Yangon starts shipping services to Coco Island

Yangon started on Tuesday cargo and passenger shipping services to the remote Coco Islands, over 400 kilometres south of Myanmar’s economic capital. The Yangon Region Transport Authority will be operating the ferry service that will run once a month. The estimated travel time is 40 hours one way. “We provide this route for the convenience […]

First phase of Coco Island jetty project done

Yangon Region’s most remote corner has just become a little more accessible. Engineers have completed the first phase of a new jetty on Coco Island, intended to make it easier for ships to visit. The island is some 300 kilometres (186 miles) from Yangon. Though it forms part of the Andaman chain, the island is […]

Myanmar to purchase more ocean liners

YANGON—Myanma Five Star Line will be purchasing three more ocean liners, according to MFSL deputy general manager Maung Maung Soe. As the national flag carrier of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, MFSL now operates shipping services by running with 22 ocean-going vessels for domestic and foreign travel. “We are planning to buy three […]