Thesis 27

Problems and Obstacles in International Sea Transport at the Laem Chabang Commercial Port : Emphasis on Container Cargoes

by Ms. Thanida Thanaboriboon (1996) ; Master thesis. *(The Full Text view in Thai Language only)*

ABSTRACT

    The objectives of this thesis are to analyze the problems and obstacles in international sea transport with emphasis on container cargoes at the Laem Chabang Commercial Port. Questionnaires and interviews were conducted among 150 correspondents, who are port users, during 14th - 17th October 1994. The SPSS computer program were employed in the analysis of the data.

    The findings reveals that the major problems and obstacles are as follows : an additional freight costs, the gratuity paid for import and export, the traffic congestion on Bangna-Trad, the unstability politics and unclear port management policies from government, lacking of full government supports on import and export, the regulations of government and the port authority of Thailand do not facilitate on the international trade business, the insufficient infra-structure and utilities system, the centre of the trading, the factories, the sources of raw material are all located near to Bangkok, respectively. Recommendations of this study are that the appropriate directions to improve the services at Laem Chabang Commercial Port and the independence of port management are required. The others are, to expand an important business areas into upcountry, to have more supported form government, to develop sufficient infra-structure and utilities system, and to promote more public relations on Laem Chabang Commercial Port.

    The researcher proposes to repeat the research done by the professional involved in this area. So that the right solution on these problems and obstacles would be solved. And the efficiency of the Laem Chabang Commercial Port would be obtained in the future.

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