Impact of EEC Project on the Competitiveness of Terminal Business: In a Case of Terminal Operator in Chonburi Province

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Pativate Maneenum Piyanan Champathong Piraya Jindarat Chalermpong Senarak


       This research is to look at How Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has an effect on port users in the province of Chonburi which can be divided into two groups; concessionaire and non-concessionaire. Data were collected from 4 sample ports by means of structured and in-depth interview of the 3-to-5-year experienced company executives and managers before brought into analysis.

      The result says EEC influences port users from both groups in many levels of different perspectives. Industrial development increases the quantity of goods through ports that depends on their service. Infrastructure progress betters transportation and also creates competing atmosphere among the business. Utility and urbanization spread mostly support general operation of the affairs and involve less in competitiveness. Incentive expansion gives port users trade convenience and tax exemption.


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