Thai Terminal Increases Capacity
Laem Chabang’s new terminal began operations last week when the MOL Grandeur became the first vessel to call.
The $600m terminal is the third at Thailand’s major container port and the facility is expected to pave the way for a 40% capacity increase in the largest vessels calling at the port.
The new development will enable Thailand to challenge Malaysia and Singapore for much sought after South-east Asian transhipment traffic, and should enable them to handle some of the most recent mega-ships that have come online.
Up until this point, the largest container ships that are being handled by Laem Chabang are around 10,000 TEU, when the most recent vessels to be deployed by a number of steamship lines are in excess of 20,000 TEU.
The terminal is still in its first phase of development, which will be complete during 2019. Phases 2 and 3 should be completed by 2024, which will enable the handling of up to 3.5 million TEU per year.
In the meantime, UniOcean Lines continue to offer the most comprehensive schedule in the market and are operating numerous vessel loops from South East Asia, including our Trans Pacific, Northern Europe, Australasia and Inter Asian services.
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