PTT Plc has expressed its unshakeable confidence that the Laem Chabang deep-sea port, situated in Chon Buri, will soon be hailed as the reference point for environmentally-friendly, or “green,” ports across the nation. This information was shared by Noppadon Pinsupa, the Chief Operating Officer of PTT’s eminent Downstream Petroleum Business Group.
He iterated that GPC International Terminal, the noteworthy winner of the bidding war for the third phase of the port’s expansive development, is eagerly predicting to accept ownership of the area intended for major developmental projects from the government-run Port Authority of Thailand (PAT), come 2025.
At present, PAT is avidly engrossed in implementing a land reclamation process, which is essential for laying the foundation for the deep-sea port’s anticipated construction.
It is important to emphasize that PTT isn’t stepping into these uncharted waters alone. PTT Tank Terminal Co, a subsidiary of PTT, has joined forces with the industrious Chec Oversea Infrastructure Holding Pte, Ltd. Together, they form a powerful consortium destined to steer the development of this critical port.
As Noppadon Pinsupa articulated, the consortium is eyeing a roughly two-year timeline to oversee construction activities after ownership of the area has been transferred. The fervent aspiration here is to accomplish a ‘green port’, underlined by its reliance on renewable energy sources to power port operations, alongside harnessing the efficiencies offered by electric vehicles and machinery.
The completion of the milestone third phase will empower the Laem Chabang Port to comfortably berth the largest cargo ships. Much more than this, it will usher the port into a new era defined by the utilization of state-of-the-art technology and automation. This has been staunchly voiced by Mr. Noppadol.
Promising an efficient logistics integration with the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Noppadol foresees this synergy as a powerful conduit to drive the economy and strengthen Thailand’s strategic position in the international maritime industry.