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

26 Nov 2014
Indian shippers already facing a wave of surcharges tied to landside congestion at major ports received another blow earlier this week when the federal government issued a decree allowing Indian Railways to charge a “port congestion surcharge” for cargo moving to inland distribution points.
24 Nov 2014
The Philippine’ cabinet cluster on port congestion directed by cabinet secretary Jose Rene Almendras will gather for a port forum on November 27 in Manila as officials struggle to address the bottlenecks that have troubled the gateway since late February.
19 Nov 2014
Terminal operator Gulftainer is a step closer to readying its Al-Sharjah Emirati terminal for mega-ships after it received $60 million of new crane equipment for the Khorfakkan Container Terminal.
18 Nov 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva), India’s largest container handler, received the regulatory go-ahead to levy a new user fee to fund its “logistics data bank” project, a data processing center to track the movement of containers.
17 Nov 2014
Hong Kong’s container volumes continued to fall, down 3.5 percent in October and the fourth straight month the transshipment hub has recorded declining throughput.
14 Nov 2014
Singapore handled 2.97 million 20-foot containers in October, continuing a healthy month-over-month increase that leaves the world’s second busiest container port on track to beat last year’s throughput.
11 Nov 2014
Facing a wave of surcharges tied to congestion at major global ports, European shippers are urging container lines to reduce the surcharges and include them in a single negotiable rate when possible.
07 Nov 2014
Gateway Distriparks Ltd., India’s leading port logistics provider, boosted second-quarter net profit 42 percent year-over-year to Rs. 47.74 crore (US $7.83 million) on a consolidated basis, mainly driven by higher earnings from its “rail logistics” segment.
06 Nov 2014
Throughput at China’s major ports continued to show strong growth in October, rising 6.1 percent year-over-year in support of the robust U.S. economy and a steady increase in foreign trade.
05 Nov 2014
A container terminal on the Bay of Bengal will add 1.4 million TEUs of capacity to India's eastern coast when it opens in March 2016.