Asian Ports

Asian Ports

News, analysis and in-depth coverage of Asian ports in China, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and other Asian nations. 


In my 42-plus years in the industry, I’ve seen many variations of what we now call alliances — joint services, slot-charter arrangements, vessel-sharing agreements, alliances and now mega-alliances — and more no doubt will follow.

News & Analysis

16 Sep 2014
Container handling rose nearly 2 percent in August at the world’s largest transshipment hub, the Port of Singapore.
15 Sep 2014
Hong Kong’s container throughput in August slid into negative territory for the first time since February, down almost 3 percent year-over-year as the summer peak season momentum began to slow.
15 Sep 2014
After only 100 days in office, it’s clear that India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, will make reducing port bottlenecks a priority.
15 Sep 2014
Cargo owners of customs-cleared containers will be slapped with a $114 storage fee from Oct. 1 by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), regardless of whether their boxes are in the port of Manila or have been transferred to terminals in Subic or Batangas.
12 Sep 2014
One country has massive terminal overcapacity that will depress the business for years, while the other has a desperate need for huge investment in its container ports to cope with growing trade. Vietnam and Indonesia are on opposite sides of the port capacity scale, but both Southeast Asian nations are facing formidable challenges.
11 Sep 2014
Congestion at the Port of Manila could last well into the first quarter of 2015, Philippine officials say, desp
10 Sep 2014
APL has announced a steep increase in its congestion surcharges imposed earlier on import containers handled at the Indian ports of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) and Pipavav...
09 Sep 2014
Thailand is moving forward on building a deep-sea port aimed at opening new avenues of trade after the country’s junta approved a preliminary plan for construction.
04 Sep 2014
Weak logistics have stood in the way of Cambodia’s trade progress for years with its export costs at least 30 percent higher than those of Southeast Asian neighbours Thailand and Vietnam.
03 Sep 2014
A new five-year plan aimed at developing China’s shipping industry could help Chinese container lines and ports become more competitive.