Enhanced TR1 Adds Alternative Access to Myanmar 06 October 2017

Rich in natural resources and ripe with opportunity for developments in infrastructure, the country of Myanmar continues to attract foreign investment ever since it opened its doors to international trade.

Enhanced TR1 Adds Alternative Access to Myanmar via MITT

Rich in natural resources and ripe with opportunity for developments in infrastructure, the country of Myanmar continues to attract foreign investment ever since it opened its doors to international trade. MCC Transport, along with Maersk Line, set up shop in Myanmar in May 2014 and has since aided in boosting the country’s trade and economic growth.

With Myanmar’s GDP growth projected to rise by 8% in 2017, more cargoes going into the country to support its development is highly anticipated.

Imports to Myanmar has grown to such great heights that its main terminal Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP) began to encounter challenges in managing the inflow of shipments. This, along with the truck ban policy implemented in downtown Yangon, soon made it clear that there is a need for an alternative to MIP.

TR1To address these challenges, MCC redesigned its Thailand-Rangoon 1 (TR1) service, adding Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) to its rotation. The new TR 1 now provides two entry points into Yangon, allowing easier access to both Yangon downtown area and the Thilawa economic zone.

MITT: The Gateway to Myanmar’s Thilawa Economic Zone

MITT is operated by the Hutchison Group, and is located near the mouth of Yangon river, just 25 kilometres south of Yangon. It’s distance from Yangon can be an advantage for those who wish to avoid the congestion in the downtown area, especially during the peak seasons.

Additionally, the truck ban policy implemented in Yangon does not affect the areas surrounding MITT, allowing for cargo clearing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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TR1 Northbound: Fast Connections from Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia to Yangon

TR1 offers fast and reliable service from Laem Chabang to Yangon at 9 days to MITT and 10 days to MIP. Shipments coming from Ho Chi Minh on the other hand will enjoy a transit time of 8 days to MITT, and 9 days to MIP.

Likewise, TR1 has a direct service from West Malaysia ports of Tanjung Pelepas and Port Klang into Yangon, with a faster transit time of 4 days from Tanjung Pelepas to Yangon’s MITT and 5 days to MIP. From Port Klang to Yangon, the transit time is 3 days to MITT and 4 days to MIP. Shipments from other countries in Asia can also reach Yangon via transshipment at Tanjung Pelepas.

Port of Loading

Departure

Arrival (MITT)

Arrival (MIP)

Transit to MITT

Transit to MIP

Laem Chabang

FRI

MON

TUE

9 days

10 days

Ho Chi Minh

SUN

MON

TUE

8 days

9 days

Tanjung Pelepas

WED

MON

TUE

5 days

6 days

Port Klang

FRI

MON

TUE

3 days

4 days

TR1 Southbound: Direct Services from Malaysia to Vietnam and Thailand

TR1’s southbound routing offers direct service from to Laem Chabang and Ho Chi Minh, expanding the reach of Malaysia to the Southeast Asia region.

This service has 5 days transit time to Laem Chabang, and 7 days to Ho Chi Minh.

 

 

With these new service enhancements, MCC hopes to continue to bolster Myanmar’s development. For more information,


 

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