Container inflow to Yangon ports rises by 20 per cent

Yearly container inflow to Yangon ports through normal trade rose by 20 per cent over the past four years, it is learnt from the Myanma Port Authority. Over 1,000 container ships arrived in Yangon ports in the 2006-2007 fiscal year. During the last fiscal year of 2015-2016, over 2,300 foreign container ships entered Yangon ports […]

MPA to double fines for delayed container withdrawals

Myanma Port Authority will be fining companies that fail to remove their sea containers from ports on time, starting this month. The US$4 fine will increase to US$16 depending on the cargo. This is an attempt for the ports to be able to move cargo quickly and not backlog, as cargo pile ups in Myanmar […]

Yangon jetty plan under fire

The Lower House will discuss a proposal urging the government to suspend the construction of a jetty project on a 20-acre plot owned by the Myanma Port Authority (MPA). MP Tin Maung Win for Seikkan Township submitted that proposal, saying that round-the-clock container loading may shake Botataung Pagoda and would disrupt worship. “The President’s Office […]

Dredging makes for easier access to Yangon Port

MORE container ships can enter and exit Yangon port starting from this month after dredging near the port’s inner bar known as Monkey Point has been completed, said an official from the Myanma Port Authority. The dredging project was jointly conducted by Starhigh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and the Myanma Port Authority from 30 March […]

Outgoing Government Gives Wharf Concession to Tycoon’s Shipping Firm

Burma’s Port Authority has awarded Kaung Myanmar Aung Shipping Co. Ltd. the right to develop a new area for cargo ships to dock on downtown Rangoon’s riverside, state media reports. The company is part of the sprawling KMA Group, which is headed by Burmese tycoon Khin Maung Aye, known to be close to outgoing President […]

Yangon port suffers shortage of palm oil storage space

Due to a shortage of tanks for storing palm oil in the Yangon port, ships carrying palm oil have been forced to wait at the entrance of the port, according to an announcement released by the Myanma Port Authority. “In the 2014-15 fiscal year, private companies imported 502,536 metric tonnes of palm oil on 111 […]

Myanma Port Authority invites open tender to implementation the electricity for building and to build the Jetty in Thilawa; Closing Date: Jan 7, 2016

Ministry of Transport MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY Invitation for Open Tender 1. Open tender are invited to do the following Business in Myanma Port Authority. No Type Quantity (a) To implementation the electricity for building and to build the Jetty  in Thilawa 1 Lot Tender Closing Date and Time – January 7 2016 (13:00 hr) 2. […]

Myanmar’s oil import infrastructure building picks up pace as demand rises

Myanmar is looking to build a slew of new oil storage terminals and jetties near its former capital Yangon as its small and ageing refineries cannot keep up with rapidly rising demand for refined products. The lifting of several international sanctions in 2012 has led to a sharp rise in cars being imported and sold […]

Licences to be issued at SEZs

Licences to invest in Myanmar special economic zones will soon be issued at One-Stop Service Centres within the zones. According to the special economic zone by-law, this provision is being introduced for the convenience of investors. One-Stop Services Centres in SEZs will provide services such as company registration, visa application, labour registration and import and […]

Vehicle importers quiet on missing parts, says deputy minister

A conspiracy of silence seems to surround the issue of parts allegedly stolen from imported vehicles at Yangon ports, parliament heard on July 13. That was the conclusion reached by Magwe Region MP U Hla Swe, who claimed stolen parts, including TVs, CD players, spare wheels and floor mats, were being pilfered at the ports […]