PPAP started serving containerized cargoes in 2002. Starting from 2003 to 2007, it increased at an average of 20% annually. The effect of the Economic Crisis caused the container traffic via PPAP to decline in 2009. Fortunately, with the opening of Cai Mep Hub Port in Vietnam in June of 2009, PPAP’s container traffic started recovering and saw an increase of 31%, 17%, 16%, and 21% for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively. For 2015, the container traffic has increased 8% comparing to 2014. There have been three important factors that have led to this continuous increase of container traffic via PPAP:
- The strategic location of PPAP that is convenient for consolidation and deconsolidation.
- The opening of Cai Mep Hub Port in Vietnam.
- The government policy on “Promotion of Paddy Production and Rice Export” as well as the export of other agricultural products from Cambodia.
PPAP’S CONTAINER THROUGHPUT AND FORECAST (TEU’S)