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February 2010

Jiangyin port receives 10th scrap vessel of the year

24 February 2010
The Panama-registered vessel NYK Springtide sailed safely into the waters of Jiangyin port under the supervision of the local maritime safety authorities on 23 February, its destination being the local scrap yard....

Iron ore imports fall in January

24 February 2010
China’s iron ore imports slipped to 46.62m tonnes in January after reaching 62.16m tonnes in the previous month, the second-highest monthly volume ever, the General Administration of Customs said. January’s imp...

Sunken vessel cleared from Zhangjiagang waters

24 February 2010
Shipping in the Zhangjiagang section of the Yangtze River has returned to normal following the sinking of an ocean vessel that collided with another vessel on the evening of 8 February....

Jiangsu section ships 600,000 tons of coal daily

24 February 2010
A volume of more than 600,000 tons of coal passes the Jiangsu section of the Yangtze every day, according to Jiangsu Maritime Safety Authorities....

Panalpina launches new freight service to Poland

24 February 2010
Panalpina, the Switzerland-based supplier of forwarding and logistics services, has introduced a new LCL (less than container load) ocean freight service between China and Poland....

Air China cargo venture deal imminent

24 February 2010
Air China and Cathay Pacific Airways will sign an air cargo venture agreement by 26 February, said a China Daily report citing three people familiar with the negotiations in Beijing....

Transport network copes with holiday rush

24 February 2010
By 22 February, an estimated 1.34bn people had travelled on China’s roads since the start of the Spring Festival holidays, up 8.3 per cent from the equivalent period last year, according to the Ministry of Transport....

Major logistics park to be built in Fuling

24 February 2010
Chongqing Shipping Construction and Development Corporation, the operational arm of the municipal government’s transport commission, signed an agreement with the local government of Fuling on 8 February to build the lar...

Sinopec to build vehicle charging facilities

24 February 2010
Sinopec plans to build electric vehicle charging facilities in its large petrol stations in some regions, including Beijing and Chongqing....

Wuxi maps out hi-tech future

24 February 2010
The Yangtze River Delta city of Wuxi intends to transform itself from a manufacturing hub to a hi-tech centre by expanding cooperation with domestic and foreign businesses, according to China Daily. Already one of the coun...

Nanjing to host 2014 Youth Olympic Games

24 February 2010
The International Olympic Committee has elected Nanjing as the host city of the Second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014....

Shangri-La to open hotel in Chongqing

24 February 2010
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed an agreement with Chongqing Guest House to manage a hotel in Chongqing that is scheduled to open in late 2011....

Wuhan targets 25% increase in container throughput

10 February 2010
The leading committee of Wuhan New Port agreed on a set of 2010 targets at a meeting on 6 February....

Nanjing Port Group aims to handle 1.32m TEU this year

10 February 2010
Nanjing Port Group, the largest port operator in the capital city of Jiangsu province, says that it aims to handle 74m tons of general cargo and 1.32m TEU in 2010....

Nanjing prepares for 2014 Youth Olympics vote

10 February 2010
The final round of competition for hosting the 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be held in Vancouver, Canada, on 11 February and the winner will be announced at the end of the day....

Agriculture responsible for nearly half of water pollution

10 February 2010
Agriculture is the main cause of water pollution in China, according to the country’s first national census of pollution sources....

Container freight prices double in Shanghai

10 February 2010
A surge in export orders in the lead up to the Chinese New Year has strained capacity at Shanghai port, reported China Daily....

Holiday transport crush begins

10 February 2010
The Ministry of Transport said that 609m journeys had been made by bus or railway between the start of the Spring Festival on 30 January and 8 February, up 8.5 per cent from the equivalent period in 2009....

Further problems on Wuhan-Guangzhou railway

10 February 2010
More than 10,000 passengers were delayed for at least two hours at Guangzhou south railway station on 6 February because of an equipment error on the high-speed train between Guangzhou and Wuhan....

UPS opens Asia-Pacific hub in Shenzhen

10 February 2010
UPS launched its new Asia-Pacific hub on 9 February with its inaugural flight at Shenzhen’s Baoan International Airport. The Shenzhen hub replaces operations at the former Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines....

MASKargo to expand China operations

10 February 2010
Malaysia Airlines Cargo plans to improve connections to Shanghai and other cities in China following the signing of a deal last October with Hainan Airlines Group....

Hubei builds electric-vehicle charging facilities

10 February 2010
Hubei Electric Power has signed cooperation agreements with the governments of Xiangfan and Suizhou in Hubei province to construct electric-vehicle charging facilities. This is part of a plan that will involve 16 large and...

Changan Ford car sales surge more than double in January

10 February 2010
Ford’s joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile sold 30,759 passenger cars in January, an increase of 128 per cent from a year ago....

Chongqing GDP grows third quickest in 2009

10 February 2010
Chongqing’s economic growth rate of 14.9 per cent in 2009 was the third highest in China, according to the National Bureau of Statistics....

Yangtze throughput rises in January

3 February 2010
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that cargo throughput via the major ports on the Yangtze trunk line rose 33 per cent year-on-year to 98m tons in January....

Shanghai port extends world cargo lead

3 February 2010
Shanghai increased its lead as the world’s largest general cargo port in 2009, with volumes up 1.3 per cent to 590m tons, according to the National Development and Reform Commission....

Cargo scramble ahead of New Year holidays

3 February 2010
Hong Kong-based transport consultancy Transport Trackers says there has been a scramble to ship cargo out of China in the lead up to the Spring Festival....

Aviation authorities tackle flight delays

3 February 2010
China’s aviation authorities have set up a task force to sort out the problems resulting from flight delays by end of the year, according to the Aviation Newspaper....

Nanjing airport starts second phase construction

3 February 2010
A formal ceremony was held on 31 January to signal the start of second phase construction of Nanjing airport, according to China News Service....

Track laying starts on Shanghai-Nanjing railway

3 February 2010
Track laying started on 1 February on the 300km Shanghai-Nanjing intercity rail line, construction of which started in July 2008....

High-speed rail lines imperilled by funding shortage

3 February 2010
A funding shortage could hinder China’s ambition of creating a modern railway network, according to an article in South China Morning Post....

Bullet train producer to expand production

3 February 2010
China’s only bullet train producer is to expand production capacity to cope with the country’s increasing number of high-speed railways, reported Xinhua. Wang Chenghui, deputy general manager of Tangshan Railwa...

Grand Power to develop Yangshan logistics park

3 February 2010
A subsidiary of Grand Power Logistics Group, a China-based international logistics provider, has signed an MOU to develop Yangshan International Container Transit Logistics Park, reported China Economic Review....

New scheme to promote public transport in Wuhan

3 February 2010
From 1 February, travellers in Wuhan have been able to pay for buses, ferries and light rail trains using an E-card, a keychain-shaped integrated circuit card....

Chongqing expects $6bn FDI in 2010

3 February 2010
Chongqing can expect to receive US$6bn of foreign investment in 2010, according to municipal mayor Huang Qifan....
     
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