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As Thailand aims to rank itself among the world’s top 10 countries with the highest port traffic, the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) has started the third-phase development of Laem Chabang Port. The goals are to enhance the port’s competitiveness, to reaffirm its position as the gateway port of the sub-region and becoming a hub for trade information/commercial transportation 1, and also to boost Thailand’s trade/investment opportunities. Development of the third phase will be implemented from 2011 to 2020.

           

Presently, the PAT has commissioned an advisory company to conduct a feasibility study related to economic, engineering, environmental and engineering components for Phase 3. The study will seek to make Laem Chabang Port not just an international standard but also an environmentally-friendly port. Via modern technology and the latest innovations, the port should deliver faster services and reduced waiting time for each vessel.

Laem Chabang Port Map
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Structure of Port U-shaped
Size of Port   800-metre width, 2,000-metre length
Depth of Mooring Basin -18 metres at mean sea level
Channel Depth to Terminals -18 metres at mean sea level
Size of Ships  Super-Post Panamax (100,000 DWT with capacity to carry more than 10,000 TEUs)

No. of Quays

Disaggregated:

9
  • Container Vessel Terminals
  • Containers/General Cargo Terminal
  • Ro/Ro Terminal for Cars 

7
1
1

Total capacity for cargos 
8 million TEUs

Additional facilities and infrastructure (supplementing what the first phase offered)

  • The use of clean energy such as electrical energy
  • Logistical innovations such as automated stacking cranes   

1 Phujadkarn Weekly, 24-30 Jan 2011

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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