Melbourne: The port of Melbourne unveiled on Tuesday a 9.1% overall growth in the 2011-12 financial year, reaffirming the Victorian coalition government's expansion plan for the port.

Singapore: Port operator PSA Singapore Terminals is developing automated guided vehicle (AGV) prototypes for 24 hours operation of future container terminals to transport containers between the quay and the container yard without human drivers.

Kaohsiung: Taiwan's main seaport of Kaohsiung saw a slowdown in container throughput volumes in June.

Singapore: Switzerland-based logistics firm Panalpina has launched three new direct less than container load (LCL) services from Japan to Singapore.

Singapore: The port of Singapore got busier last month as container throughput rose 9.2% year-on-year, according to figures from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Cai Mep: APM Terminals' joint venture Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) is projected to handled close to 600,000 teu of containers in 2012 that will represent 50% of the volumes currently moving through Cai Mep port area.

Shanghai: Container throughput at China's Shanghai port in June increased compared to year-ago figures but retreated month-on-month.

Busan: South Korea's main seaport Busan achieved a better set of results for container throughput in May, according to Busan Port Authority (BPA).

Kuala Lumpur: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has voiced its support of the Malaysian government's move to regulate depot gate operators and relevant logistics service providers to prevent arbitrary increases and imposition of new charges, as it sought to prevent a reoccurance of last month's strike by freight hauliers' drivers.

Laem Chabang: Thailand's Laem Chabang port is embarking on its third phase of logistics development to facilitate goods transportation and cope with growth of the country's eastern seaboard.

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