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April 2011

Yangtze water level plunges in Chongqing

27 April 2011
According to the Yangtze River Administration under The Ministry of Transport, the water level along the 180km section of the Yangtze within central Chongqing has fallen to a dangerously low level, necessitating an increase i...

Shanghai truck driver strike brought to swift end

27 April 2011
A strike by truck drivers that disrupted shipments at Shanghai port has petered out after the municipal government took steps to defuse the situation....

Chongqing investment forum

27 April 2011
Chongqing municipal government is hosting an investment forum on 8-9 June in partnership with Euromoney....

Jiangsu MSA publishes ratings for DG-handling agents

27 April 2011
Jiangsu Maritime Safety Authorities announced on 18 April its ratings for companies and individuals involved in declaring, handling and inspecting containers with dangerous cargo....

New shipping channel benefits Nantong terminal

27 April 2011
Jiangsu Maritime Safety Authorities approved the newly completed approach channel at Nantong Yangkou terminal on 20 April....

Railway length to rise to 120,000km by 2015

27 April 2011
China’s total length of railways open to traffic will increase to 120,000km by the end of 2015, including 50,000km of line in western regions, according to an official quoted by Xinhua....

Start of air cargo services between Dalian and Europe

27 April 2011
On 20 April Air China Cargo started services between Dalian and Frankfurt, via Shanghai’s Pudong airport. This is the first air cargo service between the city in Liaoning province and Europe....

Chongqing tackles manufacturing over-capacity

27 April 2011
Chongqing municipal government has approved a plan to further reduce over-capacity in some industrial sectors during the 12th five-year period (2011-2015), according to Chongqing Daily....

Wuhan Yangsi terminal to be vacated by August

13 April 2011
According to Mr Gu Qiangsheng, general manager of Wuhan Port Group, all the facilities at the city’s Yangsi container terminal will be moved to Yangluo terminal from 18 May....

CIG to dispose of entire stake in Wuhan Yangluo

13 April 2011
China Infrastructure Group, which has an 85 per cent stake in the first phase of Wuhan’s Yangluo terminal, announced via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday 11 April that it has signed a letter of intent with a poten...

Nanjing reports 40% increase in Q1 container throughput

13 April 2011
Nanjing Port Group, the largest common-user terminal operator in the capital of Jiangsu province, reported a 39.8 per cent growth in container throughput during the first three months of 2011, bringing the total to 405,400 TE...

Growth rate drops at Shanghai port

13 April 2011
Shanghai port reported a throughput of 7.28m TEU in the first quarter of 2011, a 12 per cent year-on-year rise, according to the port management authority....

TCC quits transpacific trade

13 April 2011
The Containership Company has ceased its transpacific services due to low shipping prices and rising fuel costs, according to various media reports....

Iron ore imports slow in March

13 April 2011
China’s imports of iron ore in the first quarter of 2011 stood at 177.17m tonnes, an increase of 14.4 per cent year-on-year, reported Xinhua....

Surge in Chongqing airport cargo traffic

13 April 2011
Cargo throughput at Chongqing airport increased considerably in the first quarter of 2011, according to local Customs data....

Dongfeng Auto sales beat national average

13 April 2011
Dongfeng Automobile, the listed arm of Dongfeng Motor, posted an 80 per cent year-on-year increase in net profit to Rmb571m in 2010. The Wuhan-based company’s revenues increased 38 per cent to Rmb19.8bn....

Changhong income climbs in 2010

13 April 2011
Household electric appliance manufacturer Sichuan Changhong Electric earned an operating income of Rmb41.7bn in 2010, up by nearly one-third on the previous year....

Work begins on BASF Chongqing plant

13 April 2011
BASF has officially started construction of its joint venture chemical plant in Chongqing. Together with Chongqing Chemical and Pharmaceutical Holding (Group), the two partners will invest US$5.3bn in the plant....

Yangtze container throughput rises 24% in March

6 April 2011
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration show that throughput of general cargo along the Yangtze River trunkline rose by 12.3 per cent year-on-year in March to 120m tons, while container throughput reached 860,000 TEU...

Three Gorges changes suspension criterion

6 April 2011
Three Gorges Corp, the builder and operator of the Three Gorges Dam and shiplocks, announced at the end of March that it is changing the criterion for a suspension of operation....

Shanghai port welcomes more ships

6 April 2011
Shanghai port experienced strong growth in the number of ship arrivals and departures in the first two months of2011, according to a report by Xinhua. Yangshan deepwater terminal recorded 1,517 cargo and passenger ships ar...

Logistics sector grows 14.5% in Jan-Feb

6 April 2011
The total value of China’s logistics industry increased 14.5 per cent year-on-year in the first two months of 2011, according to figures released by the National Development and Reform Commission. During this period...

Eurasian Land Bridge service arrives in Germany

6 April 2011
On 4 April a container train arrived in the German city of Duisburg 16 days after departing Chongqing in southwest China....

Wuhan-Nanjing flights suspended

6 April 2011
All flights linking Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China, and Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province in east China, have been suspended since 27 March, according to the General Administration of Civil Aviation...

Autoliv builds new Nanjing plant

6 April 2011
Sweden-based automotive safety products manufacturer Autoliv has begun construction of a factory to make seat belts in Nanjing, replacing an existing plant in the capital of Jiangsu province....

Chongqing starts building Compass Sat Nav Industry Park

6 April 2011
Construction started at the end of March of the Compass Sat Nav Industry Park in Chongqing’s Two River New Area. This is a local government investment costing Rmb5bn and covers a planned area of about 20 hectares....

New oil refinery for Chongqing

6 April 2011
PetroChina, China's largest oil producer, will build a refinery in Chongqing municipality with a daily output capacity of 200,800 barrels, according to the company’s vice president Liu Hongbin....

Investment fair seeks to attract Western companies

6 April 2011
The 14th Chongqing international investment and global sourcing fair will be held from 19-22 May at the city’s International Convention and Exhibition Center....

Chongqing rail transit extension work to start in June

6 April 2011
Planning work on the northern extension of Chongqing’s rail transit line 3 has been completed. This 10.4km overground section will connect the airport industrial zone and low-rent public housing areas in the city....
     
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