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

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.
20 Dec 2017
Shippers say the low water draft in domestic routes, especially in the Karnaphuli River, prevent lighterage vessels’ navigation, causing delays in unloading of goods from vessels anchored in the outer bar.
20 Dec 2017
Officials believe dedicated shuttle trains will drive significant freight traffic gains at JNPT, as well as cost benefits for northwest hinterland shippers.
18 Dec 2017
CMA CGM is the latest carrier to cash in on the cost-advantage feature of the the Adani Hazira Container Terminal.
15 Dec 2017
Customs officials listed a series of arbitrary rate actions by carriers and terminals on direct port delivery cargo handling and called for stricter regulations to create transparency across the supply chain.