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

17 Apr 2015
China’s grand dream of a maritime Silk Road for the 21st Century is paving the way for Chinese port operators to spread their way of conducting domestic business beyond Chinese borders.
Gateway Terminals India at Nhava Sheva (APM Terminals)
17 Apr 2015
APM Terminals at India’s Port of Nhava Sheva, or Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, said its terminal gates are operating normally and that truck queues outside the terminal are not “unusually” long.
Gateway Terminals India, at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, also known as Nhava Sheva
16 Apr 2015
APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India in the Nhava Sheva port complex is waging an apparently unending battle with congestion that has now forced a temporary halt to gate-in of export cargo and import pickups, producing costly delays for shippers and transportation providers.
15 Apr 2015
Shippers and logistics providers using APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India, or APMT Mumbai, are still facing delays because of bottlenecks related to rubber-tire gantry crane operations and gate activity, according to shipping sources in Nhava Sheva.
14 Apr 2015
A major Tokyo-based research firm has slightly upgraded its outlook for Japanese container trade in fiscal 2015, which started on April 1, citing faster growth in exports than previously thought amid a moderate recovery in the global economy.
08 Apr 2015
The Port of Busan is a step closer to reaching its goal of 20 million TEUs this year after handling a monthly record number of transshipment volume in February.
08 Apr 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports posted mixed international container traffic results in 2014 amid turbulent economic conditions at home and in some of the nation’s main export markets, with four ports weathering the storm, while one failed to do so.
Gateway Terminals India, at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, also known as Nhava Sheva
07 Apr 2015
Container volumes grew 6.7 percent year-over-year in fiscal year 2014-2015 at India’s major ports owned by the federal government, according to provisional port figures compiled by JOC.com.
06 Apr 2015
Singapore-based regional carrier Bengal Tiger Line has introduced a new intra-Asia service, the MD2, connecting Krishnapatnam, India, to Malaysia and Singapore and giving the alternative gateway to India’s southeastern hinterlands another boost.
31 Mar 2015
DP World and the government of the Maldives have signed an agreement for the latter to build an up to $300 million deepwater port complex on the industrial island of Thilafushi.