Kaohsiung: Taiwan's main Kaohsiung port improved its July container throughput both year-on-year and month-on-month.

Hong Kong: In a strong sign that the southern China export-based economy is moderating, Hong Kong's container figures continue to slow, with July's 7.1% year-on-year drop in overall throughput to 2.07m teu being the fourth consecutive month of declines.

Singapore: Container throughput at the port of Singapore rose in July amid the continuing weak global shipping market.

Manila: Increased volumes and lower financing costs helped drive a 17% increase in first half profits for International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI).

Hong Kong: Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) will spent $346.6m to buy 84 new cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries for use at its terminal leased from the Port of Long Beach, US.

Dubai: DP World handled 28.2m teu across its 60-terminal global portfolio in the first six months of 2012, 7.5% ahead the same period of last year.

Busan: South Korea's Busan port reported increased container throughput in June compared to a year ago but volumes fell month-on-month.

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian seaports recorded growth and improved in world ranking as they handled 4.9% more container throughput in the first half of this year compared to the same period a year ago.

Hong Kong: The East Asian port of Hong Kong saw a decline in container throughput in June, according to figures released by Hong Kong's Marine Department.

Sydney: Australia-based port operator Asciano is pumping in A$348m ($360m) to redevelop and expand its container terminal at Port Botany in Sydney.

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