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

01 Jun 2015
India’s federal cabinet on Saturday gave final approval to an agreement allowing the introduction of coastal shipping services between the country’s east coast cargo gateways and ports in Bangladesh.
31 May 2015
Xiamen port has received a multi-million dollar subsidy from the Chinese government for the expansion of the port’s main channel.
29 May 2015
The Thai government has approved construction on a new harbor at the country’s largest port at Laem Chabang.
Protests in India
28 May 2015
Civil unrest in parts of India is causing rail freight traffic chaos in the country’s busiest northern corridor linking hinterland points around Delhi and major gateway ports on the west coast, including the largest port of Nhava Sheva.
25 May 2015
Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal, an emerging alternative gateway on India’s southeastern coast, last week celebrated the first vessel call of the Chennai-Colombo-Gulf (CCG) service, a weekly intra-regional loop operated jointly by Simatech Shipping and Evergreen Line
11 May 2015
Logistics providers in India’s Nhava Sheva Port complex reported a “system outage” temporarily disrupted truck traffic at Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal Sunday late afternoon, adding to inland infrastructure woes that had already been building there in the past year.
New Port Terminal in Busan, South Korea
09 May 2015
South Korea's Busan port is consolidating its position as northeastern Asia’s transshipment hub.
08 May 2015
Container volumes at major state-owned port complexes in India expanded 3.9 percent year-over-year in April, the first month of fiscal year 2015-16, continuing a healthy growth trend seen during the past year, according to the latest provisional port statistics compiled by
06 May 2015
Logistics providers out of India’s largest container port complex — Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust — are again reporting abrupt terminal gate closings and long truck waits, even as the stakeholders put in place a spate of proactive steps to streamline gate activity and truck flow in the past few months.
04 May 2015
Capacity additions coupled with higher cargo volumes fueled a 33 percent year-over-year jump in Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone’s consolidated net earnings in fiscal year 2014-15, which ended March 31.