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Thailand commits to promote fisheries reforms

Thai Deputy Prime Minister, General Prawit Wongsuwan, during a meeting with the Environmental Justice Foundation’s Executive Director, Steve Trent, committed to protect and build on recent fisheries reforms.

Thailand upgrades its oil spill preparedness plan

Thailand is the latest country to benefit from IMO aid in order to upgrade its oil spill preparedness plan at the National Workshop on National Contingency in Bangkok, which was carried out from Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 September.

PSA Thailand invests in developing Thai Prosperity Terminal

PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics Management Company are creating a joint venture to invest in developing and operating the Thai Prosperity Terminal in Thailand. The two partners will also rename it, Thai Connectivity Terminal (TCT). The new company will be called SCG-PSA Holdings, and it will be a springboard for possible joint exploration and investment in supply chain, focusing greatly on Thailand.

ITF calls Thai gov. to take further steps on ILO conventions 87 and 98

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) called on the Thai government to implement and enforce the ‘Work in Fishing’ Convention, and ratify ILO Conventions 87 and 98, to decrease the risks of forced labour or labour rights abuses in seafood industry supply chains in Thailand.

Watch: Chemical cargo catches fire on ship in Thai port

More than 130 people were transferred to hospital, after an explosion and fire onboard the South Korean container ship ‘KMTC Hong Kong’ while berthed in Thailand’s eastern Laem Chabang port on Saturday. Video footage depicts the magnitude of the fire.

Thailand achieves record for super yacht arrivals

Asian governments are trying to improve the facilities and ease the regulations to attract more super yachts to cruise in the region and spend time in their marinas. In fact, in Thailand this has led to an increase in visiting super yachts, reaching an all time high in Phuket.  Namely, during February, the Yacht Haven Marina accommodated 36 super yachts.

Greenfield terminal to be developed in Bangkok

APM Terminals signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sahathai Terminal PLC and Mitr Phol Sugar to develop a 345,000 TEU capacity greenfield container terminal in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok River Terminal Limited will accommodate Thailand’s increasing containerized import and export trade. Completion of the transaction is subject to receiving applicable regulatory approvals and licenses. 

Thailand welcomes its first largest container terminal

Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT), the largest container terminal operator in the area, has opened Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port. The opening ceremony for the USD 600 million facility took place on January 30. Terminal D is the first terminal in Thailand to handle some of the largest ocean-going vessels. When completed, the terminal is to have a total quay length of 1.700 metres, with 17 Super Post-Panamax quay cranes and 43 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes all using remote control technology.

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