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Minister: Lower logistics costs

With the government hoping to attract overseas investment and increase the export of agricultural products, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol is urging a reduction in logistics costs to make Cambodian products more competitive and eliminate corruption in the process. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33500/minister--lower-logistics-costs/

Majority of Packages Sent Abroad Contain Local Delicacies

Seventy percent of all outbound parcels leaving Cambodia via the state-owned postal service contain local food products that are delivered to Cambodians living abroad, an official at Cambodia Post said yesterday. Ork Bora, general director of Cambodia Post, said that of the total 26,678 packages, not ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/majority-of-packages-sent-from-cambodia-contain-local-delicacies-4728/

Trucking Companies Plagued by High Costs, Informal Payments

Despite growing exports, freight companies say profits are being hit because most firms still use old, inefficient trucks and are often forced to pay custom officials informal fees at border checkpoints and ports. Transportation costs in Cambodia are already some of the highest in the region, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/trucking-companies-plagued-by-high-costs-informal-payments-3716/

Offshore refueling on the horizon

Danish marine fuel company Go4 Bunker Denmark yesterday launched the first company in Cambodia to supply ship fuel to  vessels traveling through Cambodia’s waters, according to officials. The launch ceremony for the newly established Go4 Bunker Cambodia Co Ltd yesterday was presided over by Danish Princess ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159246/Business/offshore-refueling-on-horizon-in-cambodia.html

Cargo at Phnom Penh Port Jumps 15.24 Percent

The amount of cargo entering Cambodia through the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port has increased 15.24 percent through the first nine months of this year, compared to the same period last year, a port official said yesterday. Hei Bavy, general director of the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, ...

New Mekong Port to Ease Overloaded Phnom Penh Terminal

With cargo traffic at the Phnom Penh Autonomus Port growing rapidly, a nearly completed container terminal just south of the city on the Mekon River should help ease the congestion. The 30-hectare port, in Kandal province’s Kein Svay district, was completed late last month, though cranes ...

More water transport needed

Cambodia’s waterways go largely unused for domestic shipping, a factor hurting the competitveness of the country’s logistics and agriculture sectors, experts said yesterday. Cambodia lost ground this year in a measure of logistics performance. As rice millers and exporters push toward the 1 million-tonne rice goal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071857471/Business/waterways-needed.html

Cambodia Criticized for Asean Meeting Failure

The “one community, one destiny” motto Cambodia adopted when it took over the rotating chairmanship of Asean this year could not have sounded more hollow as it did Friday when the 10-member bloc failed to produce a joint closing statement for the first time in ...

Shipments at PP port more than expected

Shipment through the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port increased by more than 28 per cent in the first 11 months of this year, surpassing a government target for 2011. About 73,760 shipping containers passed through the port between January and November, data shows, up from 62,256 containers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120553134/Business/shipments-at-pp-port-more-than-expected.html

Graft Risk Leads FedEx to Limit Local Business

In order to comply with legislation that prohibits bribery of public officials logistics company FedEx has limited its inbound shipments to Cambodia to those valued under $300. Customs and CamControl officials regularly impose unofficial payments to facilitate the customs and excise process. FedEx, initially announced ...

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