$300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

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$300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:12 pm

Port plan to lower freight costs
Fri, 30 December 2016
Cheng Sokhorng

A massive $300 million expansion of the Kingdom’s principal seaport announced this week will significantly improve supply chain logistics, reduce transport costs, and increase the competitiveness of Cambodian goods in international markets, private sector leaders said yesterday.

The ambitious port development plan, revealed during the annual meeting of the Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday, envisions the construction of a new container port – comprising a terminal, container yard, and customs and administrative buildings – on reclaimed land just north of the existing port facility.

The new port’s terminal will extend over 350 metres in length with a draft of 14.5 metres, capable of handling large container ships. Its container berths and storage yard will add 1 million TEU, or 20-foot equivalent units, of container throughput capacity, effectively tripling SAP’s current capacity.

Future expansion, to be built on more reclaimed land, would include additional container berths and a rail terminal.

Va Sim Soriya, spokesman of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, said construction of the new container terminal was expected to begin next year and finish by 2022 at a total cost of $300 million...
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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by Luigi » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:51 pm

Can anyone tell me why the entire world (AFAIK) still use footage v metric measurements as the standard measurement?
As in TEU. Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.
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Post by Username Taken » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:22 pm

Luigi wrote:Can anyone tell me why the entire world (AFAIK) still use footage v metric measurements as the standard measurement?
As in TEU. Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.
Because the Mericans want it that way!! :facepalm:

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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by Bertros » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:11 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Luigi wrote:Can anyone tell me why the entire world (AFAIK) still use footage v metric measurements as the standard measurement?
As in TEU. Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.
Because the Mericans want it that way!! :facepalm:

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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by Luigi » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:22 am

Bertros wrote:
Username Taken wrote:
Luigi wrote:Can anyone tell me why the entire world (AFAIK) still use footage v metric measurements as the standard measurement?
As in TEU. Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.
Because the Mericans want it that way!! :facepalm:

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YEP! It's our world...you just live in it.


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Is this why so many call us Imperialists? Rather judgemental. :popcorn:

I believe the official correct spelling is Murican. :hattip:
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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by cptrelentless » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:21 pm

I'm pretty sure TEU is English, the guy who invented the idea. Pre decimalisation

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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:38 pm

Why is England shown as using the metric system ?
Do they use it for tonnage only ? If so will they reverse to their old system based on the queen's weight or whatever once the Brexit is acted ? :mrgreen:
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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by Luigi » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:43 pm

cptrelentless wrote:I'm pretty sure TEU is English, the guy who invented the idea. Pre decimalisation

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Containerization - Wikipedia
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Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers made of ... Containerization has its origins in early coal mining regions in England ... For transport of passengers' baggage four containers were used. ..... Container capacity is often expressed in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU, ...

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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by cptrelentless » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:43 am

We have the metric system for science and stuff but still use miles and other imperial measures. Yes, you weigh people in stones. It's just nostalgia, really
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Re: $300M port expansion plan for Sihanoukville.

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:02 pm

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Future port extension plan as shown in the PPP.
I presume there's a plan to get the railway line connected to the port. And also a plan to expand the rail capacity to transport all this extra freight. Hopefully.
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