CHONBURI, 28 July 2015, Laem Chabang Fishing Pier in Si Racha District of Chonburi Province yesterday held a seminar discussing the its future development projects.
According to the Port Managing Director, Lieutenant Sutthinan Hattawong, the volume of goods exported from Laem Chabang Fishing Pier has grown 7 percent in the first 9 month of this fiscal year, but the value has dropped thanks to the weaker baht.
He expected the port’s growth to be in the range of 6-7 percent this year, generating 8 billion baht of revenue exclusive of ship docking fees.
The port is planning to expand the road leading to the pier from 4 lanes to 14 lanes. The project is expected to be completed at the end of next year.
His agency also plans to increase its rail logistics capacity from 500,000 to 1,000,000 containers a year. The project is estimated to cost 30 billion baht. Laem Chabang Fishing Pier also has a plan to significantly expand its auto export capacity, which is currently at 2 million units annually, the port Managing Director added.