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    China to bypass Malacca Strait by Kra Isthmus Canal in Thailand

    China to bypass Malacca Strait by Kra Isthmus Canal in Thailand | China Daily Mail

    The following article was translated from Chinese media:

    The trade route to the Indian Ocean through the Malacca Strait has the problems of pirates, shipwrecks, haze, sediment and shoals.

    Its rate of accidents is twice as high as the Suez Canal and four times higher than the Panama Canal.

    An alternative shorter route is to build a canal at Kra Isthmus, Thailand. It will save shipment costs and time as the route is shortened by 1,000 km.

    Due to close trade relations between China and ASEAN for years, their bilateral trade rose from $54.8 billion in 2002 to $443.6 billion in 2013. In the same period, mutual investment grew four times to an accumulated total of $100 billion.

    The close relations and accumulated wealth due to economic and trade growth make people believe that the construction of Kra Isthmus is affordable now.

    China’s huge state-owned LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd and XCMG, and private Sany Heavy Industry Co Ltd have taken the lead to set up a preparations group for the construction of Kra Isthmus Canal.

    The 100 km artificial link to the Indian Ocean will benefit not only China and ASEAN, but also Japan and other countries’ world trade.
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    About time I guess. Was a sooner or later thing.

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    It will greatly benefit our Singapore fleet of regional ships
    As for the time and money saved is over stated

    U have to power down and power up that is a loss of at least a few days (no longer a week)
    Faster to go pass Singapore.
    Last edited by sgslug; Mar 24th, 14 at 01:19 PM.

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    Singapore must protest against such move.
    For the last 195 years since its founding in 1819, Singapore has been the world's port of call. Doing so would hurt our economy as well as job losses whereby PSA might have to lay off workers .
    Last edited by Christine; Mar 24th, 14 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    Singapore must protest against such move.
    For the last 195 years since its founding in 1819, Singapore has been the world's port of call. Doing so would hurt our economy.
    it wouldn't hurt us much... but it will definitely hurt malaysia and indonesia alot more

    but Aceh might end up becoming the next Jakarta overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgslug View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    Singapore must protest against such move.
    For the last 195 years since its founding in 1819, Singapore has been the world's port of call. Doing so would hurt our economy.
    it wouldn't hurt us much... but it will definitely hurt malaysia and indonesia alot more

    but Aceh might end up becoming the next Jakarta overnight.
    It will definitely hurt us. Currently we're still the world's most busiest port in the world. Generating thousands of jobs In the process. As well as benefitting our neighbours. We also collected a lot of taxes in the process. If all the ships takes a short cut up north, what's to happen to countries down south? It will be a quieter place. We'll lose our status as the world's most busiest port, no more jobs, our neighbour also suffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    It will definitely hurt us. Currently we're still the world's most busiest port in the world. Generating thousands of jobs In the process. As well as benefitting our neighbours. We also collected a lot of taxes in the process. If all the ships takes a short cut up north, what's to happen to countries down south? It will be a quieter place. We'll lose our status as the world's most busiest port, no more jobs, our neighbour also suffer.
    ok ok anything u say... but b4 u go there... do u have any idea how a canal works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgslug View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    It will definitely hurt us. Currently we're still the world's most busiest port in the world. Generating thousands of jobs In the process. As well as benefitting our neighbours. We also collected a lot of taxes in the process. If all the ships takes a short cut up north, what's to happen to countries down south? It will be a quieter place. We'll lose our status as the world's most busiest port, no more jobs, our neighbour also suffer.
    ok ok anything u say... but b4 u go there... do u have any idea how a canal works?
    No idea.

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    Ok.
    It is better to remain silent and be taken as a fool, than to speak and prove your ignorance beyond doubt.

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    I think it would affect our economy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    It will definitely hurt us. Currently we're still the world's most busiest port in the world. Generating thousands of jobs In the process. As well as benefitting our neighbours. We also collected a lot of taxes in the process. If all the ships takes a short cut up north, what's to happen to countries down south? It will be a quieter place. We'll lose our status as the world's most busiest port, no more jobs, our neighbour also suffer.
    We have not been no. 1 in quite a few years. The honor goes to Shanghai.

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    China to bypass Malacca Strait by Kra Isthmus Canal in Thailand

    ok noted. Kiv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    No idea.
    Using a canal for transit is an expensive affair. Think of it as a narrow toll road. Only the most premium, time sensitive goods will go that way. Most shipping companies will end up sailing the straits.

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    imo, it will take decades before it takes getting traction within thailand

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    Umm the Isthmus of Kra canal has been mooted for literally 300+ years, and never took off mainly due to politics not technology, not too sure why it would be any different now.

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