Asia Infrastructure News

Asia Infrastructure News

31 Aug 2014
The 13 ports owned by the national government in India are “wilting under the onslaught of competition from new private ports,” being way behind in areas like dredging and losing substantial market share over the past 20 years, according to LiveMint, a financial news service.
29 Aug 2014
The Indian federal government has approved a proposal to delegate more project approval authority to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in a bid to minimize delays in awarding of concession contracts.
26 Aug 2014
Shipping a container from India can cost nearly double what it costs to ship the same container from China, according to a report from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking after laying the foundation stones of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Special Economic Zone and Port Connectivity Road on Aug. 16, 2014.
17 Aug 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva) broke ground Aug. 16 on its long-awaited special economic zone project, a port-based multi-product export processing center that is expected to help India’s largest container gateway boost its export volumes.
30 Jul 2014
Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is working on plans to augment overall tonnage capacity at major ports from the current 800 million tons to 1.6 billion tons over the next five years.
Sun through clouds
06 Dec 2013
Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large swathes of the Philippines the relief effort is still struggling to meet the needs of the millions affected. Logistics capacity is proving a key choke point despite many of the world’s leading transport companies offering support.
ASEAN nations
02 Dec 2013
State investment in infrastructure will be critical if Southeast Asia is to realize its full economic potential, according to leading analysts.
People walk among debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, the Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images.
11 Nov 2013
More than 10,000 people are feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused widespread devastation in the central Philippines on Friday and Saturday.
Philippine highways
31 Oct 2013
Trade growth to and from the Philippines is being held back by poor gateway performance and a lack of hinterland infrastructure, claim lines and forwarders.
18 Oct 2013
As Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia is one of the rising stars on a continent full of them. An archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 islands, it’s also one of Asia’s biggest logistics challenges. Now it’s facing another challenge, a slowing economy marked by rising inflation colliding with an urgent need of a transportation infrastructure upgrade.
16 Oct 2013
China and India are tipped to overtake the U.S. as the lead importers of goods tied to infrastructure projects by the end of this decade, according to a new forecast by analysts at HSBC.
25 Sep 2013
The Indian federal government has approved a proposal to build a new 27-mile expressway connecting the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) with the interstate highway system, a long-standing demand of trade and user associations.