Asian Ports

Asian Ports

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


It was a secret ballot, but the decision of the 40-strong International Maritime Organization Council was clear: Lim Ki-tack will be the next secretary-general of the IMO, if the IMO Assembly gives its approval in November.

News & Analysis

07 Oct 2015
The volume handled at India’s major public ports grew a meager 2 percent in the first fiscal half amid sluggish global trade demand and growing service bottlenecks at some of the country’s main container gateways, particularly Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
06 Oct 2015
Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government plans to spend roughly Rs. 70,000 crore (approximately $10.7 billion) on upgrades for major public ports under the “Sagar Mala” project over the next five years.
05 Oct 2015
All but one of Japan’s five biggest ports saw their international container traffic shrink in the first half of this year amid growing economic uncertainty both at home and abroad.
05 Oct 2015
A container booking system has gone live at Manila International Container Terminal in what port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. believes will avoid a repeat of the chronic congestion that brought operations to a standstill for most of 2014.
02 Oct 2015
The Indian government approved allocating Rs. 468 crore (approximately $72 million) to set up basic infrastructure for the long-awaited special economic zone at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, allowing the country's largest container handler to begin construction on a project that is designed to help drive up its cargo volumes.
02 Oct 2015
Vietnam reached a framework deal with the European Union on a free trade agreement in August, increasing pressure on Hanoi to streamline the country’s logistics costs.
30 Sep 2015
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container handler, is increasing intermodal train deployments and rolling out more proactive measures in an effort to alleviate the backlog of containerized freight built up during the past few weeks.
29 Sep 2015
International Container Terminal Services Inc. is investing heavily in construction and port equipment to improve productivity that will be required to deal with rising container volumes expected through its Manila and Subic import gateways.
28 Sep 2015
The Indian federal government is retreating from a controversial “corporatization” plan to transform ‘major’, or public, port trusts into independent companies following stiff opposition from labor unions and some political groups, dealing a big blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reform efforts to stimulate trade and economic growth.
25 Sep 2015
The long-stalled Phase 2-4 of the Busan New Port is getting back in motion with the submission of applications to begin reclamation works, South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) announced Thursday.