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

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
18 May 2018
The coalition of unions wants what it termed "three core job issues" addressed, which it says officials agreed to in August 2017.
APMT Pipavav.
17 May 2018
APM Terminals Pipavav's strong uptrend illustrates how much the private, minor port benefited from a Maersk Line intra-Asia call.
A busy road in cntral Dhaka, Bangladesh.
17 May 2018
The Chittagong Chambers of Commerce & Industry president said he spoke with the Road Transport and Highways minister and secretary and they assured him of issuing a directive relaxing the weight limit for trucks within a day or two.
DP World's Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal at JNPT.
16 May 2018
Port leaders, however, expressed apprehension that any change in established operating practices could cause major commercial repercussions for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in a hyper-competitive environment.
14 May 2018
Port congestion at some Asian ports is delaying cargo.
A highway in Bangladesh.
14 May 2018
As a result of a road construction project on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, export containers are being delayed several days, and even weeks in some cases; imports are experiencing up to three-day delays.
Shipping containers in India.
14 May 2018
Although there isn’t a permanent solution yet regarding the truckers’ concerns, shippers and ocean carriers using JNPT are expressing relief over resumption of drayage operations.
Containers at a port.
11 May 2018
India’s trade officials this week underscored that logistics reforms are designed to speed cargo and boost trade, and that the reforms are not without dislocation for selected stakeholders.
JNPT.
10 May 2018
The truckers' strike is already affecting terminal productivity, according to gate move statistics.
09 May 2018
Truckers are unhappy with the administration of a key port productivity program at the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru and are refusing to work.
Trucks at JNPT.
08 May 2018
The trucker groups want changes to JNPT's direct port delivery logistics program.
Adani Port terminal at Ennore Port.
04 May 2018
Adani’s new terminal at Ennore has underperformed — despite the fact that it has one distinct transport service advantage in India's shipping industry.
DP World's Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal at JNPT.
03 May 2018
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's comparatively mild start to 2018 did contain one unqualified bright spot.
DP World's Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal at JNPT.
02 May 2018
The refinement is the latest time-saver from DP World, which has been at the forefront of automation and trade service improvements at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, with direct port delivery being a prime example.
 Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT).
30 Apr 2018
Krishnapatnam has the freedom to adjust its service rates, depending on demand and by virtue of it being outside the purview of the port regulator.
The Port of Novorossiysk.
26 Apr 2018
Currently, the Port of Novorossiysk is finishing a large-scale construction project that will enable it to vie for the status of a regional container hub, as well increase its annual container capacity to 1 million TEU.
DP World Nhava Sheva.
26 Apr 2018
In another sign of the cargo trend intended to achieve greater capacity utilization, the MSC Sola — a 11,600-TEU ship deployed in the Himalaya Express Service between India and Europe — loaded a 100-tonne (110-ton) oversize freight item at India.
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.
JNPT.
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.
JNPT.
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.