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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
Need for Port Klang mega hub questioned
Port Klang's mega hub plans have been met with skepticism by a leading ports analyst. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
DP World chief sees potential for growth in India
Making ports more productive across India rather than building more greenfield sites is the way forward, said DP World group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem at a summit in Ahmedabad, India. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Singapore to start truck platooning trials
The Singapore Ministry of Transport (MOT) and PSA Corporation have signed agreements with two automotive companies – Scania and Toyota Tsusho – to design, develop and test-bed an autonomous truck platooning system for use on Singapore’s public roads. 09 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
China expands port emissions curb
China’s Ministry of Transport has expanded a 0.50% sulphur limit for ships operating within three domestic emission control areas (ECAs) to 11 ports. 05 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Indian Cabinet approves Ports Authority Bill
The Indian Cabinet has approved a bill that seeks to enable greater efficiency in the governance of ports and provide autonomy in decision-making. 28 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Clarksons lifts the lid on China’s throughput
China’s economic growth has slowed in recent years, contributing to softer box throughput growth at mainland Chinese ports. But there has been a significant difference in trends in throughput between the country’s large and small container ports, according to Clarksons. 28 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Philippines Customs to drive port improvements
The Philippines Bureau of Customs has announced plans to develop and further boost its performance in 2017, partly through improved port facilities. 28 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Port of Subic expects increased port operations
Port of Subic has said that it expects increased port operations with Taiwan-based shipping lines on the back of the news that the Taiwan government is keen to establish a partnership with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). 28 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Strategic alliance for HK operators
COSCO Shipping Ports Limited and Hutchison Port Holdings Trust have entered into a formal collaboration for the co-management and operation of 16 berths across Terminals 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 at Kwai Tsing in Hong Kong. 20 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
King Abdullah on course for 4m teu capacity
King Abdullah Port expects infrastructure works for Berth 5 and Berth 6 to be finished in the next few weeks. 20 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Davao port privatisation scrapped
The planned Davao Sasa Port modernisation project is set to be dropped by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). 19 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Government considers new ICTSI ro-ro terminal
ICTSI’s proposed $30m common-user barge and ro-ro terminal in Cavite, Philippines is being assessed by the country’s Department of Transportation (DoT). 15 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Vietnam approves Quang Ninh port
Vietnam has approved a foreign consortium's plan to invest $315m in a seaport and industrial zone complex in northern Quang Ninh province, the government has confirmed. 05 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
MTBS and ADB aid Sri Lanka
Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) have worked together to develop Sri Lanka’s National Ports Master Plan. 02 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy