While rising global geopolitical uncertainty and international trade matters are impacting on the global shipping sector’s recovery, Thailand is progressively investing in transport and deep-sea port infrastructure, including the development of the Easter Economic Corridor (EEC), with a view to positioning itself as future international trading gateway to ASEAN markets and beyond.
Two of the key EEC PPP projects, the expansion of Laem Chabang Port Phase III and Map Ta Phut Industrial Port Phase III, are expected to bring increased transshipment volumes and larger container vessels to those deep-sea ports, presenting opportunities and associated risks for container terminal operators, shipyards, dockyards and related maritime and logistics businesses in Thailand.
Siam Premier’s shipping and logistics lawyers are aware of the current sector drivers and the legal and commercial challenges affecting our clients’ businesses – whether transporting international cargo, chartering, ship-building or repairing. We also understand the perils they face at sea and onshore, and the need to act quickly following shipping incidents and casualties.
Our sector focused team has in-depth knowledge of Thailand’s maritime legal and regulatory framework, and we have developed excellent working relationships with the Marine Department, Port Authority of Thailand and Thai Customs Department.
Our growing contentious and non-contentious Thai shipping and logistics practice advises P&I clubs, vessel owners, shipping lines, cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipbuilders and charterers on a broad range of wet and dry shipping and logistics matters, including: