Toyota fuels Thailand shipping boom
- Published: 21 Feb 2013 at 11.11
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Toyota Motor Corp's success in selling Thai-made vehicles to the Middle East and Latin America is fuelling a boom for car carriers.
Exports of Hilux pickup trucks and Fortuner SUVs helped Thailand overtake China as Toyota's third-biggest global production hub last year. That growth helped spur Nippon Yusen KK, the world's biggest operator of the roll-on, roll- off ships, to forecast it will carry 3.45 million vehicles this fiscal year, the most in five years.
Toyota cars are to be exported at Laem Chabang port. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)
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