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By Martina Li in Taiwan

 

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 and reduce transport costs, while stabilising seaborne imports and exports”.

 

Full story: https://theloadstar.com/thailand-mulls-launch-of-national-liner-operator-to-tackle-soaring-freight-rates/

 

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Get the wizards from Thai Airways to run it.  Ships will run aground left and right and the containers being shipped will be minimal as all the executives will demand free transport on board....

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1 hour ago, ourmanflint said:

I'm sure they could buy a few secondhand Chinese container ships for 10x the going rate if they are lucky

Stick them on the tab along with the pointy whizzy trains, submarines, tanks, vaccines and goodness knows what else!

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1 hour ago, jeffandgop said:

Get the wizards from Thai Airways to run it.  Ships will run aground left and right and the containers being shipped will be minimal as all the executives will demand free transport on board....

You mean the containers will be retrofitted into suites with waiters and 5 star amenities at a price no one could refuse. Easily adaptable for the transport of a agricultural commodity called heroin

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The government has told Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) to establish a national liner operator by mid-2022

With Thailand’s vast experience finding low-cost crews for fishing boats and the millions of people out of work…..it’s a sure winner.....maybe even another hub.

 

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International cargo logistics are in freefall all around the world and will only get worse.  That's what happens when  world governments simultaneously intercede in both the production and consumption of virtually all goods and services.  Traditionally governments only manage to eff up a few sectors of the market at a time and the supply/demand/logistics markets manage to adjust and cope over time. But for the last eighteen months we've had every government eff up every conceivable supply chain. 

 

There is no process man can conceive that government cannot screw up royally through their inept intervention.

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No, no, no, no & no.

 

The opposite must apply, Thailand should be pushing to privatize many state-owned enterprises across numerous sectors to reduce corruption and improve efficiency.

 

The fact this is even being touted as an option without fear of ridicule shows me that this particular penny has not dropped yet.

 

Of course, the politicians and bureaucrats will be the ones that benefit from any such arrangements…

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Gsxrnz said:

International cargo logistics are in freefall all around the world and will only get worse.  That's what happens when  world governments simultaneously intercede in both the production and consumption of virtually all goods and services.  Traditionally governments only manage to eff up a few sectors of the market at a time and the supply/demand/logistics markets manage to adjust and cope over time. But for the last eighteen months we've had every government eff up every conceivable supply chain. 

 

There is no process man can conceive that government cannot screw up royally through their inept intervention.

This one may well have been screwed up by a government screwing around with viruses.

 

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The air-force has Thai airline as a retirement mecca so why should the Navy be denied a prime operation to buy overly expensive ships, charge more than the going rate, and operate them poorly?

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10 hours ago, canthai55 said:

 

Fascinating. Well worth watching.

 

(PS Forget the new Thai merchant marine.)

 

 

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typical cyclical mistake again again in all sectors across the world

-7. years ago--oversupply in cointainerships,massive bancruptys of corp and lenders

-reducing fleet by outsourcing old ships

- rates  go from low to high ( baltic dry)

-and now nearly at top they buy and build new ships

 

ready for the next round

 

anticyclical investment are the sucess in medium to longterm ( means over minimum 3-4 years) , doesnt matter its oil,gold,chips, gas, telcos,energy, ,ships, shares or propertys.

 

but today its the greed on shortterm profits

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Anywhere else, this headline would pass muster as a prudent business move, without a second thought, it's just so, so tragic for Thailand, that my immediate thought was: "Where's mine; and why isn't it bigger!"

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Fond memories when Tilbury was a hub for seaman.

The department of Seeing is Bolivian are to arrange refresment with Liner Coke and Australian "special' flour power, leaves redpulls hit at the lights.

 

However a bunch of tankers may be less likley than cheap tugs in Thighland.

 

A ballast spokesperson not authorized to tell porkies said Linesheeters, cabin buoys and reefers seem on the rise.

 

Of course for sheets that pass in the night better sink the Bismarck.

 

 

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