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 ports has doubled in last decade,” said Mya Than, the chief engineer for MPA.

Their general cargo handling reached 24,168 metric tons in the fiscal year (2013-14), more than a double rise from 9,800 metric tons in the fiscal year (2003-04). And their container handling also reached more than 6,000 metric tons in the fiscal year (2013-14), from just around 2,600 metric tons in the fiscal year (2003-04).

The Port is the premier port of Myanmar and handled about 85 % of the country’s exports and imports.

The Yangon Port is accessible to vessels of up to 15000 DWT.

It has four main terminals, such as Bo Aung Kyaw, Myanmar Industrial, Asia World, and : Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal which can handle high number of containers.

The most of vessels called to the port were cargo ships which represented forty per cent.

Source: ELEVEN Myanmar

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