Asian Ports

Asian Ports

Reflecting the explosive growth in China’s economic growth and trade, nine of the ten busiest container ports in the world are in Asia: In descending order, they were Shanghai, Singapore, Shenzhen, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Busan (Korea), Hong Kong, Qingdao, Gwangzhou, Tianjin. The only exception was Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, UAE, ranked ninth, according to the World Shipping Council,

Six of the ports ranked in spots 11 through 20 were also located in Asia; in this case, including not only additional ports in China (Dalian, Xiamen) but ports in Japan (Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki), Taiwan (Kaohsiung), and Malaysia (Port Klang and Tanjung Pelepas.) Only three of the remaining ports were European – Rotterdam, Antwerp Hamburg,) The only U.S. port on the top 20 list was Los Angeles, ranked in eighteenth spot.

 

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Better connectivity through improved infrastructure and technology has not only opened large markets in Asia, it has has also changed the manner and mix of freight.

News & Analysis

Containers stacked at a port.
26 Nov 2018
The meeting among JNPT stakeholders comes after customs officials recently stated that dwell times remain a major concern.
23 Nov 2018
PSA Singapore will build and operate a multibillion dollar terminal complex that will double Chittagong annual capacity to 6 million TEU.
DP World Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal.
20 Nov 2018
“This is a result of the excellent all-round operations by the team and the state-of-the-art technology, which has enabled the terminal to log higher productivity and operational efficiencies,” DP World said.
Activists block JNPT 16 Nov. 2018.
16 Nov 2018
Activists ended their JNPT shutdown action in the late afternoon Friday, after port and other stakeholders held talks with demonstrators.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
15 Nov 2018
Local political groups and trade unions leading the strike have, in their public announcements, stated that demonstrators will stage blockades at port entry/exit points to halt operations.
Krishnapatnam Port.
14 Nov 2018
The rail project is critical for Krishnapatnam's effort to increase transshipment volume, following India's cabotage relaxation for foreign-flag ship operators.
Chittagong Port.
13 Nov 2018
Inadequate equipment has been a major shipper complaint in this busy and congested port for the past decade, but now it appears the port authority has taken steps to address the problem by adding equipment in the last few months.
Nhava Sheva India Gateway Terminal (NSIGT).
13 Nov 2018
Mediterranean Shipping Co. will lead a revamped, upsized weekly route connecting India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, under a vessel-sharing agreement with CMA CGM and Cosco Shipping Lines.
Mundra Port.
12 Nov 2018
With the cabotage relaxation, implemented May 21, foreign-flag carriers can transport laden export/import containers for transshipment and empty containers for repositioning between Indian ports without any specific permission or license.
JNPT Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals credit PSA India
11 Nov 2018
Cosco will shift its intra-Asia CI-1 (mainland China-India) service from APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India (GTI) to PSA’s new Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals, with a major revamp.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
08 Nov 2018
Among other productivity improvements, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's ship turn times and container dwell times are considerably shorter than a year ago.
Transshipment.
06 Nov 2018
New port data collected indicate Chennai is slowly establishing a footprint in transshipment handling.
Containers stacked.
05 Nov 2018
India officials say the establishment of an alternative, river transport will help reduce highway congestion and improve supply chain efficiency.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai (JNPT).
31 Oct 2018
The investment is a part of a strong push by DP World to diversify beyond its core container cargo handling business with more investment in assets that link the global terminal operator directly with shippers and logistics service providers.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
30 Oct 2018
JNPT handles the majority of India’s container cargo and, as such, smoother/seamless supply chains there are a critical component of sustained economic growth in India.
A busy street in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
28 Oct 2018
Transport workers and employers are protesting an amendment to the Road Transport Act that holds them largely responsible for any fatal road accidents.
Containers at a port.
25 Oct 2018
The Chittagong Customs House Wednesday issued the handling notification, which was requested by the Chittagong Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Containers at a port.
25 Oct 2018
However, officials noted that daily cargo movement at the terminal continues to remain no less than the normal average.
Maersk Leonidio at Ennore Port.
24 Oct 2018
The carrier, which handles roughly 20 percent of India’s container trade, has ended its operations at Chennai, citing congestion and related productivity issues, and has, instead, added Ennore — just 15 miles away — to its weekly Chennai Express Service (CHX).
Maersk Leonidio.
22 Oct 2018
The port of call change on the Chennai Express Service (CHX) — prompted by Chennai’s chronic congestion — took effect with the Maersk Leonidio docking at the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) on Saturday.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), India.
18 Oct 2018
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals, which officially opened in February, has added a fortnightly coastal service from domestic shortsea ship operator Shreyas Shipping and Logistics.
Chennai Port rail.
17 Oct 2018
The revamped/upgraded rail link, which had its first train depart from Chennai on Monday with 80 TEU, is intended to speed freight handled via the government’s two flagship supply chain reforms — direct port delivery for imports and direct port entry for factory-stuffed exports.
Containers at a port.
16 Oct 2018
The impasse occurred after the company fired a large number of contract workers — reportedly 99 — as part of an operational realignment to reduce costs and improve profitability.