Sahathai Terminal Plc. and Bangkok Barge Terminal, two of Thailand’s leading terminal operators, have officially signed a contract with Ocean Network Express (Thailand) Ltd. to provide terminal and logistics-related services for the carrier at Sahathai Terminal, located on Poochaosmingprai Road, Samut Prakan. The contract will officially go into effect at the beginning of April of this year.
Ocean Network Express or ONE Line is a new joint venture between Japan’s three former largest ocean carriers consisting of MOL, “K” Line and NYK. The new carrier will officially start operations on April 1st this year. Mr. Kiyoshi Tokonami, Managing Director of Ocean Network Express (Thailand) Ltd. said that, “we are delighted and honored to be in this auspicious ceremony in signing contract with Sahathai Terminal and Bangkok Barge Terminal. Both terminals operate and provide services in line with international standards, assuring us that we’ll continuously receive great services and support from them.”
Sahathai Terminal provides terminal services, land transportation, warehousing and container depot services, freight forwarding and office space leasing. Currently, Sahathai Terminal operates two barge terminals and a feeder terminal. In 2015, Sahathai Terminal partnered with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to establish Bangkok Barge Terminal Co. Ltd. (BBT). The joint venture terminal is a river terminal located near Industrial Rind Road Bridge or The Bhumibol Bridge, conveniently for the trucks.
BBT is the first river terminal to be authorized by the Thai Customs Department to operate an Inland Container Depot. With this approval, BBT has now officially opened the first ever ICD river terminal which provides container transportation via barge in Thailand. And recently, the terminal has also received Thai FDA license from Ministry of Public Health enables importers to seamlessly and conveniently import food to Thailand via BBT.