Pilot project to begin shipping from Thilawa to upper Myanmar

Transport authorities are planning to ship goods from the Thilawa port to the Simikhone port in upper Myanmar this month, according to the Inland Water Transport Department. The arrangement is jointly operated by Inland Water Transport and SA Marine Co. The first shipment will include chicken feed from JAPFA Comfeed Myanmar and will be sent […]

Firms asked to bid for aviation contracts

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win says the government will give the green-light to entrepreneurs for the distribution of aviation fuel at airports, including Yangon International Airport. He said: “Aviation fuel is distributed at Yangon International Airport under a joint venture with Puma. Other firms can run […]

Twenty-seven new piers planned in Thilawa SEZ by 2020

Construction of 27 piers in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will begin this year for completion by 2020, according to a report in yesterday’s Myawady Daily newspaper. Some piers are used for general cargo while others are designated for specific goods. Five piers are expected to be completed by 2018. Six new piers were established […]

Puma Energy Asia Sun Opens Myanmar’s Largest and Most Modern Petroleum Products Terminal

Puma Energy Asia Sun (P.E.A.S), a joint venture between Puma Energy, the global mid and downstream energy company, and Asia Sun Energy (ASE), a local company experienced in logistics and trading in Myanmar, celebrated the opening of its petroleum products terminal at Thilawa port, southeast of Yangon. This USD92 million investment into the country’s largest […]

Myanmar takes first steps to ramp up rice exports

Due to the region’s warm climate, double cropping or even triple cropping is possible in some areas. Not surprisingly, this helped make Myanmar one of the world’s top exporters, a position it held from the 1920s through the early 1960s But the military-led socialist regime that took the reins of power in 1962 tightened state […]

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, […]

Sales in Yangon’s East North New City are ‘dreary’ say realtors

Yangon Mayor U Hla Myint told the regional parliament last June that the East North New City had been awarded first priority among the seven new city projects devised by the Strategic Urban Development Plan for Greater Yangon 2040. He stressed the importance of its location between the future Hantharwaddy Airport and Thilawa Port and […]

Yangon jetties open with more in the works

Three new jetties have been completed in Yangon harbour so far in 2015, along a slew of more projects planned. The three, built by Myanma Industrial Port, Myat Myitta Mon and Annawa, were finished, while 10 more are under construction, said Myanma Port Authority chief engineer U Mya Than. The other 10 are being built […]

Govt to Tighten Car Import License Requirements

YANGON — Per January 1, the Ministry of Commerce will require car importers to apply for import licenses prior to shipping as part of a government effort to reduce the storage of vehicles at Thilawa Port, state media announced on Wednesday. Thousands of cars have been parked for months at the port area because importers […]