BANGKOK, 29 July 2014, – The Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC) and the Department of Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM) yesterday held a seminar on the development of the logistics sector in preparation for the formation of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
According to the TNSC, Thailand’s logistics sector, in the global scale, still has several drawbacks despite being one of the top ASEAN contenders. He said operators should consider various local and international economic factors in order to be able to seriously compete in the sector.
The council suggested that the nation improve its logistics-related database and service providers’ effectiveness, adding that the private sector should also adapt itself to the current market trends in order to stay competitive in the business. Similarly, logistics-related state enterprises should constantly update itself in order to keep their service quality level up to a par with that of the private sector.
The Shippers’ Council lastly advised the government to reduce barriers in the border logistics to accommodate the advent of the AEC.