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

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Leading the way

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

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After the flood

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

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Thai depot joins @TCO approved list

Kerry-ITS has had a second tank container depot audited by @TCO as an approved cleaning station and repair depot.

Kerry opens Thailand depot

Kerry Logistics has opened a 10,500 m2 ISO tank depot in Thailand through its tank container service division Kerry-ITS Terminal.

UKEM's business begets ballooning Bahts

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.

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