Strategic construction

The Thai government proposes the Chumphon-Ranong land bridge project

Seetao 2021-03-18 11:04
  • The southern Thai land bridge project can shorten the transportation time and distance, thereby reducing transportation costs
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Thailand recently held a transportation conference. The conference aims to promote Thailand's Southern Economic Corridor and the transportation infrastructure project connecting the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Specifically, it means that a specific site selection will be made in June for the land bridge port project connecting Chumphon (Gulf of Thailand) and Ranong (Andaman Sea). It will be an alternative route to transport crude oil to China, Japan and South Korea via the Strait of Malacca.

Approximately 24.7 million containers are transported through the Strait of Malacca in the world each year, accounting for 4.3% of the global freight volume. Based on this, Singapore has become one of the largest oil terminals in Asia and the second largest container port in the world. Once the southern Thai land bridge project is implemented, its location has strategic advantages, which can reduce time and transportation distance, save transportation costs, avoid the congestion of the Malacca Strait, and become an alternative route for crude oil transportation. The oil is transported from the Strait of Hormuz to the port of Ranong, and then transported through the oil pipeline to the port of Chumphon, and then to China, Japan and South Korea by sea. Editor/Xu Shengpeng


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