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

29 Jul 2015
All of the major public ports in India will soon set up a green channel for the clearance of coastal cargo, another initiative by the Narendra Modi-led government to reduce supply chain bottlenecks.
27 Jul 2015
Minor ports in India continue to rapidly gain market share on their major public rivals, thanks to aggressive marketing efforts and cargo diversions, with the newest data obtained by showing so-called non-major cargo terminals recorded double-digit year-over-year container growth fiscal year 2014-15, which ended March 31.
24 Jul 2015
Container volumes at major Japanese ports fell in March and April, lending credence to forecasts that the rate of growth in the Japanese container trade would slow.
24 Jul 2015
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and World Customs Organization gave a boost to Bangladesh’s efforts to reduce illegal shipping activities with the implementation of a container screening program’ at Chittagong Port, the country’s largest.
23 Jul 2015
The two terminals in Manila that experienced chronic congestion for much of last year are currently just over half utilized and ready for the peak season, according to the Philippine Ports Authority.
22 Jul 2015
The first half of 2015 brought seven new services to Busan’s youngest terminal and an additional 1 million 20-foot-equivalent unit containers through South Korea’s largest marine gateway, port officials said Wednesday.
22 Jul 2015
After months of saying it was nearing completion of a new, dedicated container facility, Mumbai Port earlier this week opened its first privately-developed offshore container terminal for an unexpected purpose — roll-on, roll-off operations.
21 Jul 2015
Container volumes at China’s top 20 ports rose by more than 5 percent in the first half as the mainland’s export sector continued to grow along with some surprisingly strong six-month figures emerging from port gateways into Europe and the U.S.
20 Jul 2015
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone is betting big on the much-awaited Vizhinjam International Container Transshipment Terminal project, a deep-water, green-field site in India’s southern state of Kerala.
17 Jul 2015
India’s major public ports, whose stagnant productivity, which is causing them to lose market share to their smaller private rivals, may soon be up for grabs as the Indian government pushes for a corporatization policy as part of its efforts to jumpstart the Indian economy.