18 shipping lines provide container handling at Yangon

Eighteen container shipping lines with 51 vessels are providing container-handling services at the container ports in Yangon. Yangon has six container ports – AWPT, HPT, MIP, MITT, BSW and AIPT – with berths for 69 vessels. A total of 51 vessels are currently operating. “Eighteen container shipping lines are currently allowed and there are 51 […]

Myanmar renews SEZ push

Myanmar’s special economic zones (SEZs) are a central part of a revitalised economic strategy in which increased manufacturing activity will play a key role. And breathing renewed life and energy into stagnant or stalled SEZs has moved to the top of the government’s agenda. “SEZs promote the transfer of technology, encourage infrastructure development and attract […]

Myanmar to Receive Revenues from China-Myanmar Crude Oil Pipeline

Myanmar will gain financially from the China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline, which began operations in early April after the two countries signed an agreement for the transport of crude oil, said officials. The crude oil transport agreement was signed on April 10 in Beijing during president U Htin Kyaw’s state visit to China. Now, imported crude […]

Fuel Importers Submit Proposal for Deep-Sea Port in Yangon

Representatives of the oil and gas in­dustry have sub­mitted a business propos­al to the government to a build a deep-sea port near Yangon. “We are studying the potential logistics and feasibility of a deep-sea port project 20 miles from Yangon to reduce transportation costs for maritime trade and fuel imports,” Dr Win Myint, Secretary of […]

Confusion Over Water Transport Service Implementation Arises

The government has chosen the company which will operate the water bus service on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, on May 22 at a regional parliamentary session. The company Tint Tint Myanmar won the tender over its competitor, Daw Nilar Kyaw […]

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 […]

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 […]