Route Selection of Thai Fruit Maritime Logistics between Thailand and southern China

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Ntapat Worapongpat
Ying Wei
Manoch Prompanyo



            With the establishment of CHINA-ASEAN free trade area in 2010 and the advancement of the "One Belt and One Road" policy, trade has been heating up between Thailand and China. Thailand is famous for being rich in tropical agricultural products, especially fruit and vegetable with huge export potential. The continuous improvement of logistics network ensures the rapid development of fruit trade. At present, as the fresh fruit is perishable food with high requirements on temperature and humidity, refrigerated container shipping logistics is an important guarantee for the export quality of fruits in Thailand. Therefore, marine transportation is the main logistics mode for the export of fruits and vegetables from Thailand to China. This research study the optimal maritime logistics route between Thailand and China, the paper takes Laem Chabang and Bangkok port as the starting point, and analyzes the factors such as transport cost, transport time, customs clearance and transport capability, comparison these four paths of maritime logistics. Among these, time and cost are quantitative indicators while customs clearance and transport capacity are qualitative indicators, so AHP method is adopted to establish the model.


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