Laem Chabang (Thai: แหลมฉบัง, pronounced [lɛ̌ːm tɕʰābāŋ]) is a city (thesaban nakhon) in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It covers the tambon Bang Lamung of Bang Lamung district, and the complete tambon Bueng, Sura Sak, Thung Su Khla and parts of Nong Kham of Si Racha district. As of 2006 it has a population of 61,801.
It is home to Thailand's largest port by the same name, about 25 kilometres north of Pattaya, and south of the city Chon Buri. Starting in 1988, a major development to encourage development outside Bangkok and take advantage of proximity to the Gulf of Thailand, was the Laem Chabang container port that was completed in 1991. As of 2011 it is the 22nd busiest container port in the world. Much of the international shipping reaching Thailand goes through Laem Chabang. It is a stopping point for Princess Cruises.
As a port town, the economy is based on shipping services, as well as retail and tourism. The town is being marketed along with Bang Lamung township as an alternative to Pattaya. Sukhumvit Road goes through the town.
US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), accompanied by guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George (CG 71), visited the port January 6–10, 2012. Following the visit, Singapore-based husbanding service provider Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) overbilled the Navy more than $500,000, according to US prosecutors. No port officials have been implicated in the widening scandal, which involves many high-ranking US Navy officers and civilians.
The majority of economy in Laem Chabang is industry. There are a high number of growing industrial in the area. Laem Chabang has been targeted for become the new area of Eastern Sea Board. As the goal is commercial harbour between country, industry, and city. Laem Chabang government did not overlook the need of public utility. They provide supply and plan to support them as needed. because this all the great deal make Laem Chabang to be the perfect place for industry. Industrial group in Laem Chabang has a great benefit to Chonburi and eastern Thailand. Thanks to investment is not less than one hundred thousand billion Bath give that the highest in Chonburi province. Not less than 200 companies cover about 1405.93 acres.
- Pitchon, James. "Thailand's industrial property evolution", Bangkok Post, July 07, 2008, retrieved on September 27, 2008.
- "Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln Concludes Thailand Port Visit". Events. Naval Today. January 11, 2012. "Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), accompanied by guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George (CG 71), departed Laem Chabang, Thailand, Jan. 10, following a four-day port visit."
- Tony Perry (November 15, 2013). "Navy cancels $200 million in contracts with firm in bribery scandal". Stars and Stripes. Los Angeles Times. "SAN DIEGO — The Navy has canceled more than $200 million in contracts with a Singapore-based company at the center of a spiraling scandal involving accusations of bribery and leaking of confidential information."
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