Thai’s Kra Canal Plan Will It Affect the Indonesia Trade and Shipping?

- 27/03/2017, 17:45
The initiation to construct Kra Canal (Thai’s Kra Cannal) connecting the Gulf of Thailand with the Andaman Sea has been a corridor talks within the global shipping communities in the last several years. Many have appreciated with the proposal, but many also worry about it. How this will affect the trade and shipping within the region, including to Indonesia? Follow this story!
The Kra Canal or the Thai Canal refers to a proposal for a canal to cut through the southern isthmus of Thailand, connecting the Gulf of Thailand with the Andaman Sea. It would provide an alternative to transit through the Strait of Malacca and shorten transit for shipments of oil to East Asian countries like Japan and China by 1,200 km, saving much time. China refers to it as part of its 21st century maritime Silk Road.