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

23 Oct 2014
Ningbo-Zhoushan, the fastest growing major Chinese container port, is on track to supplant Busan as the fifth-largest global container gateway, according to new statistics
21 Oct 2014
Guangdong Province in south China is working in several ways to improve its port competitiveness, by encouraging collaboration among Pearl River Delta container terminals, easing customs rules and establishing more robust rail and waterborne connections into the interior, said Liu Xiaohua, Vice Director, Guangdong Provincial Transportation Department.
The Cat Lai Terminal within the port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
19 Oct 2014
Severe port congestion at the Philippines’ port of Manila in recent months resulted in average vessel delays of more than five days, according to a recent report from CargoSmart.
17 Oct 2014
The Port of Hong Kong has seen year-over-year container volume growth decelerate for three consecutive months.
17 Oct 2014
India’s Port of Visakhapatnam reopened to marine traffic today, five days after Cyclone Hudhud’s devastation at the state-owned port complex.
15 Oct 2014
Two major Chinese conglomerates have joined forces on a joint-venture port investment company with nearly $1 bi
15 Oct 2014
A new, $54 million initiative in Singapore will research port management and urban congestion to help boost the country's port efficiency.
15 Oct 2014
India’s Port of Visakhapatnam is likely to remain closed to vessel traffic for a few more days, after sustaining what local sources said was severe damage from Cyclone Hudhud’s winds and tidal surge on Oct. 12.
14 Oct 2014
The Port of Visakhapatnam remained closed to vessel operations Tuesday, two days after Cyclone Hudhud left devastating damage to India’s eastern port city.
13 Oct 2014
Operations at India’s eastern ports of Visakhapatnam and Gangavaram remained suspended on Monday following the devastation wrought by Cyclone Hudhud, a storm that hammered in at with wind speeds of up to 90 miles per hour on Sunday.