Yangon ports implement round-the-clock clearance

FROM last Thursday, customs clearance became available round the clock at all ports in Yangon, but it has come at a cost. It was announced last week that customs clearance for outbound and inbound shipments would be available 24 hours at all ports in Myanmar, including Yangon Port that is run by Myanmar Port Authority, […]

Ministry push to improve waterway logistics

The Ministry of Transport will focus on constructing new ports and renovating docks and jetties, as well as developing the Thilawa port region, using a combination of Japanese loans and government funds, said U Thet Tun, deputy permanent secretary for the Ministry of Transport. The ministry will also collaborate with local and foreign private companies […]

YCDC, MPA in dispute over park land ownership

Yangon – The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) are locked in a dispute over the land ownership of Seikkanthar Park which is included in the Asia World Project, sources say. The 1.5-acre park is located in Kyimyindine Township. Representatives of the Asia World company, officials from the western district […]

Chinese container vessel arrives in Myanmar

YANGON, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) — A container vessel of China Shipping, Asiatic Wave, sailed directly from China without cargo transhipment, berthed at Myanmar Industrial Port in Yangon Sunday. The container ship, which is the first ever in history sailed directly from China, set off from Chinese port cities of Ningbo and Shanghai, arrived Yangon via […]

Port trade surge forecast to accelerate: Myanmar Port Authority

The number of containers that pass through Yangon Ports annually has almost tripled over the past decade, according to the Myanmar Port Authority, which expects the rate to accelerate as more jetties are under construction or in the planning stages. In fiscal year 2003-2004, the ports handled 9.8 million tonnes of commodities. In FY 2012-2013 […]

Strangled by traffic in Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar – Three years ago, tens of thousands of vehicles flooded into Myanmar’s largest city after international economic sanctions on the country were eased. Now, Yangon’s asphalt arteries are gridlocked. What was once a 15-minute commute from the downtown area to Yangon International Airport – just 16 kilometres away – can now take as […]

Workload of Myanmar ports doubles in last decade

The workload of Yangon Port in Myanmar has doubled in the last ten years, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA). The amount of workload during the fiscal year of 2003/4, when compared to 2012/3, has doubled. “MPA has also invited private businesses to cooperate in upgrading Port of Yangon, the main port. Workload of Yangon […]

Asia World Port tops the list of Yangon freight handlers

Asia World Port is Yangon’s top freight handler, with a 45-percent share of all goods that pass through the nation’s commercial hub, according to the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA). Yangon’s ports are Bo Aung Kyaw, Myanmar Industry, Asia World, Htitan, and Myanmar International Port Thilawa. Asia World Port has a higher market share than all […]

Myanmar plans to implement two new deep seaport projects

Myanmar is planning to construct another two new deep seaports in the Tanintaryi coast and Ayeyarwady region, according to Myanmar Port Authority (MPA). Thailand is interested to construct Kalargote deep seaport project located between Mawlamyaing and Yay in Tanintaryi coast. Singapore is also interested to invest at Ngayokekaung deep seaport located at Ngayokekaung Bay in […]

Private companies lease land plots for fuel storage and distribution

Over 135 acres owned by Myanmar Port Authority at Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Thanlyin and Kyauktan Townships of Yangon region have been leased to private fuel companies to operate fuel storage and distribution, according to Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA ). Five companies comprising PadaukShwewa, ThuriRaSweninn, ShweTaung, International Group of Entrepreneur and […]