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Busan plans data centre
Busan Port Authority (BPA) has announced plans to build an integrated data centre to make the port more competitive. 25 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Crane collapse at Jebel Ali
The recent crane collapse at DP World’s flagship terminal Jebel Ali, has once again thrust the issue of terminal safety into the spotlight. 10 May 2017 - Port Strategy
China moves in on Myanmar
Reuters says that China is looking to take a stake of up to 85% in what it sees as a strategically important sea port in Myanmar. 09 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Bangkok ready to open CFS bidding
Bangkok Port is preparing to open bidding for a container freight station (CFS), officials have told Port Strategy. 09 May 2017 - Port Strategy
DP World to invest USD$1bn in India
DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the logistics sector in India. 09 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Westports join bid for Colombo’s terminal project
Westports Holdings has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the consortium of six companies led by Hayleys bidding for Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal in Sri Lanka. 05 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Cabotage rules outdated in Malaysia
Malaysia should abolish cabotage for Sarawak, a senior government official has recommended. 05 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Sihanoukville to build new $200m terminal
Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) is to build a $200m container terminal as part of an expansion project due to be completed by 2022. 05 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Drewry: get used to congestion in China
Fast growing inbound trade is just one of the many factors causing port congestion at China’s major ports. Other factors include bad weather, the restructuring of alliance networks, ever-bigger ships and shippers’ eagerness to move cargo ahead of planned rate increases. 02 May 2017 - Port Strategy
MoU to study Carey Island projects
MMC Port Holdings (MMC), Sime Darby Property Berhad and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the feasibility of developing an integrated maritime city on Carey Island, Malaysia. 06 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Jiangsu to merge port assets
Nanjing Port and Lianyungang Port have announced that they have received a notice from their controlling shareholders regarding the establishment of Jiangsu Port Group. 04 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Sri Lanka seeks to reduce China’s stake
Sri Lanka’s government is seeking to reduce China Merchant Port Holdings’ stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter as part of a renegotiation aimed at addressing public and political opposition to the deal, Reuters has reported. 04 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Less competition, more connectivity
South East Asia’s ports need to look beyond boxes to better serve customers. Mike King reports 03 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
"Major transformations" for CMPort
For China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort), focusing on homebase port development and overseas expansion helped to bump container throughput up by 14.5% (95.77 million teu) in 2016. 03 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Guangzhou Port looks to share offer
One of the largest hub ports in South China is planning a share offer in the first half of 2017, seeking financing to expand business, according to a senior company executive. 09 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Philippines committed to Davao upgrade
The Philippines Port Authority remains committed to modernising the port of Davao and a future privatisation has not been ruled out, but plans to spend some P19bn as part of a public-private partnership have definitely been shelved. 23 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Tianjin caught up in China’s war on smog
Radical steps to tackle air quality in China’s most polluted cities could have ramifications for the Port of Tianjin, Reuters has reported. 15 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Seeing through the fog
Fog dominates East Asia's figures in more ways than one, writes Stevie Knight 03 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
MMC takes controlling stake in Malaysian port
MMC has taken 70% equity interest in Tanung Bruas Port operator KMB Seaport for $4.7m, strengthening its hold on the Malaysian port sector. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Port Klang edges closer to top ten ranking
Based on its performance in 2015, Port Klang says it should be ranked in 11th place in the World Container League for 2016, moving up one spot from 2015. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy