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The Thai government has always intended to develop Laem Chabang Port as a gateway to Indo-Chinese trade. The facility is indeed expected to play a key role in the distribution of goods to all Southeast Asian countries especially Burma, Laos, Malaysia, and Cambodia. The first phase of Laem Chabang Port construction focused on creating ample space for containers and capacity to accommodate large ships that Bangkok Port was unable to serve.

Structure of Port U-shaped
Size of Port   450-metre width, 1,600-metre length
Depth of Mooring Basin -14 metres at mean sea level
Channel Depth to Terminals -16 metres at mean sea level
Breakwater Length  1,300 metres
Size of Ships  Panamax size  (60,000 – 80,000 DWT, with capacity to carry more than 3,000 twenty-foot equivalent units or TEUs)

No. of Quays


  • Container Vessels Terminals
  • Multipurpose Terminals
  • Roll On/Roll Off (Ro/Ro) Terminal for Ships/Cars
  • Ro/Ro Terminal for Cars   
  • Bulk Cargos Terminal



Total capacity for cargos 
4 million TEU
Equipped with good facilities and infrastructure :
  • Transport: road and railway links
  • Infrastructure services: electricity, freshwater supply, and telephone
  • Wastewater treatment system
  • Storage areas such as container depots, warehouses, and container yards
  • Mechanical handling equipment such as rail-mounted shore-side gantry cranes and rubber-tired gantry cranes
  • Tugs and other service craft
  • Customs terminal
  • Samutket Control Center for management/communication at Laem Chabang Port


Enhancing Shipping Management Capacity
Branching Out
Fruits of Success
Transportation for Sustainable Economic Growth
Green Port
Modern Technology for Greater Capacity

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