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

30 Oct 2014
Hapag-Lloyd again raised its “on-carriage congestion surcharge” for import shipments handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva), indicating that India’s largest container handler is still battling clogged railyards and that equipment turn times for ocean carriers have yet to improve.
30 Oct 2014
The Hong Kong government is facing mounting pressure from container terminal operators and shippers as the port struggles to cope with congestion that remains at critical levels and is delaying ships and disrupting schedules.
29 Oct 2014
Only a few Chinese port cities and provinces have started to plan to regulate sulfur oxide emissions from cargo
28 Oct 2014
Flames raged aboard two container ships, one from UASC, another from Hamburg Sud on Monday after the ships collided at Port Klang near Kuala Lumpur.
27 Oct 2014
The mainland taxman hit Hutchison Port Holdings Trust with a 131 percent tax increase in the third quarter, eroding the strong performance of terminals in Yantian and Hong Kong and pulling revenue for the period down by 9 percent.
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.