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

01 Sep 2014
Get your customs-cleared cargo out of Manila terminals by Sept. 8 or we will do it for you, is the blunt message from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) that has dismayed business groups in the country.
31 Aug 2014
Sical Logistics Ltd., India’s leading multi-modal logistics provider, is selling its 40.92 percent stake in Ennore Automotive Logistics, an automobile port yard joint venture with Japanese shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.
31 Aug 2014
The 13 ports owned by the national government in India are “wilting under the onslaught of competition from new private ports,” being way behind in areas like dredging and losing substantial market share over the past 20 years, according to LiveMint, a financial news service.
30 Aug 2014
The race is on to clear Manila’s congested terminals before the arrival of Christmas cargo at the Philippine’s main import-export gateway in early September.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 30, 2014
30 Aug 2014
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest, ending a two-year battle between the two parties.
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.