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Not in tandem

The growth plans of ports and carriers are rarely in sync, creating supply chain kinks. Can the situation be resolved?

Port development and newbuild orders are rarely in sync. A comment made last month by the incoming president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), Captain Subramaniam Karuppiah, sparked much debate by supply chain experts contacted by Splash Extra.

Captain Subra, general manager of the Port Klang Port Authority, which owns and regulates Malaysia’s largest port, said: “We cannot overlook the fact that the lead time for building new port infrastructure is much more comp...

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