Country Report Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association
Official name : Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association (TAFA) Date of Establishment : May 8, 1986 Address 874 Ploenchit Road., Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok Thailand Tel : Fax :
ChairmanMr. Keree ChaichanavongTrans Air Cargo Co.,Ltd. Vice ChairmanMr. Chairat PitpisutkulFuture Transport Intl Co.,Ltd. Vice ChairmanMr. Kaseem Jaliyawatwong Harpers Freight Intl Air Cargo Co.,Ltd. Vice ChairmanMr. Phongsagorn W.rungsrikajorn Scanwell Freight Express (T) Co.,Ltd. Vice ChairmanMr. Monchai JirakiertivadhanaMass Transport Express Co.,Ltd. Hon.SecretaryMr. Noppadol SombattaveekulPower Freight Intl Co.,Ltd. Hon.Secretary Asst.Mr. Nuthaweat SantisarunAtlas Transport Co.,Ltd. Hon. TreasurerMrs. Urai ChoothakarnUnion Freight Forwarder Co.,Ltd. Hon. Treasurer Asst.Ms. Wallapa StirachavarnEagles Air & Sea (T) Co.,Ltd. RegistrarMr. Rath SmuthkochornPioneer Air Cargo Co.,Ltd. Public RelationsMr. Ittinan IntarapuvasakCTI Logistics Co.,Ltd. ReceptionMr. Somsak Thong-NgokPro Freight Forwarders Co.,Ltd. DirectorsMr. Winai PooripunyawanichFreight Master Co.,Ltd. Mr. Veera SatchatippavanEGL Eagle Global Logistics (T) Ltd. Mr. Veera LertackakornCargo Marketing Intl Co.,Ltd. Asso. ManagerMr. Krit SirichanyaTAFA Honorary ChairmanMr. Varin PulsirivongExel (T) Ltd. Honorary AdvisorMr. Kanit SmithivasThai Kargo Kare Co.,Ltd. Honorary AdvisorMr. Amarit PansiriExcel Transport Intl Co.,Ltd. Honorary AdvisorMr. Pipat RatanatraiphobPioneer Air Cargo Co.,Ltd. Honorary AdvisorMr. Kovit ThanyarattakulMulti Air Services Co.,Ltd. TAFA Committee 2003 This committee will be in charge until the next General Election which will take place on April 2004.
TAFA Members Current membership registration totally 124 Companies Ordinary Members99 Companies Associate Members25 Companies Being IATA Members IATA 59 Companies Non IATA65 Companies TAFA Training Program There are two requirement courses i.e. Basic Cargo & DGR. Total number of participants passed the test is 248 persons Course Title & Duration ParticipantInstructorCertification Basic Cargo Tariff 2002 From May From December 52 persons 47 persons Cathay Pacific DGR Course 2002 From 4-7 March From March From June From October From October 24 persons 32 persons 37 persons Japan Airlines
Liability Insurance The scheme starts with Royal & Sun Alliance and carries on for two years. Now QBE is taking over from Royal & Sun Alliance. The total number of participants is totally 40 companies. Default Insurance Program There are 43 Airlines and 63 Agents joining this program. Expecting more Airlines & Agents to participate DIP in 2004.
Bangkok Airport Air Cargo Statistics Please see attached.Xls files
SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT New Bangkok International Airport Co.,Ltd. National Agenda Suvarnabhumi Airport construction project is of importance in the The Governments national agenda. The Suvarnabhumi Airport has been designated as the Aviation Hub of Southeast Asian Region upon its operation in It is expected to be a contributive factor in supporting and stimulating rapid development of the tourism, economic, social and other aspects of the country which will benefit the whole nation. The Government, therefore, has placed this Airport Project as the National Agenda to be completed as targeted.
LOCATION Suvarnabhumi Airport Located at : Bang Chalong Sub-District Raja Dheva Sub-District Nong Prue Sub-District Bang Plee District Samut Prakarn Province it covers an area of 3,200 hectares or about 32 sq.km. Ease of Accessibility : SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT New Bangkok International Airport Co.,Ltd.
EASE OF ACCESSIBILITY 1 Main Access Road 2 Northwest Access Road 3 South Access Road 4 Northeast Access Road 5 West Access Road SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT New Bangkok International Airport Co.,Ltd.
Runway 2 runways Aircraft Movement Handing 76 flights per hour Passenger handling 45 million passengers per year Cargo Handling 3 million tons of cargo per year Capacity of Suvarnabhumi Airport Upon the commencement of operation in 2005 Runway 4 runways Aircraft Movement Handing 112 flights per hour Passenger handling 100 million passengers per year Cargo Handling 6.4 million tons of cargo per year Suvarnabhumi Airport Upon its the ultimate development phase.
DETAILS OF SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT 1. Passenger Terminal - 563,000 sq. meters - Serving 45 million passenger annually Runway - Two parallel runways, each is 60 meters wide, 3700 and 4,000 meters long with a runway separation distance of 2,200 meters flights per hour capacity 3. Aircraft-Stands - 51 contact gates - 69 remote parking 4. Air Traffic Control Tower meters Tower 5. Parking Garages - 2 parking garages, with a capacity for 5,000 cars 6. Air Freight Service - The Customs free zone is approximately 568,000 square meters.The entrepreneur can move, prepare or pack import or export cargo within the area 24 hours a day. 7. Aircraft Maintenance Facilities - 4 fully equipped aircraft hangars - To service up to 12 aircrafts simultaneously 8. Catering Facilities - 3 separate catering facilities - To cater 65,000 airlines meals per day 9. Landside Road System - 2x2 lane road inside the airport with the total length of 36 K.M. 10. Utility System - Water tank with a capacity of 40,000 cm3 - Water treatment system with can treat 12,000 cm3 of water per day - Main transformer station which can transform electricity from 115 kv to 24 kv - Solid waste collection system which consists of eight garbage collection stations - Telephone System which consists of seven telephone exchanges and two main exchanges 11. Electrical Railway System - A future extension will swiftly transport passengers to and from central Bangkok 12 Airport Hotel - One first-class hotel with 1,500 rooms 13. Express freight facilities - One warehouse - one office building - 12 aircraft stands SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT New Bangkok International Airport Co.,Ltd.
Suvarnabhumi AirportBangkok International Airport Size20,000 rais (7905Acr.+/-)3,881 rais (1534Acr.+/-) BayAdjacent to Building 51 distant 69 Adjacent to Building 36 distant 58 Runway2 runways (60mx3,700m) (60mx4,000m) 2,200m apart 76 flights service per hour 2 runways (60mx3,700m) (45mx3,500m) 400m apart 60 flights service per hour Passenger Terminal Complex Single building with 563,000 sq.m. 45 million passenger per year 3 Buildings with 391,316 sq.m. Cargo Terminal190,000 sq.m. 3 million tons per year 115,969 sq.m million tons per year Extension Capability Extendable 100 million passenger per year Limited extension capability SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT New Bangkok International Airport Co.,Ltd. Comparison of Suvarnabhumi Airport with the Bangkok International Airport
PROGRESS OF WORKS The implementation status of the construction work of the Airport is as follows. IMPLEMENTATION BY NBIA IMPLEMENTATION BY Other Govt. Agencies. IMPLEMENTATION BY Others SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT New Bangkok International Airport Co.,Ltd.
OPENING DATE The Cabinet has approved the resolution of the Administrative Committee on the Development of Suvarnabhumi Project. No Kor Tor Por 1/2546 Date 30 January B.E to begin the Airports commercial services on :- 29 September 2005 SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT New Bangkok International Airport Co.,Ltd.
Country Economic update In general, Thailand has more or less climbed up from the crisis and past critical situations with the blessings from the growth of local economy, and the main strategy to make all the possible changes are from the policies of the present Thai Government leading by most of the successful businessmen, especially; our Prime Minister Dr. Lt. Thaksin Shinawatra who believes in using moving-forward policy instead of wait-and-see as previously being. Many public medias, and newspapers are in the stage of complementing the overall investment climates, and further forecast has been under positive direction as such being publicized by BangkokPost, one of the English-daily newspaper in Thailand. quote The economic policies promoted by the government have laid the groundwork for growth rooted in domestic consumption. The country has been better insulated as a result from some of the external shocks that have affected its regional neighbours. And as shocks go, the war in Iraq and the panic caused by Sars did their share to put a damper on optimism in the first half of the year. Thailand's heroic consumers held on to their wallets more tightly until they could gauge how great the impact would be. As it turned out, most sectors of the economy rode out the two storms, with the exception of tourism, an industry heavily dependent on the confidence of travellers worldwide. Other economic sectors are adjusting their success strategies to tap growing domestic markets while adapting to tougher challenges abroad, be they trade barriers in the developed world or low-cost competitors in China. Against this backdrop, Thai policymakers retain their confidence that the economic growth momentum will be sufficient to lift gross domestic product by as much as 5.5% this year. It may not be the 6% that Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been seeking, but by comparison to the performances of other countries in the region and worldwide, Thailand can confidently lay claim to being what one US economist called ``the shining star'' in Asia this year. In the 2003 Mid-Year Economic Review, we examine what the public and private sectors have been doing to lay the groundwork for sustainable growth, with commentary from senior executives about their strategies for success unquote