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

20 Aug 2014
China’s robust container throughput growth began to slow at major mainland ports in July as a European restocking drive faded and U.S. orders were brought forward to beat potential West Coast strikes.
18 Aug 2014
Shanghai International Port (Group) is calling for tenders as it prepares to offload a 20 percent stake in a container terminal joint venture with Hutchison Port Holdings.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking after laying the foundation stones of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Special Economic Zone and Port Connectivity Road on Aug. 16, 2014.
17 Aug 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva) broke ground Aug. 16 on its long-awaited special economic zone project, a port-based multi-product export processing center that is expected to help India’s largest container gateway boost its export volumes.
Construction underway at APT Terminals Izmir
12 Aug 2014
APM Terminals Izmir ordered three ship-to-shore quay cranes and 10 rubber-tire gantry cranes from ZPMC for its new container terminal at Turkey’s port of Petkim.
12 Aug 2014
Intermodal rail delays at the ports of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) and Pipavav, two major container gateways on India’
Tokyo port. Photo: Lodimup / Shutterstock.com.
11 Aug 2014
Tokyo, the largest Japanese container port, is gaining market share at the expense of smaller Japanese ports, according to an analysis of port data from the consulting firm SeaIntel.
Yantian international container terminal. Photo: lzf / Shutterstock.com
10 Aug 2014
Asia’s ports reported strengthening of container throughput in the first half as the economic recovery of the U.S. and Europe drove up consumer spending and new export orders flooded into Chinese factories.
07 Aug 2014
India’s Tariff Authority for Major Ports has turned down a proposal by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to impose new fees on shipments moving via Gateway Terminals, an APM Terminals facility in the country’s largest state-owned container port.
07 Aug 2014
Manila’s container congestion saga is defying all efforts to resolve it. The Philippines Bureau of Customs estimates that 75,000 mostly empty 20-foot containers are waiting to be collected in the choked port.
Weekly wrap-up for August 2, 2014
02 Aug 2014
Port Metro Vancouver’s penalty system for terminals is cutting truck turn times and drawing attention from other North American ports struggling with drayage challenges. And congestion seen earlier this year at Rotterdam has continued, prompting diversions and surcharges, and the congestion is spreading to other ports in the North Europe range.