B9bn plan unveiled for city canals

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) will submit plans to develop existing and new canal routes to promote passenger boat transportation in a bid to ease traffic congestion in a bid to ease traffic congestion in the capital. OTP director Punya ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt refloats national shipping line plan

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) will conduct a feasibility study into setting up a “National Maritime Navigation Line”, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Saturday.The shipping line, which would be created as an affiliate of the PAT, would boost infrastructure deployment for the government’s ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

IEAT presses new seaport construction

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) is preparing to begin construction of the third phase of development of Map Ta Phut deep-sea port in Rayong on July 1, despite the Covid-19 outbreak and a compensation dispute between officials and fishermen.The port expansion, which is ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Thailand and China ink sister port pact

Thailand’s Laem Chabang Port and China’s Qinzhou Port have signed a sister port agreement to promote trade and maritime connectivity between Thailand and China, both of which will set up a joint working group and host a biennial meeting.Keep watching ...

Panama backs Kra Canal as right move for Thai growth

Building a channel linking two major seas would boost Thailand’s role in global connectivity, said Panama’s Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, whose country has played a similar role for over a century since it opened the Panama Isthmus in 1914.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

JWD plots EEC access via port

SET-listed JWD InfoLogistics Plc, an integrated inland logistics service provider, is interested in bidding for management of Laem Chabang seaport’s Phase 3 as it seeks opportunities from the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme. Keep reading ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

The role of Asean’s ports in China’s Belt and Road

China’s investments in deep-sea ports in Myanmar and Cambodia will provide critical links in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but there are also concerns that they could give China undue economic leverage in the region.Keep reading ...

Suwatchai Songwanich

NESDB to study feasibility of Kra canal plan

The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) should be entrusted to study the feasibility of the Kra Canal plan which will connect the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea in the South, the Marine Department has suggested.Keep reading ...

Assawin Pakkawan

Pier-ing into the future of the Chao Phraya River

Design project targets three wharves that haven’t been upgraded in decades, to make life easier for commuters as boat traffic multiplies.Property development is transforming land near the Chao Phraya River but one thing remains unchanged: A series of decrepit piers that lie along it. Keep ...

Supoj Wancharoen

New dam in Cambodia 'would destroy Mekong'

A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian government.Keep ...

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