Asian Ports

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


The JOC Top 100 Importers: Analyzing the Rankings
Jun 21, 2018 2:00PM EDT
The JOC Top 100 Exporters: Analyzing the Rankings
Jun 28, 2018 2:00PM EDT


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

Chittagong Port.
25 Apr 2018
The Prime Minister’s Office recently asked the Chittagong Port Authority to take proper measures to ensure that less-than-containerload cargoes are unstuffed in two days and delivered to the consignees within three days.
Mundra Port.
25 Apr 2018
Mundra has used its strong rail link as a marketing tool, but new statistics indicate the private port's rail option has been a weakening magnet for more than six months.
New PSA cranes at BMCT JNPT.
24 Apr 2018
The new concessionaire, which began full-fledged operations in early February, last week took delivery of three super-post-Panamax, ship-to-shore cranes, which brings the total number of such equipment there to nine.
A ship nears Kolkata port.
23 Apr 2018
In a recent letter to the Bangladesh High Commission in Kolkata, India's Kolkata Port Trust chairman Vinit Kumar expressed his consent to let Bangladeshi shippers use the ports it oversees — the Kolkata Dock System and Haldia Dock Complex.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
23 Apr 2018
Taking a cue from reform front-runner Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, authorities at other major public ports appear to be vigorously encouraging shippers to use the simplified mode of direct port delivery for their import discharges, bypassing third-party logistics providers.
Shanghai, China.
19 Apr 2018
The broad global economic expansion kept growth at China’s Top 20 ports in the first quarter on par with last year’s level.
Shipping containers.
19 Apr 2018
Indian agencies overseeing the project eliminated a requirement and several other conditions previously needed by the ultimate winning bidder. However, these changes still need government approval before finalization of the contract.
Trucks at JNPT.
17 Apr 2018
Heeding requests from the third-party logistics providers community involved with container freight stations, the customs agency put aside a decree restricting storage of direct port delivery containers left uncleared by consignees at the wharf, to a single, port-designated off-site depot, and instead reopened that business to all storage yards in and around the port.
Containers at a port.
16 Apr 2018
After a container is unloaded from a vessel to the yard, the Chittagong Port Authority lets shippers store the container in the yard for free for four days; on the fifth day, storage rent is charged.
The Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal at JNPT.
16 Apr 2018
An analysis of fiscal year 2017-2018 port productivity statistics shows Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal had the best vessel turnaround times and was able to almost match long-time top performer APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India regarding crane rates.
Containers stacked at a port.
12 Apr 2018
India’s second attempt to select a private partner for the operation of marine facilities at the Chabahar port in Iran appears to be in jeopardy, as applicants remain undecided about their participation in the second stage of the process, due to a required, up-front fee.
11 Apr 2018
Public officials in India seek an increase in rail cargo and a decline in truck-based cargo in order to reduce congestion and delays at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Containers stacked.
10 Apr 2018
Located about 112 miles north of Chennai, the Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal achieved the highest growth rate last fiscal year among container terminals in South India.
06 Apr 2018
Dubbed an Uber-like, on-demand operation, the new, streamlined logistics solution will have digital capabilities and will involve well-defined standard operating procedures at each terminal to ensure efficiency.
DP World Cochin.
05 Apr 2018
International Container Transhipment Terminal achieved the highest growth rate last fiscal year, which ended March 31, among all container terminals at dominant, major, or public ports in India.
Chittagong Port.
04 Apr 2018
Trade officials said additional equipment, the repair of one ship-to-shore gantry crane, and increased container storage capacity helped increase port productivity.
APM Terminals' Gateway Terminals India at JNPT.
02 Apr 2018
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust finished fiscal year 2017-2018 with record volume, but it will have to increase productivity more and deploy an enhanced shipper outreach effort to take full advantage of the 2.4-million-TEU capacity addition from PSA International’s new Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals.
Chittagong Port.
30 Mar 2018
Wilhelmsen did an exhaustive search of the market and whittled down the list to five lines with vessels that could accommodate a bold solution for the Chittagong Port assignment.
APM Terminals Mumbai trucks stranded.
29 Mar 2018
APM Terminals, in its statement to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, blamed the heavy truck buildup on the construction of a road flyover outside the port, a reason previously also cited by DP World Nhava Sheva.
DP World Nhava Sheva Terminal.
28 Mar 2018
The central portal is designed to handle delivery orders, transport orders, gate open cut-off times, delivery gate schedules, gate-in bookings, and pre-gate schedules electronically, instead of in hard-copy form — an existing system that entails long delays and lacks shipment visibility.
Freight train in India.
26 Mar 2018
A new study by radio-frequency identification services provider DMICDC Logistics Data Services found that Mundra’s exports and imports by train declined in February.
DP World Terminal Cochin.
22 Mar 2018
Executives are increasingly viewing the emerging market economy as a bright spot for investment. And the reason is clear: India’s GDP growth is expected to exceed China’s next year.
Port of Shanghai.
22 Mar 2018
The top eight ports — which deal with the majority of international container trade volumes — handled 11.9 million TEU in February, a 10.7 percent jump from the 10.7 million TEU handled during the same month last year.
Hapag-Lloyd Tolten.
21 Mar 2018
The mishap took place at about 1:30 p.m. (local time) Monday, when the Hapag-Lloyd-operated, 8,000 TEU Tolten, which was coming to berth, sideswiped the docked Hamburg Bay. The 6,350 TEU Hamburg Bay is operated by Gold Star Line, according to Hutchison officials.
Trucks parked in Chennai.
20 Mar 2018
The Chennai Trailer Owners Association had issued a strike notice to press for transportation rate increases, a 15-day payment settlement system, and more effective measures to streamline traffic.
A PSA International barge being loaded at JNPT.
20 Mar 2018
PSA International appears to have addressed connection issues that earlier had led to supply chain complications.
Containers at a port.
19 Mar 2018
Under the limit, a three-axle truck laden with a TEU has a 30 tonne weight limit and a FEU on a four-axle truck has a 40 tonne weight limit.
19 Mar 2018
Terminal operators are trying to connect with owners of cargo and improve control of the end-to-end supply chain — moves that mirror those being employed by their container line customers.
DP World London Gateway Terminal.
16 Mar 2018
DP World registered solid results in each of the company's three major administrative regions.
Trucks backed up at JNPT.
15 Mar 2018
The Nhava Sheva Container Operators’ Welfare Association, representing the local trucking community, Thursday reiterated its deep concern regarding “heavy traffic” outside terminal DP World Nhava Sheva.
Containers stacked at a port.
14 Mar 2018
An analysis of port statistics collected by shows Chennai represented 36 percent of the market in February, a gain of 2 percent from the prior month.
APM Terminal at JNPT.
06 Mar 2018
APM Terminals has introduced a vehicle booking service for drayage, under which local container freight station operators are allotted fixed time slots for their drivers to pick up import containers from the private terminal.
Containers stacked at a port.
05 Mar 2018
Mixed train operations, under which rail operators are allowed to carry cargoes of multiple terminals and discharge or load containers at one terminal, have been a long-running, critical supply chain procedure at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Maersk Salina container ship at the APMT Pipavav terminal.
23 Feb 2018
The private minor operator, touted as India’s first public-private-partnership port venture, has gained two weekly, intra-Asia calls this year.