Limited Links Sink Myanmar’s Potential

Despite its 2,000 kilometer-long coastline, reaching from Bangladesh to the west and Thailand to the east, Myanmar is home to only nine functioning ports, with the one in the commercial capital of Yangon spread across various sites and run by different owners. The ex-capital currently handles 95% of the country’s maritime trade. Annual port throughput […]

4m Containers Expected By 2025

​​ Yangon’s ports are expected to receive more than two million containers by 2020, according to the Myanma Port Authority (MPA). They received 890,000 containers in 2015, said Zaw Tun Lwin, deputy general manager from the MPA. He said the number could increase to 4 million by 2025. He added that the government was working to find better solutions to tackle cargo problems. A container management […]

Kaladan Transport Transit Project Expected to Finish Next Month

The Kaladan Multi-modal Transport Transit Project (KMTTP) between Myanmar and India is expected to be completed in December, according to Myanma Port Authority. The Kaladan Multi-Modal transport project connects the eastern Indian seaport of Kolkata with Sittwe seaport in Myanmar by sea. It also then links the Sittwe seaport to Paletwa via the Kaladan River […]

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

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list 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 […]