Myanmar looks to ease port congestion

Myanmar looks to ease port congestion

Myanmar is pushing ahead with a variety of new rulings aimed at easing congestion at its ports.

Customs teams at Yangon’s ports will now operate 24 hours a day, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry said yesterday.

Earlier this month the port authority in Yangon started fining owners of containers that have lain idle at the port for too long as it emerged boxships are having to wait up to 10 days to call at the cramped port.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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