A train with container coaches started operating from 3 October between the Myanmar International Terminal Thilawa (MITT) Port in Thilawa, Thanlyin Township and Yayni station in Yedashe Township, Bago Region, according to Myanma Railways (MR).
The container train started operations under a contract between MR and Best Eternity Recycle Pulp and Paper Co Ltd. The distance between the MITT jetty and Yayni station is 215.75 miles. The container train has 27 coaches, and shipment from the MITT Port near Thilawa station is loaded directly onto the container coaches. The train has a 200-horsepower engine. Each car can accommodate a load of 1,400 tons, according to MR.
Recently, two dry ports were opened on MR-owned land at Ywarthargi in Dagon East Township in order to transport containers by train between Yangon and Mandalay. The two dry ports were constructed on MR land by KM Terminal and Logistics Limited and Resource Group Logistics Co Ltd under a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) agreement. Each dry port was constructed on a 40-acre plot of land. Construction began on October, 2017 and the ports were opened on 11 November, 2018.
Source: Global New Light of Myanmar