The Thai government has approved the Harbour A Development Project at the gateway port of Laem Chabang, the government website reported after a cabinet meeting.
This allows the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) to construct an L-shaped harbour measuring 30 m wide and 120-125 m long, with a 115 x 120 m marina and a mean sea level of 10 m.
“The harbour will support one vessel with tonnage capacity of 3,000 dwt carrying 200 dwt containers, and one with tonnage capacity of 1,000 dwt carrying 100 dwt containers. A shore crane and a container arranging crane will be installed to support up to 300,000 teu containers per year,” the website said.
The facility will be located at Marina 1 between Harbour A1 and A0 on a 6.9 ha area. The construction is estimated to last for 24 months.
“PAT will invest in infrastructure construction and all main handling equipment, as well as management and operation with the total investment budget of THB1,864.19 million (USD55,000),” the website added.
The cabinet also gave permission for minimum charges of THB1,545 and maximum charges of THB3,180 at the harbour.
The minimum charge consists of the lift-on/lift-off charge of THB715 per container of all sizes and conditions and a movement charge of THB830 per container, while the maximum charge consists of the advanced rate of lift on/lift off charge of THB2,010 and a movement charge of THB1,170 per container.