the Port of Taichung branch of Taiwan International Ports Corporation.
According to the vessel's Taiwan shipping agent, the ship was loaded with 3,000 vehicles, consisting of 1,513 Mercedes-Benzes, 1,326 BMWs, 158 Mini-Coopers, two camper vans and one excavator.
Taichung Port official Yang Wen-wu (楊文武) said the 3,000 cars have a combined value of NT$9.9 billion, and the importers of these vehicles will have to pay NT$4.05 billion in import duties and luxury taxes. [FULL STORY]