The government has told Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) to establish a national liner operator by mid-2022 to overcome high freight rates and see more exports transported by local carriers.
Transport minister Saksayam Chidchob has formed a Preparatory Committee on the Establishment of the National Shipping Line (literal translation) and is its chairman.
It will study the feasibility of re-establishing a national shipping line to “help Thailand reduce its dependence on foreign ships …
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Source: The Loadstar