Taiwan to complete first domestic submarine in 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The construction of Taiwan’s first-ever domestic submarine should be completed by 2025 following the spending of NT$49.3 billion (US$1.6 billion) beginning next year...

Experts from Japanese companies Mitsubishi, Kawasaki to join Taiwan submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Retired experts from Japan’s Mitsubishi and Kawasaki Heavy Industries will visit Taiwan next month to present a report on Taiwan’s domestic submarine program, r...

Taiwan’s new ocean research fleet to be delivered in June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (台灣國際造船) held a steel-cutting ceremony to announce it had begun to build the third of three new ocean research vessels for Taiwan's Ministry o...

An ambitious future planned for defense shipbuilding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of the key strategic areas discussed at the Taiwan-U.S. Defense Business Forum in Kaohsiung on May 10 was Taiwan's shipbuilding industry. During the talks Liu S...

'Made-in-Taiwan' Amphibious Transport Ship to begin construction this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A spokesperson for the Taiwan Navy confirmed on April 16 that construction on the domestically produced Amphibious Transport Ship (塢運輸艦) would begin this year, and the shi...

Taiwan-US Defense Business Forum to be held in Kaohsiung May 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Defense Industry Development Association (TW-DIDA) announced that the “Taiwan-US Defense Business Forum” will take place at the Grand Hi-Lai Ho...

Taiwanese Intl. Shipbuilding Corp. wins bid for military's amphibious assault and transport ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The domestic shipbuilding industry has taken a stride forward with the announcement that a Taiwanese company has successfully received a contract from the government to bu...

Taiwan announces plan to build own submarines

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says the island will build its own submarines to get around China's efforts to prevent it from purchasing such craft from overseas. ...

Vessels in Kaohsiung Harbor break loose during Typhoon Meranti

Up to 10 vessels in Kaohsiung Harbor broke loose from their moorings amid high seas caused by Typhoon Meranti as it moved off the coast of southern Taiwan Wednesday. One of the vessels was a cargo ...

CSBC opens submarine development center

A submarine development center established by the state-owned shipbuilder CSBC Corp. Taiwan opened Monday, with the aim of participating in the country's indigenous defense submarine (IDS) program....

Tsai reaffirms policy on building indigenous naval vessels

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen reaffirmed Thursday her policy direction on Taiwan building its naval vessels on its own, which will include a project to build indigenous submarine...

Evergreen Group orders another 10 ships to expand capacity

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) The Evergreen Group (????), Taiwan's largest container shipper, has signed an agreement with Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding Co. to build 10 new container vessels with a capacit...

Sub or no sub? Public support is key

When President Ma Ying-jeou visited a propeller plant in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County on Sunday, the topic of an indigenous submarine again came into light – as least to the majority of the publi...

Evergreen Marine to build 10 new vessels

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Evergreen Marine Corp. (????), the largest container shipper in Taiwan, said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Taiwanese ship builder CSBC Corp. (??) for 10 new ves...

State-invested shipbuilder signs deal to build four container ships

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) The CSBC Corp., Taiwan, a government-invested shipbuilder headquartered in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, signed a contract Friday to construct four 1,800 20-foot equivalen...