BUSAN, South Korea — Construction work on the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal broke ground on October 26. One of the main facilities of the North Port Redevelopment Project, the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal is due to be completed in December 2014 and will be the largest international ferry and cruise passenger terminal in Asia.
At a total cost of 236.3 billion won, the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal will consist of five 5-story buildings on a 92,945 square meter site between the former Pier 3 and Pier 4 at Busan North Port.
The new Busan Port International Passenger Terminal, with an annual capacity of 2.78 million people, will have all the necessary facilities for customs and quarantine procedures, as well as a waiting room, shipping company offices, a duty-free shop, a multi-purpose conference hall, convenience facilities, gangways, a freight warehouse, and a rest area for employees. Currently, the biggest international ferry passenger terminal in Asia is located in Shanghai, China.
The Busan Port International Passenger Terminal building will be shaped like a whale dynamically cleaving through the water toward the waiting world. City authorities expect it to become a new landmark of Busan, the marine capital of Korea.
For more information, please contact the Busan Port Authority at 051) 999-3157.
Source: Busan City News