New national shipping firm will not boost Thailand’s competitiveness, warns TCC

The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) is advising the government against setting up a national shipping firm in a bid to boost Thailand’s competitiveness.

Phumin Harinsut, TCC’s vice-chairman, said Thailand had established a shipping company in the World War II era which was eventually closed in 2011.

“This company had to hire foreign shippers to deliver government products because it did not have its own vessels,” he said.

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The Nation Reporter