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

19 Nov 2014
Terminal operator Gulftainer is a step closer to readying its Al-Sharjah Emirati terminal for mega-ships after it received $60 million of new crane equipment for the Khorfakkan Container Terminal.
18 Nov 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva), India’s largest container handler, received the regulatory go-ahead to levy a new user fee to fund its “logistics data bank” project, a data processing center to track the movement of containers.
17 Nov 2014
Hong Kong’s container volumes continued to fall, down 3.5 percent in October and the fourth straight month the transshipment hub has recorded declining throughput.
14 Nov 2014
Singapore handled 2.97 million 20-foot containers in October, continuing a healthy month-over-month increase that leaves the world’s second busiest container port on track to beat last year’s throughput.
11 Nov 2014
Facing a wave of surcharges tied to congestion at major global ports, European shippers are urging container lines to reduce the surcharges and include them in a single negotiable rate when possible.
07 Nov 2014
Gateway Distriparks Ltd., India’s leading port logistics provider, boosted second-quarter net profit 42 percent year-over-year to Rs. 47.74 crore (US $7.83 million) on a consolidated basis, mainly driven by higher earnings from its “rail logistics” segment.
06 Nov 2014
Throughput at China’s major ports continued to show strong growth in October, rising 6.1 percent year-over-year in support of the robust U.S. economy and a steady increase in foreign trade.
05 Nov 2014
A container terminal on the Bay of Bengal will add 1.4 million TEUs of capacity to India's eastern coast when it opens in March 2016.
05 Nov 2014
The transition by the world’s container carriers to operating larger ships and the new alliance structures are significantly impacting hub ports, said Randy Chen, Wan Hai Lines assistant to the president.
03 Nov 2014
A $1 billion offering next year will finance the construction of three new ports in Indonesia by 2017, the state-owned port operator said today.