Transport and shipping
Transport and shipping policy and administration
Kingdom joins int’l transport forum
Cambodia has joined the International Transport Forum (ITF) as the organisation’s 64th member country. Ministers of transport from the 63 current member states agreed to admit the Kingdom to the ITF on May 19 at their Summit in Leipzig, Germany. ...
Intermodal transport, logistics master plan draft is approved
The government on Monday approved the draft of the Interim Master Plan on Intermodal Transport and Logistics Connectivity, which will serve as a roadmap for the development of the sector and lower costs. Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth used the meeting to acknowledge ...
Vehicle registration laws issued
The government on Monday issued a sub-decree on the registration for vehicle identification cards and number plates at the request of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. Article 22 of Chapter Three in the sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen gives the right ...
Kamsab removed from ports as Kingdom braces for loss of preferential trade access
The Cambodian government has begun a series of reforms intended to strengthen economic independence and promote business in the Kingdom, as they prepare for the possible loss of preferential trade access to the EU and US in the coming months. Prime Minister Hun Sen on ...
Centre to upskill truck drivers
The Heavy-Vehicle Driver Training Centre, under the General Department of Land Transport, was launched at a ceremony on Wednesday. It will provide training to heavy-vehicle drivers, on St 598, Chraing Chamreh II commune, Russei Keo district, in the capital. ...
Highway to Sihanoukville on its way
The Cambodian government said it is actively working with China Road and Bridge Corporation, a Chinese company seeking to speed up construction of an expressway linking Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk province, says Ministry of Public Works and Transport officials. The planned expressway will span ...
Cambodia, Thailand end cross-border rail transport talks
Cambodia and Thailand on Friday concluded negotiations on the transport of goods and people by train across their shared border, with an official agreement expected to be signed in upcoming months. ...
Hundreds of truck owners fined
More than 300 overloaded trucks were fined nearly $135,000 last month, causing the Transport Ministry to call for stricter action to protect the country’s roads.A Transport Ministry report said a committee comprised of ministry officials and law enforcement officers seized 307 overloaded trucks, resulting in ...
Logistics master plan brings high hopes
The new master plan to guide logistics infrastructure development in the kingdom will be ready by the end of March next year and will be pivotal in slashing costs and ramping up efficiency in transportation, a senior official from the Ministry of Public Works and ...
Thailand drops quotas on flights to Cambodia
Thailand has dropped its seat quota on commercial flights to Cambodia after its government approved the removal of the restrictions in accordance with an aviation agreement between the two countries signed in May. The approval comes months after Cambodia did the same, liberalising air travel ...
Online vehicle registration
In an effort to digitalize its public services, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced yesterday that registration of vehicles and payments for drivers’ licenses can now be made online by the end of the year. ...
Ministry explains tax hikes on heavy transportation vehicles
The Ministry of Economy and Finance on Monday sought to explain a recent hefty increase in taxes imposed on heavy transportation vehicles, saying it was prompted by a need to support infrastructure maintenance expenditures and cover the elimination of taxes on vehicles smaller than 150cc. ...
More than 40 overloaded trucks seized by ministry
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport said yesterday that its officials had impounded 44 overloaded trucks along National Road No 217 since Friday. ...
Flag of convenience scheme retired
The days of cocaine smuggling, illegal fishing and human trafficking using ships bearing the Cambodian flag appear to have come to an end as government officials claim that, as of today, all foreign-owned ships operating through Cambodia’s “flag of convenience” scheme must be stripped of ...
Wing makes vehicle payments easy
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Wing Limited Specialized Bank to make it easier for the public to pay vehicle registration, inspection and driving license fees. ...
Sihanoukville is top choice for Russia flight plan
Regularly scheduled direct flights between Cambodia and Russia proposed by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week in Moscow might land in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, an official said yesterday. ...
Cargo projections fall short at capital port
Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP), which operates the capital’s river port, reported a decline in container traffic during the first quarter of the year, raising questions about the newly listed company’s ability to meet its double-digit revenue and earnings projections – though analysts say it ...
Firms says transport fee cuts not deep enough
Officially sanctioned reductions in port container fees will have little impact on the Kingdom’s trade competitiveness as deeply engrained problems in trucking and railways, as well as high custom fees, remain in place, stakeholders in the transport sector said yesterday. ...
Prime minister cuts port prices, starts graft probe
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday announced across-the-board cuts to the fees being charged by three of the state’s main logistics firms and ordered a probe into transport sector corruption, which he blamed for nearly half the industry’s expenses. ...
Transport ministry, industry to work on cutting costs
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said yesterday his ministry would work with the private sector to draw up a formula to rein in and cut transport costs. ...