Asian Ports

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


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.
20 Feb 2018
Port officials said expanding facilities at the port has now become crucial, in order to cater to the nation’s growing trade — volume that the existing establishment cannot handle.
Shipping containers.
20 Feb 2018
Local trade sources said that vessels that called at PSA's new Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals in the past weeks have had to wait much longer in berth than their allotted window hours.
A DP World Nhava Sheva terminal.
16 Feb 2018
DP World Nhava Sheva has fought back by winning a major, long-time customer from the neighboring port-owned terminal.
Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal.
14 Feb 2018
India port data analysis reveals there is considerable transhipment activity taking place at the country’s emerging, privately operated, minor terminals.
HongKong International Terminals.
14 Feb 2018
Efficiency gains from the remote-controlled crane and automated stacking system implemented by Hong Kong International Terminals at CT9 North will be felt by liner customers and improve the terminal's ability to handle large cargo surges from bigger vessels.
Containers at a port.
13 Feb 2018
Chennai’s efforts to regain lost ground in container handling have lately been complicated by its deteriorating quayside and landside productivity rates.
Hapag-Lloyd's Express Rome vessel.
12 Feb 2018
PSA International, which operates Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, opposes APM Terminal Mumbai’s charges for PSA's railed containers gated at APM Terminal’s Gateway Terminals India.
Chittagong port, Bangladesh
08 Feb 2018
Bangladesh’s government has agreed to designate the Bay Container Terminal a ‘fast-track’ project in order to facilitate growing external trade and ease congestion at the country’s prime seaport, Chittagong.
Competition is intensifying at JNPT.
06 Feb 2018
PSA, in a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, asserted that Gateway Terminals India’s action, an extra charge for containers arriving on mixed trains, is capricious, and is a blatant violation of concession obligations, maintaining that common user infrastructure and services should be open to all stakeholders.
02 Feb 2018
PSA International's operations and deals are proving to be disruptive factors regarding the battle for market share at India’s largest public port.
Transshipment traffic is the cargo that is transported between an Indian port and an international hub port.
31 Jan 2018
The number of export-import containers relayed over various foreign ports for India’s major, public ports in the last fiscal year declined 2 percent to 2.78 million TEU.
29 Jan 2018
Despite numerous proactive measures, JNPT has thus far been unable to make any headway in its road-to-rail freight conversion program critical to relieving growing pressure on port roadways.
25 Jan 2018
Local trade sources told that a call from French liner CMA CGM next week will mark the commercial launch of PSA International’s much-awaited mega-terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
24 Jan 2018
As competition increases, Gateway, the largest operator at JNPT, has outperformed its peers at the public harbor.
23 Jan 2018
The mega-port will ease ship congestion at the Port of Chittagong, which is deep enough to handle, at best, 1,200 TEU vessels.
Container growth through the top Chinese ports last year more than double to 7.1 percent, pushing volume to over 200.3 million TEU
22 Jan 2018
Strong growth at China's ports strengthens carriers' hands in upcoming trans-Pacific shipping contract negotiations.
Private ports shrink Chennai’s market share
22 Jan 2018
Chennai has been unable to increase its market share, despite new industrial activity in South Asia.
18 Jan 2018
Two joint, weekly intra-Asia routes — connecting major ports on India's east and west coasts — are scheduled to start from Shanghai, China, at the end of this month.
15 Jan 2018
The combined overall, average dwell time at major ports, which together represent roughly 70 percent of Indian containerized cargo, edged up.
JNPT to provide barge infrastructure to reduce truck congestion
10 Jan 2018
Authorities estimate the barge alternative will eliminate a substantial portion of truck trips that occur each day between JNPT, Mumbai, and Bhiwandi.
08 Jan 2018
Under the expanded VAT system, all services at the Port of Chittagong will be subject to the VAT.
08 Jan 2018
The arrival of the SSL Kochi comes almost seven months after Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari officially inaugurated the Adani Ennore Container Terminal.
05 Jan 2018
The company, which recently passed the 50 million TEU mark, said it is steadily increasing its direct port delivery business.
04 Jan 2018
The revised rules are broadly modeled on the bidding approach used for public-private partnership projects in the highway sector.
04 Jan 2018
As the third decade of globalization nears, Indonesia has several characteristics that shippers and business interests find attractive.
03 Jan 2018
Despite a gain in container traffic, it was a bittersweet 2017 for the Port of Chittagong.
03 Jan 2018
The rapidly growing popularity of DPD, in which import containers can be cleared direct from the wharf, rather than at an off-site yard, has transformed JNPT’s supply chain.
02 Jan 2018
The technology enabled terminal operators at JNPT to substantially decrease dwell times, among other metric improvements.
28 Dec 2017
The new terminal's operator believes it has a competitive edge versus peers.
27 Dec 2017
This is the second time in nine months congestion has affected operations at Shanghai ports.
27 Dec 2017
Busan is the world’s second-busiest transshipment hub.
26 Dec 2017
The third direct service supplements the carrier's CIMEX 6 and CIMEX 8 service.
22 Dec 2017
The proposal, which would substantially decrease truck trips, would also lower importer logistics costs and transit times.
22 Dec 2017
New regulations at Chittagong will give ships lifting fewer than 1,200 TEU 48 hours to complete loading and leave the berth, as the port struggles to cope with congestion.