ECONOMICS International freight movements are often impeded by national and regional trade barriers. ASEAN’s attempt to create a single market is moving slowly towards fruition. Leschaco discusses how this may help logistics providers and what it is already doing to take advantage of the opportunities
SOUTH-EAST ASIA Thailand is drafting a new transport bill that is intended to bring all laws governing the transport of dangerous goods in the Kingdom into line with international regulations. David Hayes reports from Bangkok
THAILAND Local industries are recovering from last year’s devastating floods that struck large parts of Thailand, but another pressing issue is getting the country – and the rest of the region – ready to implement common regulations for the transport of dangerous goods, as David Hayes reports
Union Petrochemical (UKEM), a major Thai importer and distributor of solvents and other chemicals, has announced a second quarter 2008 net profit of Baht 18.4m ($0.5m), up considerably on the Baht 10.8m achieved 12 months ago.