Asian Ports

Asian Ports

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

Commentary

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

24 Jul 2014
Malaysia’s Westports Holdings turned in an impressive first-half performance, with throughput rising 13 percent year-over-year and strong growth across all trade lanes.
23 Jul 2014
Ship agents at India’s Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) have expressed concern over a lack of effective measures by state-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India in clearing import backlogs that have reached “unprecedented” levels at the country’s biggest box gateway.
Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
23 Jul 2014
Taiwan’s largest port, Kaohsiung, boasted its second-highest throughput on record in June as larger vessels called at the port and island trade showed strong growth.
21 Jul 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won approval from the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry for Phase I of its long-pla
Port of Singapore’s container traffic rose 4.4 percent in the first half of 2014.
15 Jul 2014
The port of Singapore grew its container throughput 4.1 percent in June, compared to the same month last year, handling 2.84 million 20-foot containers, according to preliminary figures from the city-state port authority.
13 Jul 2014
The Indian government has announced plans to award 16 new public-private partnership port development contracts at major ports during the current fiscal year (2014-15), which ends on March 31, 2015.
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
10 Jul 2014
The volume of containers shipped via major ports in India climbed nearly 4 percent year-over-year from April to June, the first quarter of fiscal year 2014-15, showing signs of a slight turnaround in global trade.
10 Jul 2014
The Philippine government will give vessels that call at the nearby port of Batangas, rather than at Manila, a 90 percent discount on docking fees over weekends from August in a desperate bid to clear the country’s chronically clogged terminals.
Shenzhen
08 Jul 2014
China’s slowly but steadily improving exports trade continues to push container traffic through the country’s top ports, with June throughput growing 7.8 percent year-over-year and fueling optimism that the foreign trade recovery will extend into the second half of the year.