Myanma Five Star Line (MFSL) is the oldest one among shipowning companies in Myanmar. Although other shipowning companies have come out recently, there is no national shipowner’s association in Myanmar at the moment.
MFSL is the national flag carrier of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It was first incorporated in 1959 by the Defense Services Institute (DSI) and then became a fully state owned organization under the Ministry of Transport (MOT) till March 2010. From April 2010, MFSL has been privatized being operated as the national flag carrier. The primary task thereforefor the national flag carrier still remains unchanged to cater for the carriage of Myanmar’s sea borne exports and imports bridging Yangon with the international ports of the world.
With over 1200 miles of coastline, MFSL also undertakes the carriage of passengers and cargoes from Rakhine State in the West to Taninthayi Region in the South linking the entire coastal region with Yangon.
MFSL is basically a dry cargo operator and currently operates a fleet of twenty two vessels with total capacity of 137675 tons. The national flag carrier provides a comprehensive and flexible range of shipping services in both conventional and container trades.
Myanmar’s exports are generally agricultural and forest products. Importswise, there is still a substantial volume of bagged cargoes and construction project cargoes. As such a regular and reliable one, Container Feeder Service is provided between Yangon and Singapore/Port Kelang and Conventional Service - between Yangon right up to mainland China in the east; Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam in the South East Asia; and India in the sub-continent.
Secretariat Address :
Myanma Five Star Line
132-136, Theinbyu Road
P. O. Box 1221
Tel: (951) 295279, 295280
Thaketa Wharf - 544563, 544567, 544569
Fax: (951) 297669, 203038