Future of Chabahar and Farzad B high on agenda for Rouhani visit to India

Progress on the upgrade of the Iranian port of Chabahar and delays over the awarding of…

Sri Lanka leases Hambantota port to Chinese to cover loans – from China

Sri Lanka has formally handed over its loss-making southern port of Hambantota to China on a…

Chabahar set to take on Gwadar in fight for traffic on South Asian sea route

The prospect of a new strategic sea route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan  came one step…

Khalifa joins Maritime Silk Road as concerns grow over Beijing’s influence

The UAE’s Khalifa Port is  set to become the latest link in China’s  21st Century Maritime…

ADB pledges $5bn to India’s ECEC East Coast Economic Corridor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)  yesterday committed $5bn to develop infrastructure along India’s East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC)…

Petya hits global supply chain

Operations at one of the terminals at India’s largest container port JNPT have been disrupted by…

India looks for $13bn to fund Sagar Mala port upgrade programme

Having committed itself to spending $180bn to modernise the country’s  ports and surrounding infrastructure by way of…

Malaysia looks to Strait of Malacca for slice of Maritime Silk Route action

The Malaysian government is looking for  investors to back its plans to develop a giant new…

Evraz considers offers for Nakhodka Sea Port in effort to reduce debts

In an attempt to reduce its mounting debts, the Russian steel and mining conglomerate EVRAZ has…

Deutsche Bahn agrees to test drive new South West transport corridor to Iran

Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s  largest transport companies, has agreed to test drive the new…

Japan looking to hook Hokkaido up with Trans-Siberian Railway

Japan is considering joining forces with Russia to  build an extension to the  Trans-Siberian railway to the islands…

Swiss win Aprin dry port contract as Iran’s non-oil exports boom

Aprin dry port: The Swiss-based  transport and logistics multinational Transinvest Holdings has signed a 25-year contract with…

Putin keeps South Stream pipeline on agenda ahead of Athens visit

South Stream: Russia is still interested in working out a way of building a pipeline along…

Sime Darby to float Weifang Port

The Malaysian-based  Sime Darby multinational conglomerate this week announced its intention to float Shandong Province’s Weifang Port…

Japan and India look to team up to develop Chabahar as logistics hub

Japan and India are planning to team up to help develop Iran’s southeastern  Chabahar port as a…

29 Indian coastal economic zones expected to boost exports by $110bn

Indian coastal economic zones: The  Indian government today announced plans to set up 29 port-based coastal industrial…

Port of Tianjin expecting 20% rise in traffic thanks to FTZ status

The north-east Chinese port of Tianjin – the world’s fourth largest – expects cargo volumes to…

Greek dockworkers take to streets as COSCO seals Piraeus privatisation deal

Piraeus privatisation: Greek dockworkers marched into central Athens in protest yesterday after the Greek government sealed…

Vladivostok Free Port hands out residential status to first 29 enterprises

Twenty-nine companies working on projects worth a total of  approximately $1.2bn have been granted residential status in Vladivostok…

President Aliyev gives Baku FTZ the OK

Baku FTZ: Azerbaijan’s President Ilham  Aliyev last week signed a decree paving the way for the establishment of a…

Sri Lanka gives China green light to build giant ‘port city’ in Colombo

Sri Lanka has granted China  permission to build a vast ‘port city’ in Colombo on reclaimed…

Oman’s Salalah in link-up with key Iranian ports

The southern Omani port of  Salalah has signed a basic agreement with two key Iranian trade…

India offered stake in Imam Khomeini Airport expansion

Iran has offered India a stake in the proposed Imam Khomeini  airport expansion as part of…

UAE’s DP World ready to invest $2bn in Russian container terminals with RDIF

One of the world’s largest port operators , the UAE’s DP World has agreed to set up…