Asia

  • Piracy in Asia declines to 13-year low in first quarter: ReCAAP

    Apr 17, 2019 — Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia have dropped to a 13-year low in the first quarter of this year, according to latest figures released by the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC).
  • Kerry Logistics to develop dry port in Laos’s Vientiane Logistics Park

    Apr 8, 2019 — Kerry Logistics’ KLN Singapore subsidiary is to develop a dry port in Laos’s Vientiane Logistics Park with Sitthi Logistics. The move is part of Kerry’s push into the Asean region and its intention to develop an integrated Greater Mekon Region covering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
  • Vietnam approves plans for cargo expansion at SGN

    Mar 22, 2019 — The new cargo and MRO buildings will ultimately have capacity for five million tonnes of cargo, according to local news VN Express. Further details regarding the cargo terminal’s designs are yet to be determined.
  • Business of Shipping: China’s Claims in South China Sea Could Impact Commercial Shipping

    Mar 22, 2019 — China’s contention that it has sovereignty over a large swath of the South China Sea violates the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (which China has signed) and other rules of international law and practice, said Dr. Mark Meirowitz this week at a seminar lecture.
  • Fast-developing South-east Asian road network is giving air a run for its money

    Mar 6, 2019 — Singapore-based YCH Group has entered South-east Asia’s burgeoning cross-border road freight market with the launch of its China-ASEAN Regular Shuttle Service. YCH claims the service can challenge air freight on transit times, with 45ft container trucks plying the 4,500km route from Chongqing to Singapore.
  • Maersk and ZIM boxships collide at Busan Port

    Mar 4, 2019 — Containerships Safmarine Nokwanda and Tianjin collided at South Korea’s Busan Container Terminal on Saturday, leading to damage on both ships. Tianjin suffered major damage and a number of containers from the ship were crushed and fell off the ship following the collision.