Asian Ports

Asian Ports

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

Commentary

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

02 Sep 2015
A 24-hour strike by unionized dockworkers has disrupted normal operations at some of the key Indian major public ports, including largest container handler Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, on Wednesday, according to local shipping sources.
02 Sep 2015
Manila’s two main terminals have launched a vehicle booking system that is expected to improve container flows into and out of the port as the Philippines’ peak shipping season approaches.
01 Sep 2015
APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India is showing no signs of getting ahead of the disruptions, labor or otherwise, that have halted operations at the largest container facility in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust at different times during the past year.
01 Sep 2015
OOCL and Emirates Shipping Line on Tuesday lifted their emergency surcharges imposed earlier for import cargo handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container gateway, citing an improvement in port operations.
31 Aug 2015
Negotiations spearheaded by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his other cabinet colleagues to avert a threatened general strike on Wednesday collapsed at the weekend, setting the stage for a big battle between labor unions and government authorities.
28 Aug 2015
A senior transportation official in Tianjin, China was found dead Wednesday after falling from his office.
27 Aug 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard said that “out of an abundance of caution,” it will monitor arriving ships and containers that were in Tianjin when the Chinese port was rocked by explosions earlier on Aug. 12
27 Aug 2015
Gateway Terminals India, or APM Terminals Mumbai, said it is taking all the necessary steps to speed up its gate activity that has drawn complaints from logistics providers operating in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the country’s busiest container gateway.
26 Aug 2015
An explosion and fire that devastated the Chinese port of Tianjin, the 10th-busiest global container gateway, could cost the insurance industry more than $2 billion, making it one of the most expensive maritime disasters ever, according to a London market underwriter.
26 Aug 2015
Vietnam's shipping department has drafted a proposal to deepen the Thi Vai passage, allowing Cai Mep container terminal to handle larger vessels.