As the world’s 22nd busiest port, the port of Laem Chabang is centrally located 115 kilometers from the capital and major metropolitan center of Bangkok, Thailand. While Thailand has a port located in Bangkok, Laem Chabang is the largest port in Thailand and is the country’s main deep sea port. In 1961 construction began on the port of Laem Chabang in order to increase development outside of the capital and reduce overcrowding at the port of Bangkok. The port of Laem Chabang was finally opened in 1991 and within a few years it became one of the most important ports in the region and the busiest port in the Gulf of Thailand. The port plays a major role in international shipping services in Southeast Asia as it serves as a gateway to other countries in the region. In part to its increase in imports and exports, Thailand is now the second largest economy in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia.
Today, the port of Laem Chabang has one of the highest trading growth rates in the world and the port continues to see an increase in cargo arriving into the port. Laem Chabang is now the major point of entry for international container shipping services into Thailand. Each year the USA ships over $10 billion worth of cargo to Thailand. Some of the major products shipped from the USA to Thailand include plastics, metalworking machinery, industrial machinery and international car shipping service is substantial as well, especially the sale of vehicle parts and accessories. As one of the major ports in Asia, there is an abundance of international shipping services to the port of Laem Chabang including container, breakbulk and roll-on / roll-off shipping services.
Some notable features for the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand:
- The port of Laem Chabang is capable of handling international construction equipment shipping, heavy machinery, automobiles and containers into Thailand.
- Laem Chabang has 7 container terminals, 1 multipurpose terminal, 1 roll-on / roll-off terminal and one general cargo terminal.
- The port is capable of handling the world’s largest vessels called Post Panamex vessels.
- In 2011 the port of Laem Chabang was the 22nd busiest container port in the world.
- Among the international shipping services available to Thailand includes 20’, 40’ and 45’ containers.
For more information about the port of Laem Chabang and international shipping services to Thailand, visit the Port of Laem Chabang Website. Visit our rate request page to receive an international high heavy, construction equipment and container shipping quote or to receive more information on our international shipping services.