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

25 Mar 2015
Ningbo Port Group sees potential in seaway-railway intermodal transport as the central Chinese port looks for more business.
24 Mar 2015
The Indian Ministry of Shipping has set April 15 as the date by which shipping lines should start issuing import delivery orders electronically to the cargo interests, another initiative toward paperless operation at major ports aimed at reducing wait times and costs.
23 Mar 2015
Crane operators employed by private rubber-tire gantry contractors at Gateway Terminals India ended a go-slow action and resumed normal activity over the weekend, terminal operator APM Terminals Mumbai said in a trade advisory.
20 Mar 2015
Vietnam will now inspect foreign shipping lines for alleged unreasonable surcharges on local traders, the country’s Government Office announced this week.
APM Terminals Gateway Terminal India, Mumbai
20 Mar 2015
APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India, which has borne the brunt of landside congestion-related issues in the Nhava Sheva port complex in the recent past, is again experiencing shipping delays due to labor slowdowns tied to the still-resolved crane operator contract dispute.
20 Mar 2015
Milaha Maritime and Logistics has kicked off a direct feeder link between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva), India, and Doha, Qatar, a route that has seen significant gains in trade volumes in recent years.
19 Mar 2015
Malaysia plans to invest millions of dollars into the transportation infrastructure supporting Port Klang in an effort to boost exports out of the country’s main maritime gateway.
19 Mar 2015
The formidable challenges facing Hong Kong port were perfectly captured in the above illustration that was presented with OOCL’s 2014 financial results recently. Few, if any, ports around the world have had to cope with such a thorough change in cargo mix over a relatively short period.
18 Mar 2015
Publicly owned major ports in India reported healthy levels of container throughput growth during April 2014 to February 2015, the first 11 months of fiscal year 2014-15, compared to the volumes in the previous year, according to the latest provisional figures compiled by JOC.com.
18 Mar 2015
A bill requiring ocean going ships to switch to low sulfur fuel while at berth in Hong Kong was tabled at the Legislative Council today and, if passed, will effectively raise the cost of shipping containers through the city even as it steadily loses market share to Shenzhen.