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March 2011

Maersk predicts 30% growth in Yangtze traffic

30 March 2011
Cargo throughput on the Yangtze River, excluding Shanghai, may exceed 30 per cent in the next two to three years, the managing director of Maersk China will tell delegates at the 2011 Yangtze Business Network conference in Sh...

New Yangtze terminal opens in Chongqing

30 March 2011
Chongqing East Port Container Terminal formally went into operation in the town of Guangyang, Nan’an district on 28 March. It will have a predicted annual throughput of 200,000-250,000 TEU....

Shanghai-Europe container rates slip below $1,000

30 March 2011
Spot rates for shipping containers from Shanghai to Europe have dropped below US$1,000 per TEU for the first time since March 2009, according to the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)....

FedEx opens third Suzhou station

30 March 2011
FedEx Express has opened a new station in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. It is located in Suzhou New District’s high technology zone and is the company’s third facility in the city....

Japan earthquake hits China supply chains

30 March 2011
More parts shortages in China are being experienced following the Japanese earthquake on 11 March....

Little Swan to increase output capacity

30 March 2011
Washing machine manufacturer Wuxi Little Swan will invest Rmb649m in expanding its output, according to a company statement filed with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange....

BASF wins approval for new plant

30 March 2011
BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, has received approval for a 400,000 tonnes-a-year MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) project in Chongqing....

Lifan tops motorcycle export table

30 March 2011
Chongqing-based Lifan Group was China’s top motorcycle seller in the first two months of 2011, with exports valued at US$59.6m, according to a survey of 88 major domestic motorcycle firms conducted by the China Associat...

New air cargo services for Chongqing

30 March 2011
Two new air cargo services from Chongqing started on 29 March....

Falling water levels on upper Yangtze

23 March 2011
Low water levels on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River continue to have an impact on shipping in the region....

Toll-road operators on expansion path

23 March 2011
Two of China’s biggest toll-road operators are searching for more expressway projects in the country, reported South China Morning Post....

More air connections for Chongqing

23 March 2011
From 27 March Sichuan Airlines is to open three new services between Chongqing and other Chinese cities....

Lhasa airport expansion to be completed by June

23 March 2011
The expansion project of Gonggar Airport in Lhasa is due to be completed in mid June, according to newspapers quoting the Tibet branch of Civil Aviation Administration of China....

Kerry opens Chongqing and Kunshan logistics centres

23 March 2011
Kerry Logistics has opened new logistics centres in Chongqing and Kunshan, reported IFW. The first phase of the Chongqing Kerry Logistics Centre has a total area of 20,500 sq metres....

Japan earthquake likely to affect Wuhan automakers

23 March 2011
Two Sino-Japanese car-making joint ventures in Wuhan could be affected from next month in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami....

Nanjing trees saved, for time being

23 March 2011
The residents of Nanjing have won a battle with the city government over the planned removal of more than 1,000 trees to make way for the construction of new subway lines. In common with many other Chinese cities, Nanjing...

Westin hotel opens in Nanjing

23 March 2011
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened a Westin hotel in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province....

Yangtze Mouth dredging benefits Taicang

16 March 2011
According to the Yangtze Waterway Bureau, Taicang’s cargo throughput rose significantly in the first two months of 2011 as a result of the Yangtze Mouth dredging project that has brought the guaranteed minimum water lev...

Nanjing Longtan terminal aims for 3m TEU by 2015

16 March 2011
Container throughput at Nanjing Longtan terminal reached 1.4m TEU last year and is expected to grow to 3m TEU by 2015, according to Nanjing Maritime Safety Authorities....

Dangerous cargo increases in Jiangyin port

16 March 2011
The throughput of dangerous cargo at Jiangyin port in Jiangsu province has increased significantly over recent years, said Jiangyin Maritime Safety Authorities....

Plea to scrap Yangtze dam

16 March 2011
The planned Xiaonanhai dam on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River will destroy the region’s last reserve for rare fish, according to an article in Chinadialogue, a London-based bilingual website devoted to China&rsqu...

Ship trading price index launched in Beijing

16 March 2011
China issued its first ship trading price index on 12 March in Beijing....

Tighter vehicle emission standards for Beijing

16 March 2011
A stricter vehicle emission standard for Beijing’s 5m motor vehicles will be introduced next year, said Zhang Lijun, vice-minister of environmental protection....

Work completed on Guangdong underwater railway tunnel

16 March 2011
Construction work has been completed in Guangdong province on China’s first underwater railway tunnel, reported Xinhua....

Nuclear power plan for Chongqing

16 March 2011
CNNC Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corp, said it would strive to establish a nuclear power plant in Chongqing during the current five-year plan (2011-15), the Wall Street Journal reported....

CNCEC to build Jiangsu industrial park

16 March 2011
China National Chemical Engineering, which is principally engaged in the construction of chemical and petrochemical infrastructure, said it plans to spend about Rmb4bn to build an industrial park in the Jiangsu city of Qidong...

Jinling refinery to raise capacity

16 March 2011
Asia’s largest refiner Sinopec plans to raise the capacity of its Jinling refinery by a third to 360,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2015, Oil and Gas News reported....

Yangtze cargo throughput expected to rise 12% in 2011

9 March 2011
Throughput of general cargo on the Yangtze trunkline totalled 1.39bn tons in 2010, up 22 per cent year-on-year, according to the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport....

Zhangjiagang scrap import volumes fall

9 March 2011
According to Zhangjiagang Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, the volume of the city’s imported scrap metal dropped by 18 per cent year-on-year during the first two months to 250,000 tons, but its total value rose by 8 pe...

Nantong issues new regulation for DG handling

9 March 2011
Nantong Maritime Safety Authorities have issued a new regulation that stipulates that booms must be laid for handling 69 types of bulk liquid dangerous cargo....

New railways minister committed to high-speed programme

9 March 2011
China’s new railway minister Sheng Guangzu has pledged to continue the programme of expanding the country’s high-speed rail network despite the removal of his predecessor who is being investigated for “sever...

Chengdu-Chongqing high-speed railway submitted for approval

9 March 2011
The blueprint for building a high-speed rail link between Chengdu and Chongqing has been submitted to the State Development and Reform Commission for approval....

Second trial run for Chongqing-Europe train service

9 March 2011
A second trial cargo train service connecting Chongqing and Europe via Xinjiang recently departed the Chinese municipality....

Air cargo demand set to rise

9 March 2011
The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China said it plans to develop its top 20 second-tier airports to handle the anticipated increase in air cargo demand over the next five years, reported GCTL....

New air service between Chongqing and Hanoi

9 March 2011
Sichuan Airlines initiated a passenger and cargo service between Chongqing and Hanoi, capital of Vietnam on 5 March. There are two services a week on this route, departing Chongqing on Thursday and Sunday evenings....

Jiangsu exports US$25bn in January

9 March 2011
Jiangsu province’s foreign trade value increased 33.9 per cent year-on-year to US$43.61bn in January 2011, according to local Customs statistics....

Labour shortage to spread west

9 March 2011
China’s labour shortage is expected to spread from coastal regions to central and western parts of the country, according to the human resources minister Yin Weimin....

State Council approves new economic zone

9 March 2011
The State Council has approved the blueprint for the creation of a new economic zone in southwest China, reported People’s Daily. The Cheng-Yu economic zone will include Chongqing municipality and 15 cities in neighb...

Yangtze conference, 31 March

2 March 2011
The 2011 Yangtze Business Network conference, to be held in Shanghai on 31 March, is attracting a growing number of senior managers from manufacturing companies, shipping lines and 3PLs....

DG shipping lines sign Three Gorges safety agreements

2 March 2011
The Three Gorges Administration of Navigational Affairs signed agreements on 25 February with 18 barge operators involved in shipping dangerous cargo that they promise to abide by rules and procedures relating to passing the...

Zhenjiang reports 20% rise in foreign vessels

2 March 2011
According to statistics from Zhenjiang Maritime Safety Authorities, the number of foreign vessels arriving in Zhenjiang reached 128 in February, compared with 106 in the same month last year and 115 in January 2011....

Chongqing to boost shipping capacity

2 March 2011
Chongqing is to invest Rmb28.5bn in its waterways during the current five-year plan (2011-15), according to the local government. The work will include dredging and terminal projects....

China port cargo throughput up 13.3% in January

2 March 2011
China’s cargo throughput at ports above designated size amounted to 735m tons in January, reflecting a year-on-year growth of 13.3 per cent, reported China Knowledge....

New Railways Minister appointed

2 March 2011
Railways Minister Liu Zhijun was officially dismissed from his post on 25 February by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for alleged ‘severe violation of discipline’....

More airports to be built across China

2 March 2011
China will build 45 new airports over the next five years, said Li Jiaxing, the head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China....

Chubb opens office in Nanjing

2 March 2011
Insurance giant Chubb opened an office in Nanjing on 28 February....

DSM to build new composites plant in Nanjing

2 March 2011
Royal DSM, the life sciences and materials sciences company, will build a Rmb500m new facility to replace an existing plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. It will make composite resins targeted at the Chinese market....

Brake plant established in Chongqing

2 March 2011
Knorr-Bremse of Germany has established a joint venture with Chongqing Machinery & Electronics Holdings in which the Chinese partner holds a 34 per cent stake....
     
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