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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
Funding green light propels Sihanoukville
A Japanese loan agreement has given the green light needed to begin development on a new deep water terminal in Cambodia to cater for increased business and larger vessels. 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Rough road ahead
India is tackling port modernisation, but there are road bumps ahead. Michael Mackey reports 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Restriction on new Indian ports recommended
No new port should be allowed within 100 kilometres of India’s top ports without board approval, a parliamentary panel has recommended. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Operators explore blockchain technology to increase efficiency
A group of Asia Pacific operators have joined together to explore blockchain technology to improve security and transparency in the supply chain. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
MMC makes a move on Sabah Ports
MMC Corp has confirmed it has begun talks with Suria Capital Holdings to acquire a stake in Sabah Ports (SPSB). 15 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
USD$70m investment increases Saudi terminal capacity
A USD$70m investment will enable Saudi Arabia’s largest import terminal to handle three 14,000 vessels simultaneously. 11 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Early end to Jakarta strike in “national interests”
600 workers at Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) have ended a pay-related strike early because of "national interests". 08 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Striking Indonesian dockers clash with police
Striking workers refusing to leave a workers’ rights protest at the JICT terminal in Jakarta are being evicted by police. 07 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
MMC Corporation to list ports business
The group managing director of MMC Corporation has said that the company is aiming to list its ports business towards the end of 2018 or early in 2019, Nikkei Asian Review has reported. 27 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy