IBTT, Myanmar

Pioneering bulk cargo imports in Myanmar

Myanmar is undergoing rapid growth and modernization since reforms started in 2010. The food industry is at the forefront of that transformation to bring accessible and safe food to Myanmar's 53 million inhabitants. The consumption of baked goods, biscuits, noodles and meat is growing rapidly.

For years, Myanmar has been fueling its food industry growth with grain imported by containers. Back in 2013, Lluvia, a Joint Venture Company of Mitsubishi Corporation and Capital Diamond Star Group, teamed up with Kamigumi, Japan's largest bulk operating company, and JOIN, Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development, to solve Myanmar's import bottleneck by creating the first bulk terminal in the country: the International Bulk Terminal Thilawa (IBTT) was born.

The project settled on the banks of the Yangon river in the Thilawa Economic Zone, about one hour and a half drive South of Yangon, Myanmar's economic capital. The project was rapidly awarded to Penta Ocean Corporation and Bühler. The site was built in less than 2 years and commissioned on schedule, an achievement in Myanmar's sometimes challenging business and infrastructure environment.


Trough chain conveyors
With capacities of 100-400 t/h
Grain storage bins
With a capacity of 40,000 t
Bühler didn't compromise on quality for our installation in Myanmar. This is the same top global quality standard we enjoyed in Japan.

Inaba Shogo, Port Operation Director, IBTT Myanmar

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