Transport and shipping

Transport and shipping policy and administration

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 ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicle-registration-laws-issued

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 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kamsab-removed-ports-kingdom-braces-loss-preferential-trade-access

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. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/centre-upskill-truck-drivers

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 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/highway-sihanoukville-its-way

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. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50509378/cambodia-thailand-end-cross-border-rail-transport-talks/

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 ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101342/hundreds-truck-owners-fined/

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 ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thailand-drops-quotas-flights-cambodia

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. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29483/online-vehicle-registration/

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. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-explains-tax-hikes-heavy-transportation-vehicles

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. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-40-overloaded-trucks-seized-ministry

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 ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/flag-convenience-scheme-retired

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. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26322/wing-makes-vehicle-payments-easy/

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. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-top-choice-russia-flight-plan

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 ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cargo-projections-fall-short-capital-port

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. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firms-say-transport-fee-cuts-not-deep-enough

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. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-cuts-port-prices-starts-graft-probe-112013/

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. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24200/transport-ministry--industry-to-work-on-cutting-costs/

After 14 years, passenger train service to the coast restarts

For most people who boarded the passenger train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on Saturday morning—the maiden ride since the service was suspended more than a decade ago—it was something of a new thrill.   ...

Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-14-years-passenger-train-service-to-the-coast-restarts-111121/

Expressway plans scrapped amid eviction fears

Ambitious plans for an elevated expressway above a set of derelict railway tracks linking central Phnom Penh to the airport have been scrapped, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Tuesday, two months after senior government officials warned that it would negatively impact at least a ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/expressway-plans-scrapped-amid-eviction-fears-110916/

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