Asia

Kuala Lumpur: Germanischer Lloyd celebrated a bumper anniversary in Malaysia this week, combining 20 years of its Malaysian-German oil and gas certification joint venture Germanischer Lloyd GLM with the 140th…
Hong Kong: Hutchison Ports Holdings and AP MollerMaersk Group are to take a majority stake in the Pearl River Delta's Dachan Bay Phase II container terminal, giving Hutchison its first…
Mumbai: The Chennai Port Trust has revealed plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore ($350m) in a number of port improvement projects over the next three years. These would include modernization…
Sydney: Australian prime Minister John Howard (pictured) has hinted at a possible federal take over of Australian coal ports including Newcastle and Queensland if the current congestion doesn't ease. Speaking…
Karachi: Port Qasim in Pakistan and Puerto Cortes in Honduras have begun running a new programme to scan containers destined for US ports for any signs of nuclear devices or…
Seoul: Busan Port (pictured) is to once again feature as a transshipment centre for the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which had - in 2005 - made the decision to use…
Dubai: Holding company Dubai World is to consolidate all its ship repair, conversion and ship building activities into a single body - Dubai Drydocks World (DD World). The move unites…
Seoul: Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction has secured a $300m contract for the construction of five 3,400 teu container vessels for Danaos Corporation. The vessels, due for delivery beginning November…
Shanghai: According to broker Clarkson Asia, China Shipping Group have contracted a series of twelve 57,000 dwt bulkers at CIC Shipyard - which is the former Jiangdu facility bought by…
Singapore:  Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited (YRS) has announced it has received a contract from Saipem, for the design and construction of an Iced Strengthened Pipe Lay Vessel of DP3 class.…
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