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Japan to fund Patimban port
Japan’s government has made a $1.04bn (Rp 14.2tr) loan agreement to fund the Patimban deep seaport venture in Subang in Indonesia. 15 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Port worker killed at ICTSI Jakarta terminal
International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has expressed its commitment to compliance following a worker's death at its Jakarta terminal. 14 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Climate change propelling ports' carbon mitigation
Ports and associated economies have been forced to address their environmental impact because they will be disproportionately affected by climate change. 09 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Warburg Pincus in talks to sell Gangavaram stake
American private equity firm Warburg Pincus has reportedly begun talks with UAE ports operator DP World to sell its 31.5% share in Gangavaram Port, the deepest port in India. 08 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Patimban Port tender launched
The Indonesian government has opened the bidding process for the construction of Patimban Port in Subang, West Java worth $1bn, an official said. 08 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Jurong pursues alternative energy research
Singapore’s Jurong Port has inked an agreement with Nanyang Technological University to jointly research ad develop alternative energy applications. 01 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
China to reduce Kyaukpyu port share
China has agreed to reduce its stake in a proposed deep-sea port in Rakhine State in Myanmar to 70% amid local concerns about Beijing’s growing economic power in the country, a senior government official has said. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
APL renews terminal lease at Port of Kaohsiung
American President Lines (APL) has renewed its terminal lease at Taiwan’s Port of Kaohsiung to help it develop in Intra-Asia. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Navis N4 to help JNPCT optimise operational efficiency
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) will use Navis’ N4 Terminal Operating System to increase capacity and improve productivity. 18 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
DP World drops Indonesia terminal
DP World has decided not to renew its operating contract for PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) in Indonesia at the end of the agreement in 2019. 20 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Asia port alliance grows in strength
Malaysia’s Transport Minister has confirmed five new members will join an Asian port alliance to work more closely together to increase trade volume. 11 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Myanmar port seeks new operator to tackle congestion
A Myanmar port is seeking a partner operator to come on board as majority shareholder and help tackle congestion and reduce dwell times by 30 to 40%. 06 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Advisor sought for new Chittagong terminal
Bangladesh’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) Authority has opened applications for a legal advisor for the planned development of a new terminal for the Port of Chittagong. 06 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Penta-Ocean supports Matarbari coal port
Penta-Ocean Construction (Penta-Ocean) has received an order from a consortium comprising Sumitomo, Toshiba and IHI to construct a large port in southern Bangladesh. 06 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Tianjin observes coal and steel drop
A measure aimed at combatting Beijing’s pollution problem has led to a dramatic drop in coal and steel throughput at the Port of Tianjin as traders and shippers have been forced to divert cargoes to its northern rivals. 04 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
COSCO Shipping Ports marks 11.8% throughput growth
Chinese ports operator COSCO Shipping Ports saw its global container terminal throughput increase in the half year-on-year by 11.8% to 41.8m teu, the company said. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
World cargo throughput increases by 6.8%
Cargo throughput at key world ports saw a year-on-year increase of 6.8% in Q2 2017, a significant improvement compared with the growth of Q2 2016, and maintained the rising trend of Q1 2017, Shanghai International Shipping Institute said. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Coal port in to be constructed in Vietnam
A US$1bn coal port will be built in South Vietnam in a deal that could provide a major boost to the country’s cargo and logistics. 24 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Thai ports overtime scam uncovered
Investigators have discovered a multi-million Thai bhat graft scam involving potentially 560 employees, many of them high-ranking officials, at the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT), the country’s The Nation newspaper has reported. 24 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
International operators eye Chittagong tender
Five marine and inland terminal operators are competing for a contract to build Bangladesh’s first specialised maritime terminal in Chittagong. 23 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy