Asian Ports

Asian Ports

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

Commentary

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

28 Aug 2014
Emirates Shipping Line is the latest container line to impose surcharges on India-bound cargoes in response to the months-long intermodal delays that have led to serious equipment imbalance issues at India’s premier container gateways.
Port de Djibouti
28 Aug 2014
China Merchants Holdings (International) is the second state-owned terminal operator to post positive first half results with total container throughput rising by 18 percent to 38.5 million TEUs, consolidating its position at the top of the mainland’s port operator table.
27 Aug 2014
The peak season is looming over the congested port of Manila as it continues battling to clear cargo and empties before a wave of Christmas container volumes starts arriving in the next two weeks.
26 Aug 2014
Shipping a container from India can cost nearly double what it costs to ship the same container from China, according to a report from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.
Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal
26 Aug 2014
Robust container throughput in the first half drove up Cosco Pacific terminal revenue by 18.9 percent as strengthening trade saw a total of 32.48 million 20-foot containers crossing the state owned group’s wharves.
25 Aug 2014
Middle East-based Simatech Shipping has announced the launch of a fortnightly feeder service linking Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal, a new private facility in India’s Port of Tuticorin (V.O. Chidambaranar), with Colombo, Sri Lanka, starting this month.
Edith Maersk
25 Aug 2014
The persistent congestion clogging major gateway ports in the U.S. and Europe is raising a debate about whether it’s just peak-season volumes causing delays in import shipments or the inability of ports to handle the sharp growth in container ship sizes.
25 Aug 2014
Striking truck drivers at the Chinese port of Ningbo have returned to work after a week of sometimes violent industrial action that brought terminal and drayage operations to a standstill.
24 Aug 2014
The port of Manila is starting to feel the easing effects of measures put in place by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to clear containers that have backed up at the port since a day-time truck ban was imposed in the city in February.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.