Incheon’s new ferry passenger terminal linking the western South Korean port to 10 Chinese cities will be completed next month, with the terminal to open officially this December.
Pre-delivery inspections of the port will be conducted ahead of the terminal’s completion on June 15, according to Incheon Regional Office of Oceans and Fisheries and the Incheon Port Authority.
When completed, the total floor area of the terminal will stand at 67,000sqm — that’s roughly twice the area of the existing 1st Incheon International Ferry Terminal plus the 2nd Incheon International Ferry Terminal combined.
After completion, a series of custom operations, as well as immigration and quarantine services, will be piloted before the official opening in December 2019, The Korea Herald reported. All South Korean and Chinese ferry companies will move into the new terminal.
South Korea and China have 16 regular ferry routes between their ports, with 10 departing from Incheon, five from Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, and one from Gunsan, North Jeolla Province.
Construction works for the terminal began in December 2016 with an investment of ₩154.7 billion (US$131 million).