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 Jan 2015
Only 60-70 percent of India’s port capacity was currently being utilized, and that issue should be addressed before the country embarked on ambitious new port projects, according to Visakhapatnam port chairman M.T. Krishna Babu.
23 Jan 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports saw their international container traffic grow moderately in the first three quarters of 2014
22 Jan 2015
A labor dispute involving crane operators that produced intermittent gate closings and resultant violent protests by truck drivers over long waits at APM Terminals-managed Gateway Terminals India was settled Wednesday, giving beleaguered shippers relief after months-long cargo delays and congestion surcharges in Nhava Sheva, also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
21 Jan 2015
APM Terminals management at India’s Port of Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) on Wednesday said it is making all efforts to restore "complete" normalcy in the terminal operation and bring “vessel calls back on schedule.”
21 Jan 2015
Total container throughput at China’s top 20 ports reached 175 million TEUs in 2014, an increase of 5.3 percent over the previous year as solid exports to the U.S. helped drive up the cargo numbers.
20 Jan 2015
Operations at the Port of Nhava Sheva returned to “near” normal levels Monday afternoon, a day after violent protests by container trailer drivers led to the closure of gates at APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India.
19 Jan 2015
APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India closed its gates Sunday after truck drivers protesting intermittent gate closings at the facility violently clashed with police at the Nhave Sheva port complex.
19 Jan 2015
Hong Kong port ended a year it would rather forget with annual container throughput falling for a third consecutive time, registering 22.2 million TEUs in 2014 that was down 0.3 percent on the previous year's numbers.
19 Jan 2015
China Merchants Holdings (International) handled 80 million TEUs in 2014, a 13 percent increase over the previous year and a continuation of the double digit growth annual that has been recorded since 2012 by the mainland’s largest container port operator.
15 Jan 2015
PSA International has divested its entire stake in a container terminal facility at India’s Port of Kolkata.