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

23 Sep 2014
New export orders saw China factory output increasing in September as the mainland manufacturing sector continued to expand, reaching a two-month high and raising expectations that inventory building could see export growth into the fourth quarter.
19 Sep 2014
India and China signed 16 memorandums of understanding, including a five-year trade and economic cooperation plan, in a major attempt to address the growing trade imbalance between the two countries.
17 Sep 2014
The Manila truck ban that was imposed by the city in February and led to the worst congestion the port has experienced, created food shortages and pushed up prices of consumer goods has been lifted.
17 Sep 2014
China’s top port operator and an engineering group will invest $601 million in a container terminal at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, as China seeks to deepen its ties with the strategically placed Indian Ocean island.
Singapore
16 Sep 2014
Container handling rose nearly 2 percent in August at the world’s largest transshipment hub, the Port of Singapore.
15 Sep 2014
Hong Kong’s container throughput in August slid into negative territory for the first time since February, down almost 3 percent year-over-year as the summer peak season momentum began to slow.
15 Sep 2014
After only 100 days in office, it’s clear that India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, will make reducing port bottlenecks a priority.
15 Sep 2014
Cargo owners of customs-cleared containers will be slapped with a $114 storage fee from Oct. 1 by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), regardless of whether their boxes are in the port of Manila or have been transferred to terminals in Subic or Batangas.
12 Sep 2014
One country has massive terminal overcapacity that will depress the business for years, while the other has a desperate need for huge investment in its container ports to cope with growing trade. Vietnam and Indonesia are on opposite sides of the port capacity scale, but both Southeast Asian nations are facing formidable challenges.
11 Sep 2014
Congestion at the Port of Manila could last well into the first quarter of 2015, Philippine officials say, desp