To design, devise, build, operate and maintain the Asian Marshalling Yards (AMY), based within the Laem Chabang industrial estate.

This included all required equipment, labour, infrastructure and management to provide storage, handling, logistics and quarantine support to one of the world’s leading energy providers for one of the largest LNG Projects in the Southern Hemisphere.

CEA Free Trade Zone 2 - Laem Chabang Port


  • Two certified customs Free Trade Zones in Laem Chabang, Thailand’s largest port.
  • Standard and climate-controlled warehouse space totalling over 10,000m2.
  • 10,000m2 warehouse construction and management
  • Workshops and fuel storage
  • Offices and infrastructure
  • Dedicated DAFF/AQIS-compliant wash-down facility
  • Dangerous goods storage


The first phase of the project started with the construction of a 10,000m2 warehouse; the warehouse was split into two sections of 5,000m2 each. Section one was 5,000m2 of standard warehousing, while section two was 5,000m2 of climate-controlled warehousing. Both sections have three entrance doors and the minimum internal structures to ensure freedom of movement for material handling equipment (MHE). The two warehouse sections were built with 35 Tonne load-bearing capacity, allowing for the larger cargoes to be accepted and stored safely.

“The Asian Marshalling Yards are customs certified, quarantine approved free trade zones used for the inspection and treatment of project cargo for one of the biggest LNG projects in the southern hemisphere”

The office and facilities construction was the second phase of the project. A two-storey building was built next to the main entrance of Free Trade Zone One (FTZ1). The building was able to house over 40 staff and was fully equipped with state-of-the-art networking infrastructure to ensure an optimum workflow at all times.

Other construction projects in FTZ1 included a wash pad with 25 Tonne load-bearing capacity. The wash pad contained six inspection stands allowing for complete inspection access for even the largest cargo. Fifteen 12-metre fumigation pads were installed replete with all the necessary equipment for the fumigation of cargo in accordance with Australian and European standards. A designated dangerous goods area was built allowing for the storage of hazardous materials both in liquid and gas form.

Throughout the construction phases, OblinCEA acquired the following MHE and other equipment:

  • 70T Crane
  • 120 T Crane
  • 32T,7T,5T,3T Forklift Trucks
  • Reach-stacker
  • Trucks and Trailers
  • Rigging equipment

An in-house workshop stocked with all the necessary tools, parts and fuel to maintain the fleet of vehicles and equipment was also built in FTZ1.

As well as a solid infrastructure of buildings, machinery and equipment, the processes and procedures of operating a world-class storage facility had to be generated and implemented. The Asian Marshalling Yard ensured that every aspect of the project followed the approved methodology. This was achieved with the help of over 200 plans, procedures and documents.

CEA Free Trade Zone 1

CEA Free Trade Zone 1 - Laem Chabang Industrial Estate


OblinCEA hand-picked an experienced international management team supported by Thailand’s most talented project cargo professionals.

The workforce for the Asian Marshalling Yard was split into five departments:

  • Operations
  • Materials
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Quarantine
  • QAQC

Receiving Cargo

When cargo arrives at the Asian Marshalling Yards the first process is to ensure that the cargo is at the required quarantine-compliant level. This process ensures no cross-contamination with other compliant cargo can happen. Further inspections are made to ascertain if any damage has occurred while the cargo was in transit.

Once all compliance has been satisfied the cargo is escorted to one of several lay-down areas; overseen by supervisors, qualified cargo operators ensure all cargo is unloaded correctly and in adherence to AMY procedures with safety as the number one priority. Following the unloading, unpacking and in-depth materials checks are carried out.

All cargo is then kept in storage until required for export. During the storage period, a rigorous quarantine compliance process is conducted, this includes the installation of rat traps, mobe moats and monthly quarantine sprays.

Export Process

Once the cargo has been called for export, the preparation process begins with locating the cargo and performing preliminary quarantine and materials checks. Quarantine re-mediation of cargo can be facilitated either in situ or at our wash-down pads.

When the cargo quarantine compliance checks have been completed, the cargo is packed in one of three ways:

  • Wrapped
  • Crated
  • Containerized

After packing is complete the cargo is fumigated to Australian and European Standards. After fumigation, a final inspection of the cargo is carried out before lifting and loading it onto a flatbed trailer ready for export.

The Asian Marshalling yards are a world-class storage facility with operational capabilities of ensuring project cargo is stored, preserved and compliant when ready to export for projects across the globe.

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