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About the port
With a coastline of more than 2,000 miles, Thailand is one of the major countries handling trade and shipments in Southeast Asia. There are many shipping ports constructed along the Gulf of Thailand which handles all types of vessels and containerized cargo, ro-ro, bulk, and even cruise ships.
The country is home to many deep-sea international ports and several smaller ports. 4 major deep-sea ports are located in Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Map Ta Phut, and Sattahip. And numerous other ports at Phuket, Si Racha, Songkhla, Kantang, Krabi, Ranong, and Chiang Saen among others. The ports are handled majorly by the government-owned Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) along with private companies, Hutchison Ports Thailand and PSA International.
The Bangkok Port, or Khlong Toei Port, is one of the busiest ports in the region. With ample space and huge berthing capacity for large vessels, the port has a handling capacity of more than 1.5 million TEUs annually. Bangkok port is well-equipped with gantry cranes, quay cranes, forklift trucks, and empty container stacker equipment. It has 2 major container terminals for handling shipments and trading — Container Terminal 1 and Container Terminal 2.
The terminals handle agriculture-based cargo including rice, wheat, tapioca, etc., along with paper, plastic, and rubber. The terminals offer container maintenance services like discharging, storing, warehousing, delivery, and repair of containers as well as reefer services. The port has a Special Export Zone — which allows shippers and forwarders to consolidate large shipments which help in reducing operational and forwarding costs.
The port of Laem Chabang is the world’s 21st busiest container port according to the American Association of Port Authorities (APPA). The port is capable of handling the largest of vessels and the biggest of container cargo shipments. Spread around 1000 hectares of land, the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand manages the majority of containerized cargo traffic in the country.
Equipped with cultural architecture and modern facilities, Laem Chabang has rail-mounted gantry cranes, top loaders, and container shifters to handle all types of containers. It has 7 container terminals, with a collective handling capacity of over 7 million TEUs every year. Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of tapioca and tapioca products. Most of that trade is handled by the Laem Chabang Port.
The port of Map Ta Phut is Thailand’s biggest industrial port with several container terminals, warehouses, and handling equipment serving general cargo, bulk cargo, and specialized cargo and containers.
The Sattahip port used to serve as a military port until the 1970s, and later got converted into a commercial port. Now, it also serves as a naval base for the Royal Thai Navy along with handling some trade.
Container Availability in Thailand
Thailand’s key location makes it a hub of trade and shipping in the Southeastern Asian region. Due to the high volume of exports, the ports of Thailand are very crucial for the economy and GDP of the country. Most of the cargo exported is in the form of containerized cargo.
You can find containers in Thailand through our members at the online xChange platform. In the public search, you can see where some of the xChange members are looking to get their containers moved to and from the port of Thailand.
Check the Container Availability Index (CAx) to know whether containers are available in excess or are in deficit to plan your next shipment.
The ports of Thailand are a cultural, economic, and political hub. They are a crucial link for the economy — both locally and internationally, as most of the economy of the country is based on shipping and tourism (cruise).
Agriculture is the basis of Thailand’s economy. And shipping provides support to it. Thailand is one of the largest producers and exporters of rice and tapioca in the world. Major exports and imports are of agriculture-based products, but the country is also known for its trade in electronics, clothes, antiques, and auto parts.
If you’re looking for containers in Thailand, xChange can help you. All you have to do is put in your pick-up and drop-off location in our public search. In a matter of seconds, you will get a list of containers waiting to be put to use.