Bulk Terminal Operations.
by Ms. Sumalee Sukdanont in 1998
*(The Full Text view in Thai Language only)*
This study was conducted into the barges
transport system in Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. For Thailand the study
focused on the barges transport between Bangkok Port and Leam Chabang Port.
In Europe, the barges transport was successfully
carried along the Rhine. The cargoes carried by barges were both general cargoes, bulk and
containerised cargoes. In Singapore, barges carried containers from the neighbouring
countries to load on board of mother vessels. In Hong Kong, bargers were used mostly for
mid-stream operations of containers to and from mother ships. In Thailand, the barges
transport was mainly carried along the Choa Phraya River, the most important river of the
country. The transport of containers by barges in Thailand was not successful. This was
because of lack of infrastuctures and lack of law and regulations to facilitate the
transport. The most importance was the transport of containers by barges could not
complete with other modes of tranport both in terms of time and cost.