Asian Ports

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

Commentary

China's ports and warehouses are refusing to handle dangerous goods cargoes in the wake of the Tianjin port explosion, driving up costs and threatening the supply chains, logistics operators, and manufacturers that deal in those products.

News & Analysis

26 Sep 2016
Terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container gateway, have come under fire from customs authorities for collecting “unauthorized” charges from shippers.
East and Southeast Asia, home to many of the world's largest ports, showed little improvement in productivity from 2014 to 2016.
26 Sep 2016
Productivity levels at the world’s top 30 container ports have shown little sign of improvement over the past two years, and ports in several regions are showing worrying levels of decline.
22 Sep 2016
DP World, which has a clutch of container terminals in India, is expanding its inland services in the emerging Asian economy.
22 Sep 2016
China’s main ports booked strong year-over-year growth in container throughput in August, fueling speculation of a possible trade recovery.
Krishnapatnam Port, pictured, says it can cut a week off transit times for some shippers using Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
22 Sep 2016
Krishnapatnam Port is targeting western hinterlands served by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the country's biggest public container handler.
21 Sep 2016
Indonesia is mulling the introduction of 24-hour operations and fast-tracking a plan to double the number of bonded logistics centers in the country to reduce cargo dwell times at its major ports.
PSA Singapore, pictured, is the latest terminal operator to demand refundable deposits from shippers in order to release Hanjin Shipping cargo.
20 Sep 2016
PSA Singapore has issued a circular detailing the price of retrieving Hanjin Shipping containers.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust hopes to raise funds for infrastructure improvements that will help stop truck queues such as the one pictured, and prevent other issues that drag on productivity throughout the harbor.
20 Sep 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is seeking regulatory approval to increase tariffs.
19 Sep 2016
Although the rate of decline in Russia’s container trade slows, a dispute over pricing for container-handling services is clouding the medium- and long-term outlook for the trade.
Hongkong International Terminals, pictured, said the fees were needed to pay for an adequate response to the unprecedented crisis spawned by Hanjin's failure.
15 Sep 2016
Hongkong International Terminals has tried to shine a positive light on its role in the chaotic aftermath of Hanjin Shipping’s collapse following harsh shipper criticism.