The growth in maritime trade and the increasing size of vessels has put significant pressure on the existing port infrastructure in Southeast Asia, resulting in congestion and delays. As a result, ports across the region have begun announcing a range of port masterplans, to dramatically develop and expand coastal infrastructure. Download this article to get an overview of the latest developments in the region.
With the formation of new mega shipping alliances and construction of new mega-vessels, port developers are forced to either invest in expensive new infrastructure or risk being omitted from shipping routes. To learn more about the implications of these developments, we hear from Dr. Jonathan Beard, Global Lead Ports & Logistics at ICF International, who explains the added complexity these factors bring to port planning and operations.
In this article we take a look at three leading examples from Southeast Asia’s most modern ports, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia’s newest port, Teluk Lamong in Surabaya, East Java.
All eyes are on Indonesia, with President Joko Widodo’s Sea Toll Road initiative calling for an estimated US $429 billion worth of investment for the development of 24 commercial ports, over 1,000 non-commercial ports and the procurement of numerous vessels between 2015 and 2019. Whilst the full details of some of these projects are yet to be announced, in this report we collate the latest publically available information and take a look at some of the biggest port projects across the country.
Increasing competition between ports in Southeast Asia is driving them to increase their efficiency, but how? To answer this question we spoke with Andy Lane, a Partner at CTI Consultancy, who explained the reason why ports tend to be inefficient and the 3 steps to transform their processes.