Myanmar military coup: Ports and customs still open

North of England Club’s Myanmar-based correspondent Spica Services has reported that, subsequent to the Myanmar military taking control of the country, port and customs facilities continued to operate. There had been a temporary halt in customs operations during the early hours of Monday morning, when the military were in the process of detaining the Myanmar cabinet.

Spica said that “at this time there are no reported issues with the discharging of cargo. However there may be delays on loading due to some warehouses being reportedly seized and closed, although there is no official information on these closures at this time.”

Airports were closed yesterday and internet/telecommunication services were intermittent at best.

With domestic and international flights cancelled for the foreseeable future, any plans to embark crew members from or disembark crew members to Myanmar will be effectively impossible.