Asian Ports

Asian Ports

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


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

30 Sep 2014
The Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will speed up construction of new yard facilities and an inland container depot at its flagship Manila terminal, boosting the yard capacity by more than 20 percent.
29 Sep 2014
A pilot program to test paperless customs documentation will be implemented at the Nhava Sheva Container Terminal for the next two months in an attempt to ease the India’s congestion problem.
29 Sep 2014
Busan Port handled 1.5 million 20-foot containers in August, its throughput growing 5.5 percent year-over-year on the back of strong transhipment volumes.
29 Sep 2014
Heavy investment in India by global car companies in the hope that the fast-growing market would soon rival China are faltering as car sales fall and the depreciating rupee pushes up costs, but the big brand carmakers such as Volkswagen, Ford and Renault-Nissan are now looking outwards.
The Port of Sihanoukville
26 Sep 2014
Cargo headed to the U.S. from Cambodia will face added scrutiny due to what the U.S. Homeland Security calls inadequate security measures
25 Sep 2014
Congestion at Hong Kong’s container terminals has reached a “critical stage” and the city’s container terminals and shipping lines have called on the government to urgently make land available for port logistics and additional barge berths.
25 Sep 2014
Surcharge-weary container line customers are preparing for a new and largely unspecified bunker levy from January as carriers start tallying the costs of a mandatory switch to low sulphur fuel in Europe and North America.
24 Sep 2014
All 12 major Indian ports will become connected to railroads, which will also connect major factories and inland waterways, the union minister of road transport and highways and shipping, Nitin Gadkari, said today.
23 Sep 2014
New export orders saw China factory output increasing in September as the mainland manufacturing sector continued to expand, reaching a two-month high and raising expectations that inventory building could see export growth into the fourth quarter.
19 Sep 2014
India and China signed 16 memorandums of understanding, including a five-year trade and economic cooperation plan, in a major attempt to address the growing trade imbalance between the two countries.