Thilawa special economic zone and the single window

Walsh, J 2015, 'Thilawa special economic zone and the single window', International Journal of Services, Technology and Management, vol. 21, no. 13, pp. 27-39.


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Title Thilawa special economic zone and the single window
Author(s) Walsh, J
Year 2015
Journal name International Journal of Services, Technology and Management
Volume number 21
Issue number 13
Start page 27
End page 39
Total pages 13
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract Transporting goods by sea remains the dominant move of importing and exporting merchandise and the amount of such movements was revolutionised by the containerisation, which standardised crate sizes on seagoing vessels and dramatically increased the efficiency of operations. Yet there are other constraints to efficient operations and such issues as customs clearance, tariffs and non-tariff barriers can all have a significant effect. The ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aim to reduce delays and paperwork through the use of the National Single Window (NSW) concept that members should introduce as part of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). One affected port is at Thilawa special economic zone (SEZ) in Myanmar, which is being developed primarily by Japanese capital. It will need a deep-sea port that will be able to handle the rapidly-increasing number of container movements now taking place in Myanmar. Problems that must be faced are considered.
Subject Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Keyword(s) Connectivity
Container movement
Economic development
Infrastructure
Myanmar
Sea logistics
Service management
DOI - identifier 10.1504/IJSTM.2015.071101
Copyright notice Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN 1460-6720
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