Railway Station Set For Renovation

A group of European and US investors will spend $5 million to renovate Phnom Penh’s Royal Railway Station and turn it into a modern...

Cambodian, Thai Railroads To Be Connected Today

The railroad networks in Cambodia and Thailand will be officially connected today in a ceremony presided over by the countries’ prime ministers. The Stung Bot-Ban...

Feasibility Studies For Monorail And Metro System Started

In a bid to reduce the city’s traffic woes, a group of Chinese experts has begun feasibility studies on a monorail project and a...

China To Do Feasibility Study For Monorail

Chinese experts will conduct a feasibility study for a monorail project in Phnom Penh, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation said yesterday. During a...

Logistics Centre Planned For Capital

Aiming to reduce freight costs in the country, the Ministry of Public Works And Transport is considering building a logistics centre in Phnom Penh...

Rail Connection With Thailand To Take Place In March

The railway networks in Cambodia and Thailand will be officially connected in March, the Transport Minister recently announced. The tracks on both sides of the...

Shipments Delayed As Exporters Wait For EU Tariff Decision

In less than a week, the European Union will decide on whether or not to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar, with...

Port Of Sihanoukville Poised For Double Digit Growth

In the bay of Kompong Som of the Cambodian coast facing the Gulf of Thailand, sits state-owned Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), biding its time...

Trade With Japan Expands

Trade with Japan increased significantly during the first half of the year, with exports soaring 19 percent and imports growing by 9.5 percent, according...

New Airline About To Take Off

Cambodia Airways, a locally owned airline with $200 million paid-up capital, will launch operations in the next few weeks, operating local and international routes,...

National Road 6 Officially In Service

Following the completion in July of the section stretching from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham province, National Road 6 was officially inaugurated yesterday in...

With Support From Japan, Mass Transit System On Track

The government yesterday reassured the public that the automated gateway transit (AGT) system, an electric-powered mass transit system that will link Phnom Penh’s city...

Japan Fights Traffic Congestion In Capital With Bus Donation

The Japanese government is planning a shipment of 140 medium-sized, brand-new city buses that will be given to the Kingdom as donation. The first shipment,...

Construction Work To Renovate National Highway 5 Begins

The renovation of National Road 5 continues, with construction work on the section that runs from Prek Kdam area in Kandal to Thlea Ma’Am...

QR Code System To Rate Services In International Gateways Launched

The Ministry of Tourism began yesterday the installation of a network of stickers known as QR codes in the country’s main international gateways to...

Second Section Of Western Rail Line Opens

The railroad connecting Serey Sophorn in Poipet to Battambang, a section of the western rail line that runs for 65 kilometres, officially opened Sunday. The...

Flights From Phnom Penh To Indonesia On horizon

Direct flights between Indonesia and Cambodia are likely in the next three months because Indonesia is a major tourist market in Southeast Asia, according...

New Transport Links eady for KNY

The Transportation Ministry is launching two transportation services this week in order to accommodate those traveling ahead of Khmer New Year. The western railway service...

Airport Rail Link Set To Start

The rail link from Phnom Penh International Airport to the city will be ready for service before the start of Khmer New Year in...

Grab Seals Ride-share Deal With Uber

Singapore-based ride sharing company Grab yesterday announced its acquisition of the Southeast Asia operations of its giant American rival Uber, the deal came just...

Taxes Target Used Car Imports

The government is considering increasing taxes on used car imports, and encouraging auto companies to set up assembly plants in Cambodia. Kun Nhem, director-general of...

GMS Countries Sign New Deal, Boost Transport Connectivity

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries reached an agreement last week on the implementation of the cross-border transport facilitation agreement (CBTA), which, starting June 1,...

Cambodia Eyes Water Transport Body

In a bid to address the high cost of logistics in the country, Cambodia plans to apply for membership at the Japanese branch of...

Northern Section of Cambodian Western Rail Line Ready For Test

The section of the western railway line linking Poipet in Banteay Meanchey province to Battambang is now ready to be tested after the train...

City To Have Mass Transit System In Place By 2023

Cambodia will have an automated gateway transit system (AGT) ahead of 2023 – when the country is due to host the Southeast Asian Games...

Expressway Work Could Start This Year

Construction of an expressway linking Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville province could start this year if government negotiations with the Chinese company in charge of...

High Times For Kampot Pepper

The Kampot Pepper Promotion Association exported 60 tonnes of Kampot pepper during the first nine months of 2017 and aims to reach 80 tonnes...

Small Planet Airlines Set For Take Off

Small Planet Airlines, a low-cost carrier, became the seventh airline registered with the country’s aviation body after the company yesterday received its Air Operator’s...

ITsumo Joins Forces With Choice Taxi

ITsumo Tec Co., Ltd., a high-tech company and developer of the iTsumo taxi ride-hailing mobile app, and Choice, one of the oldest licensed metered taxis...

Paperless Trade On The Horizon

Cambodia yesterday signed the framework agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, which aims to strengthen digital trade...

New Container Terminal Okayed For Sihanoukville

The construction of a new container terminal as part of an expansion project of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) will start by early 2019...

PM Asks Japan To Help With Phnom Penh Skytrain

The Japanese government has agreed to conduct a feasibility study on constructing a skytrain from the city centre to the Phnom Penh International Airport...

Air Freight Demand Soaring High In 2017

According to a recent press release from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), global demand for air freight has risen by 10.4 percent during...

Increased Traffic Through PAS Q1-2

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) has reported a slight year-on-year increase in container traffic during the first half of 2017, a trend which its director reckoned would...

Cambodia Angkor Air Now A Member Of IATA

The Kingdom’s national flag carrier, Cambodia Angkor Air, is the country’s first airline to receive the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)...

New Charges Infuriate Logistics Firms

Private sector logistics companies have voiced concern over new service charges in ports, calling for a meeting with the Minister of Public Works to...

New Airline Launches Kuala Lumpur Service

Cambodia-based JC International Airlines officially launched its service to Malaysia on Tuesday with its inaugural flight landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2). The airline...

Cambodia Rail Investment Options Pursued

Nearly a month after the Royal Group and two major China-based railway engineering companies signed a joint venture agreement to upgrade the rail system,...

Etihad Cargo Makes A Debut In Cambodia

United Arab Emirates’ national airline Etihad has officially launched a weekly cargo service between Abu Dhabi and Phnom Penh to meet the rising trend...

Qatar Crisis Sparks Tourism Fears In Cambodia

Government officials and tourism experts say they are worried about a diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and its effect on flights between Phnom Penh and...

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port Aims High For IPO

Following a bookbuilding exercise that received a marked response from institutional investors, Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) yesterday announced a share price of 5,040 riel ($1.26)...

Illicit Financial Flows Have Cost Cambodia Millions

A new report from US-based nonprofit Global Financial Integrity (GFI) has revealed that illicit financial flows ­– the illegal movement of money or capital...

Alibaba In Talks With Thailand’s WHA Over E-commerce Park Site

Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba are in discussions with WHA Corporation Plc, a Stock Exchange of Thailand listed company and the nation’s largest developer of...

New Ride-hailing App iTsumo Offers Cheapest Fares In Town

A new ride-hailing mobile app has rolled up on the increasingly competitive Cambodian online market offering the “most reliable and cheapest taxi fares”. iTsumo –...

Thailand Named In President Trump’s US Trade Hit List

US President Donald Trump singled out Thailand – along with Vietnam, Indonesia and 13 other countries – when he announced the signing of two...

Cambodia’s Bilateral Trade With The US Last Year Around $3 Billion

The trade volume between Cambodia and the United States reached around $3 billion in 2016, while nearly 240,000 American tourists visited the Kingdom, according...

Thailand To Host Regional Base For Alibaba Product Distribution

Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is planning to set up a regional electronic-trade centre and logistics system in Thailand to help link the...

Cambodia And Laos Ink Deal To Help Increase Flight Links

Cambodia and Laos on Monday signed a deal to encourage regional airlines to increase their services between both countries in a bid to boost tourism. Vann...

Domestic Cargo Service Launched By Cambodia Angkor Air

National flag carrying airline Cambodia Angkor Air on Thursday launched the Kingdom’s first domestic air cargo service, called Angkor Express Go, transporting goods between...

Local Carriers Facing Fight For Flights To China

Capturing a slice of the burgeoning Chinese market remains the current focus for all four of Cambodia’s local airlines – Cambodia Angkor Air, Sky...

Despite Challenges, Cambodia Continues Rapid GVC Integration

In the last 10 years, Cambodia’s participation in the global value chain (GVC) has increased dramatically, but transportation and infrastructure shortcomings are inhibiting the...

Cambodia Continues Love Affair With Thai Products

Products from neighbouring Thailand are still considered the best for many Cambodian consumers, and this is an incentive for Thai companies to set up...

JWD Pushes For Big Return On ASEAN Investments

Logistics company JWD InfoLogistics says it has adopted a business plan to increase revenues from its recent investments in ASEAN markets, such as in warehouses...

Number Of Cambodian Tourists Going Out Going Up

Outbound tourism in Cambodia increased by 20 percent during 2016 compared to the previous year with around 1.4 million travelling outside the Kingdom, according...

Star Auto’s Mercedes-Benz Dealership Opening Next Week

Star Auto (Cambodia), the Kingdom’s authorised Mercedes-Benz general distributors, will officially open the doors of their new Phnom Penh Autohaus with a grand opening...

Emirates Flights To Link Phnom Penh With Yangon And Dubai

Cambodia will soon have daily flights from Dubai and Yangon as Emirates creates a new air link between the capital cities of two developing...

German Firm Signs Industry Pact With Kerry Worldbridge Logistics

Cambodia-based Kerry Worldbridge Logistics and InSITE Bavaria yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study to develop the first German-Cambodian industry...

Cambodian Ports See Downturn In Container Traffic During 2016

Container traffic through Cambodia’s two main ports – the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) and the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) – showed a significant...

City Hall To Launch Water Taxi Service In Phnom Penh

A waterway passenger transport service via the Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers will be launched next year, bringing hopes of eased traffic congestion...

Chinese Company Brought On Board For New Siem Reap Airport

Plans for the construction of a brand new $880 million airport to serve the major tourist hub of Siem Reap are close to being...

JICA Propose Skytrain To Ease Phnom Penh Traffic Congestion

For many cities across the world, the best way to beat traffic congestion on the ground is to provide a transport solution in the...

Transport Ministry Launch Online Vehicle Registration, Driving Tests

Two new websites allowing Cambodians to register their vehicles and take the written portion of their driving test exam online were launched by the Ministry...

AirAsia Looking To Land Office In Cambodia Soon

Malaysia-based low-cost airline AirAsia will soon open an office in Cambodia, according to company CEO Anthony Fernandes, who met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun...

Cambodia Looks To Put Waste To Cross-border Trade Papers

Cambodia’s upcoming E-commerce Law, once fully adopted, will herald the implementation of cross-border paperless trade, the Ministry of Commerce’s under-secretary of state Sok Sopheak...

The Shipping Industry in Cambodia: Q&A With Maersk Line’s Lam Bui

These are uncertain times for the global shipping industry. According to The Economist, insipid economic growth and changes in manufacturing patterns – with multinational...

Uber Looking For Share Of Rides In Cambodian Market

A feasibility study on operating an app-based ride-sharing service in Cambodia is to be conducted by American transportation network giants Uber, with Commerce Minister...

India And Cambodia Pushing Airlines For Direct Links

An upward trend in Indian visitors to Cambodia could soon give rise to a direct flight between the two Asian nations, although commercial airlines...

Cambodian E-commerce Going Postal

An online shopping platform is to be launched by state-owned Cambodia Post to allow locals to sell their products via the postal service here,...

Renovations To Boost Handling Capacity At Sihanoukville’s Airport

Renovation work begins today at Sihanouk International Airport to expand its handling capacity to 500,000 passengers a year, a figure aviation officials claim the...

New Phuket Flight Contributing To Steady Passenger Growth

The number of passengers and flights in Cambodia’s three main airports continues to experience robust growth, aided by a strong influx of Chinese tourists...

Sihanoukville Port’s Capacity Enhanced With New Cranes

The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) has recently expanded its container handling capacity with the addition of four brand new rubber-tyred gantry cranes imported from...

Cambodia And Thailand To Increase Cross-Border Vehicle Quota

The daily limit of licensed vehicles permitted to cross the border between Cambodia and Thailand is to significantly increase from the current 40 each...

Cambodia, Thailand Railway Link Nearing Completion

Cambodia’s railway link to Thailand is hoped to be completed by the end of this year, according to Minister of Public Works and Transportation...

Passenger Traffic Up 6.7% Through Cambodian Airports

More than 5.5 million travellers passed through Cambodia’s three main airports during the first ten months of the year, an increase of 6.7 percent...

Tariffs Dropped To Help Pick Up Trade With Vietnam

In an effort to improve bilateral trade between Cambodia and Vietnam, the import tariffs on dozens of products have been dropped. A memorandum of understanding...

Cambodia Angkor Air Expands Fleet With Two A320s

Cambodia Angkor Air, the country’s flag carrier, signed an agreement with aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation Ltd yesterday to dry lease two Airbus 320s. The...

Porsche Launch Macan GTS, 718 Cayman S In Cambodia

German automakers Porsche unveiled two brand new models to their extensive range in Cambodia on Wednesday night during a media presentation held at the...

Eco-friendly Mass Transit System On The Table

Cambodian policymakers are working to secure a $800 million budget to build an automated gateway transit (AGT) system in Phnom Penh following the completion...

Phnom Penh and Tokyo Connected By Regular Air Service

All Nippon Airways (ANA) launched yesterday a direct service between Narita airport, in Tokyo, and Phnom Penh, marking the first regular service between Japan...

Transport Sector Troubled Despite Fuel Price Cuts

Local petroleum prices may have dropped by nearly a quarter since the start of the year, yet companies operating in the Kingdom’s competitive transportation...

Metered Tuk-Tuks Challenging Traditional Business Model

EZ Go—the first company in Phnom Penh to offer metered tuk-tuks—is challenging the capital's traditional business model for cheap transportation, where fare prices are...

Transport Quotas In The Greater Mekong Subregion To Rise

Countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have agreed to expand cross-border permit quotas for trucks and tourist buses. Transport officials from Cambodia, Thailand, Laos,...

Car Sales Down After Tax Hike: Dealers

A recent increase in the specific tax on vehicle imports has slowed down sales and put a dent in profits, dealers claim. The increase in...

Bolstering Cambodia’s Customs Administration

An efficient customs administration is essential to the development and economic welfare of nations. It increases the revenue collected by the government, and protects...

New Consultative Tool For ASEAN Companies To Launch In September

A new tool to be launched in September will allow enterprises operating in the ASEAN region to raise specific trade-related issues to the government...

Capital’s Airport Gains New Air Freight Service

K Mile Air, a Bangkok-based airline, launched cargo flights between Bangkok and Phnom Penh earlier this week. The Thai cargo airline will use a Boeing 747-400...

US Brings Down Tariffs On Cambodian Travel Goods

Cambodian businesses can now export luggage, backpacks, wallets and other travel items to the U.S. duty-free, U.S. Ambassador William Heidt announced yesterday. As of July...

Chinese Firm Makes Proposal To Connect Capital’s Port To Railway

Transportation Minister Sun Chanthol met on Sunday with a representative of China Railway 16th Bureau Group—a railway construction constructor— to discuss a $250 million project...

Airport Extension Halted, Talk Of New One Rekindled

A senior official announced yesterday a halt to plans to expand the Phnom Penh International Airport, and hinted at the construction of a new...

Fuel Prices Back To Pre-intervention Levels

Four months after the government implemented a fuel-pricing mechanism that saw prices fall at the pump, petrol prices have risen back up to pre-intervention...

S’ville Favoured For Russia Flight Plan

Russian officials seem to favour Sihanoukville as the  destination for the regularly scheduled direct flights between the Kingdom and Russian proposed by Prime Minister Hun...

LCC Alliance To Shake Up Air Travel Market

Eight leading budget airlines from Southeast Asia, South Korea and Australia announced Monday an alliance that will enable customers to book connections using a shared...

New Video Contest To Help ADB Find New Transport Ideas

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) launched this week a youth video competition to inspire youngsters in finding new ways to tackle the pressing transport challenges...

Cambodia Angkor Air Expands To Ho Chi Minh With $9 Flight

Cambodia Angkor Air has announced a new direct flight between Ho Chi Minh and Sihanoukville starting June 17 in its latest international expansion. “This is...

Train Service Resumes To Tourist’s Delight

After a test run over Khmer New Year, Royal Railways will resume service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville this weekend after a 14-year break....

Car Prices On The Rise In Cambodia, A Market Insight By...

With a new special tax at 60 percent, instead of the previous 50 percent, car prices are about to rise in the Kingdom. Campaigns...

Shipping Your Cargo To And From Cambodia

As ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration proceeds, the Kingdom’s trade with the rest of Asia, Europe and North America continues to grow at a...

Gov’t And Transport Representatives Discuss Issues Affecting Industry

Newly-appointed transportation minister Sun Chanthol met with representatives of the three biggest transportation bodies - CAMTA, CamFFA and CAMBA -, as well as with...

Air Traffic On The Rise

The three main Cambodian airports handled a record number of passengers in the first three months of the year, according to Cambodian Airports' latest...

Cambodia’s First SEZ With Customs Bonded Area

Charles Esterhoy is the Chief Operations Officer at Kerry Worldbridge Special Economic Zone, Cambodia’s first customs bonded warehouse zone, whose groundbreaking ceremony took place...
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