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 southern land bridge and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) schemes until work is completed and the projects are up and running in 2027 and 2025 respectively, he said.

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Bangkok Post Reporter