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February 2011

Yangtze Piloting Centre pledges to improve services

23 February 2011
Wang Jiefa, director of the Jiangyin-based Yangtze Piloting Centre, has promised to improve its services by implementing eight measures announced at a meeting on 18 February....

Taicang posts 44% increase in January container throughput

23 February 2011
January 2011 figures show that container throughput in Taicang terminal reached 175,200 TEU, up nearly 45 per cent over the same period last year. Throughput of general cargo grew by 32 per cent to 7.54m tons....

Nantong to spend Rmb20bn on dredging

23 February 2011
Nantong city government in Jiangsu province has recently approved an ambitious plan to dredge its inland waterway network, according to the Yangtze River Administration....

Tongling to upgrade ferry services

23 February 2011
Maritime safety officials in Tongling have successfully lobbied the local government to invest in ferry services for residents living in Xuba and Laozhou, two counties on a river island with a population of nearly 60,000 peop...

Chengdu to pioneer reforms in services sector

23 February 2011
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has recently been appointed by the State Development and Reform Commission to pioneer reforms in the services sector, reported Chengdu Daily....

Drilling work nears completion on Shanghai-Nantong bridge

23 February 2011
According to a report by China News Services on 23 February, 70 per cent of the drilling work for the Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze Bridge has been completed....

Chongqing unveils luxury Yangtze cruise ships

23 February 2011
A major state-owned Chongqing cruise operator has unveiled its new models, according to the municipal government’s website....

Wuhan port capacity set to rise

23 February 2011
Hubei province plans to increase Wuhan port’s container capacity to 3.3m TEU by 2015 and overall cargo capacity to 150m tonnes, reported Xinhua....

Agility bullish about China prospects

23 February 2011
In an interview with South China Morning Post, the Asia-Pacific chief executive of Agility Logistics, Hans Hickler, predicted continued good growth in China this year....

Doubts cast over high-speed rail building programme

23 February 2011
The removal last week of China’s Ministry of Railways, Liu Zhijun, due to an investigation of possible corruption, has prompted some commentators to predict a slowdown in the country’s fast-expanding high-speed ra...

Ship exports rise 42% in 2010

23 February 2011
China exported US$40.3bn-worth of ships and boats in 2010, up 42 per cent on the previous year, according to statistics released by the General Administration of Customs....

China Cargo plans service to St Louis

23 February 2011
Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines may start flying from Shanghai to St Louis in Missouri in the US from June this year, reported the Kansas City Star....

TransAir to start Taipei-Chongqing flights

23 February 2011
Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways is to launch non-stop flights between Taipei Songshan airport and Chongqing Jiangbei airport in March 2011....

Wisco eclipses other steelmakers in iron ore resources

23 February 2011
Following a deal signed last week with Canadian Adriana Resources to qcquire a stake in an iron ore project in Quebec, Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) has become the steel manufacturer with the most iron ore resources in the w...

New source of natural gas in Chongqing

23 February 2011
A Sino-American joint exploration of natural gas has started in Chongqing, according to a local government source....

Volvo finally decides on Chengdu, says report

23 February 2011
Swedish carmaker Volvo, owned by Zhejiang Geely, has finally decided to set up a manufacturing facility in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, according to Reuters....

Maersk China MD to talk at Yangtze conference

16 February 2011
Jens Eskelund, Managing Director of Maersk China, will make a presentation at the Yangtze Business Network conference next month on accessing China’s interior via the Yangtze....

Wuhu consults Yangtze River Administration on new bridge

16 February 2011
Wuhu government officials headed by deputy mayor Hong Jianping visited the Yangtze River Administration in Wuhan on 15 February to consult the central regulators over the construction of Wuhu’s No.2 Yangtze Bridge. A...

Three Gorges boosts water release to rescue stranded vessel

16 February 2011
On 12 February, an oil tanker carrying 990 tons of No.90 diesel oil set off from Wuhan to Yichang....

Special task force for vessel standardisation process

16 February 2011
The Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport has recently set up a special task force to speed up the vessel standardisation programme....

PYI to sell Yangkou port stake

16 February 2011
Bulk cargo and port infrastructure group PYI Corp has agreed to sell a 50.1 per cent stake in Jiangsu Yangkou port to the investment arm of Rudong county government in Nantong, for Rmb1.51bn....

Jiangsu ports handle 11m TEU in 2010

16 February 2011
Jiangsu ports handled 1.5bn tonnes of cargo in 2010, according to provincial data, double the total in 2005. Its container throughput exceeded 11m TEU, Xinhua reported....

Panalpina to open Chongqing office

16 February 2011
The forwarding and logistics services company Panalpina is to open an office in Chongqing, having already opened offices in Wuhan and Chengdu....

Chongqing to build a new land route to Southeast Asia

16 February 2011
According to Chongqing Evening News, Chongqing Customs is to focus on setting up e-commerce infrastructure and an international trade settlement centre to help facilitate the city’s new cargo railway route to Burma and...

Road-building programme to focus on rural areas

16 February 2011
China aims to extend its rural road network from 3.45m km to 3.9m km by 2015, said the country’s transport authorities....

Major expansion of Xinjiang airports

16 February 2011
Plans have been drawn up to invest some Rmb30bn in new airports in China’s far western region of Xinjiang between 2011 and 2015....

Sichuan reveals highest spending cities

16 February 2011
The Sichuan department of the State Statistics Bureau announced on 15 February that among the 19 large and medium-sized cities in the province, Chengdu, Deyang and Mianyang ranked first, second and third respectively in the l...

China to spend Rmb6.7bn to battle drought

16 February 2011
The Chinese government will spend Rmb6.7bn to combat the severe drought in northern China, reported China Daily....

Wanda acquires major plot in Wuhu

16 February 2011
Property company Dalian Wanda has acquired a plot in Wuhu, Anhui province for Rmb308m to start its first large mixed-use property project in the city....

THK to build auto parts base in Changzhou

16 February 2011
Japan-based THK is to build an automobile parts production base in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, Jiangsu province....

Cuntan bonded area phase two to open in May

16 February 2011
The second phase construction of Chongqing’s Cuntan Bonded Port Area is due to start operating by the end of May 2001. Incorporating both an airport and port, the bonded area covers 8.37 sq km....

New paper plant for Chongqing

16 February 2011
APAC Resources, the Hong Kong-listed investor and commodities trader, has signed a framework agreement to build a top-grade paper manufacturing plant in Chongqing, according to a municipal government website....
     
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