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July 2010

Three Gorges Shiplocks suspended for maintenance

14 July 2010
Maintenance work has started at the Three Gorges shiplocks, according to the Yangtze River Administration....

Former port chairman laments sale to local shipper

14 July 2010
The ex-chairman of Tongling Port Group, Wu Zhaolai, has told Yangtze Business Services that the sale of his former company to a local conglomerate Tongling Chemical Industry Group may not be the best way forward for the devel...

Shanghai port could eclipse Singapore in 2010

14 July 2010
Shanghai may overtake Singapore to become the world’s busiest container port in 2010, according to an article in Straits Times....

China Shipping expects big profits increase

14 July 2010
China Shipping Development expects its first-half 2010 net profit to rise more than 50 per cent from a year earlier, because freight rates and container volume are recovering from the global financial crisis, reported Dow Jon...

China signs log import agreement with Canada

14 July 2010
The Chinese and Canadian governments have reached a trade agreement that should stimulate demand in China for logs from British Columbia, reported Seatrade. From the start of this month, British Columbian logs can be shipp...

Track laying on Yichang-Wanzhou railway to finish soon

14 July 2010
The 377km Yichang-Wanzhou railway project has reached the final stage of its track laying. Tracks were laid down on the Yichang Yangtze Bridge by 11 July and now stretch to Ershi, to the west of Yichang in Hubei province....

ADB funds Wuhan water treatment scheme

14 July 2010
The Asian Development Bank is making a $US100m loan to finance an environmental improvement project in Wuhan, Hubei province, which bank officials say could act as a template for the whole of China....

Chery exports outshine rivals

14 July 2010
Wuhu-based Chery Automobile, one of China’s leading carmakers, exported 38,107 units in the first half of 2010, an increase of 154 per cent year-on-year. This was more than any other domestic car manufacturer....

Chongqing exports climb 58 per cent

14 July 2010
Foreign trade in Chongqing totalled US$5.14bn in the first half of 2010, an increase of 49 per cent year-on-year....

Record cargo volume for Three Gorges shiplocks

7 July 2010
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that a total of 7.27m tons of cargo passed the Three Gorges Dam shiplocks in June, the highest monthly volume since operations began in Jun...

Major Yangtze crackdown on overloaded vessels

7 July 2010
The biggest crackdown on overloaded vessels across the Yangtze and its major tributaries started on 1 July and will last for the remainder of 2010....

Jiujiang imposes shipping restrictions to protect riverbank

7 July 2010
Jiujiang Maritime Safety Authorities started to impose new shipping restrictions from 1 July in an effort to safeguard the riverbank area under its jurisdiction....

Pollution clean-up for water diversion scheme

7 July 2010
Authorities will push ahead with pollution control measures along the eastern route of the south-to-north water diversion project, which has sparked widespread concerns over its poor water quality since construction began eig...

Shanghai on course to beat container forecast

7 July 2010
Boosted by an upturn in trade levels, Shanghai port posted a container throughput of 11.4m TEU between January and May 2010....

Container shortage ‘will take two years to fix’

7 July 2010
Equipment shortages could impact the container shipping sector for up to two years, a major logistics company told IFW....

Changsha-Kunming railway to start construction this year

7 July 2010
The 1,165km Changsha-Kunming railway will start construction this year, according to the State Council Go West office....

NYK opens branches in Wuxi and Wuhan

7 July 2010
NYK Logistics (China), a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s NYK, has opened two branches in Yangtze River locations....

Conch starts Chongqing plant

7 July 2010
Anhui Conch Cement Group has started operations at a 5,000 tons a day plant in Chongqing....

Justice official executed in Chongqing

7 July 2010
A former senior justice official in Chongqing was executed on 7 July, the city’s higher court said....
     
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