A group of three Chinese companies have put together a plan to help Malaysia build a new deepwater port in Malacca.

Philippine authorities have declared that there will not be any port congestion ahead of the holiday peak season this year, local reports said.

Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has won an order to build its first two dual-fuel diesel LNG harbour tugs, and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with oil major Shell to explore opportunities in using LNG as fuel.

South Korea’s Busan Port Authority (BPA) has stepped foot into China by opening its Chinese representative office in Shanghai.

Australia’s state of Victoria has inked a AUD9.7bn ($7.3bn) deal to sell its 50-year lease on the port of Melbourne to the Lonsdale Consortium, so as to use the proceeds to remove 50 congested level crossings and to create thousands of jobs.

UK’s Peel Ports is cautiously optimistic of seeing its Liverpool port serve as a direct call for containerships on the main Asia-Europe trade, in view of increasing feeder calls.

ABB India has commissioned India’s first shore-to-ship power supply for V.O.Chidambaranar port, formerly Tuticorin port, to reduce carbon footprint.

India’s shipping ministry is planning to establish LNG storage facilities at Haldia dock of Kolkata Port Trust over the next two years, as part of efforts to cut emissions by powering barges with the clean gas, reports said.

Dalian Port (PDA) Company Limited saw its first half profit has declined on the back of China’s slowing economy, which is anticipated to extend into the second half of this year.

The long-awaited New Priok Container Terminal I, the first terminal at Tanjung Priok Port's new facilities in North Jakarta, started operations last week, just one month behind schedule, local reports said.

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