Tag: Asia

Slavyanka port projects… Shall we see any developments?

Slavyanka port

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of South Korea has said today that it will look into the feasibility of developing a port at the Russian Far East to help local companies take advantage of its strategic location, informs The Korea Herald. The Ministry refers to the port of Slavyanka, which is located 28 nautical […]

Automated quay cranes on trial in Singapore

automated quay cranes

PSA International is currently testing automated quay cranes (AQCs) at its Pasir Panjang Terminal in Singapore to enhance efficiency of operations and improve working conditions for crane operators, Channel NewsAsia informs. Instead of sitting in a booth of an STS crane 17 storey high, the operators will be monitoring the work of their cranes remotely […]

China finalises talks on Kyaukphyu port in Myanmar

Kyaukphyu port

Myanmar is negotiating with a Chinese consortium to develop a deep-sea port in Kyaukphyu (Rakhine state, western Myanmar) on the Bay of Bengal as part of the planned Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ), informs Xinhua. The negotiation between Myanmar’s Commerce Ministry and the China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) is expected to reach an […]

Indonesia plans to become a transshipment hub, seeks investors

Java Integrated Industrial Ports Estate

Indonesia strives to challenge Singapore’s dominance in the region with a number of own port projects, aiming to become a new global transhipment hub on China’s maritime Silk Road, writes Nikkei Asian Review. After taking office in October 2014, Indonesian President Joko Widodo endorsed the five-year plan worth 700 trillion rupiah (USD 50.6 bln) to develop the maritime […]

Japan plans to invest in Indian Ocean ports

Indian Ocean ports

Japanese government plans to invest in port development in three Indian Ocean nations — Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “free and open Indo-Pacific strategy”, informs The Jakarta Post. The project aims at securing the sea lanes linking Asia and Africa via the Middle East. The three sites […]

Philippines to invest heavily in port projects

Philippine Ports Authority

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will be accelerating the implementation of port infrastructure projects nationwide, with the revenues showing a robust growth in the first quarter of 2018, the Philippine News Agency informs. The PPA revenues reached PHP 3.78 bln (USD 72 mln) in Q1 2018, which is 9% higher than the PHP 3.48 bln […]

Bidding for Laem Chabang Phase 3 scheduled for October

Laem Chabang Phase 3

The bidding process for the Phase 3 of the Laem Chabang port expansion will take place in October, informs Bangkok Post quoting Songtham Chantaprasit, acting director-general at the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT). The project’s terms of reference are still to be finalized within the next two months by PAT, but once bidding commences, winners […]

Boskalis to take part in Singapore’s Tuas mega port construction

Tuas Terminal

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), a leading Dutch expert in dredging services, has secured a contract for the port development project Tuas Terminal Phase II in Singapore. According to the company’s press release, the contract worth SGD 1.46 bln (USD 1.1 bln or EUR 897 mln) was awarded by the Maritime and Port Authority of […]

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