Asian Ports

Asian Ports

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

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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

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.
26 Aug 2015
The Chinese government will slash seven shipping-related charges beginning in October in an effort to jump start trade as the government grapples with an economic slowdown.
26 Aug 2015
Logistics providers out of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust continue to report excessive truck delays and serious yard congestion at terminals in India’s biggest container gateway, largely the result of a freight buildup following the week-long shutdown of APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India.
25 Aug 2015
Malaysia-listed port operator Bintulu Port Holdings warned softness in the domestic container market could further crimp profit, which fell 31 percent year-over-year to 4.9 million in second quarter.
25 Aug 2015
Shippers and ocean carriers at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust are bracing themselves for more delays and disruptions next week as unionized dockworkers at India’s biggest container gateway prepare to join a 24-hour general strike call issued by all major labor federations in the country.
21 Aug 2015
IBM and the Port Authority of Singapore are working to tap so-called Big Data to improve productivity and maritime safety at the major transshipment hub.
21 Aug 2015
The backlog of containerized freight that built up over the past three weeks following the week-long shuttering of APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India is wreaking havoc on supply chains at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s busiest container handler, according to local logistics providers.