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July 2011

Water level raised in Nanjing-Wuhu section

20 July 2011
The Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport has announced that the official guaranteed water level in the Yangtze trunk line between Nanjing and Wuhu has been raised by 1.5 metres as from midnight on 15 J...

Nanchang posts 22% container growth in first six months

20 July 2011
The port of Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province, reported an increase of 21.9 per cent in container throughput to 28,872 TEU during the first half of 2011....

Air cargo volume falls in first half

20 July 2011
China’s air cargo volume fell 0.4 per cent year-on-year to 2.66m tonnes in the first half of 2011, according to statistics from the Civil Administration of China. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary Dra...

Yunnan highway collapses two days after opening

20 July 2011
A new highway in Yunnan province collapsed at the end of last month just two days after it opened to traffic, reported China Daily....

Traffic jam reappears on northern highway

20 July 2011
A traffic jam stretching nearly 100km has reappeared on an expressway in north Inner Mongolia autonomous region following similar problems last year, reported Xinhua. The severe congestion occurred as reconstruction and ex...

Kerry acquires two Chinese companies

20 July 2011
Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics has acquired controlling stakes in two Chinese logistics companies, Shanghai Huicheng Logistics and Shanghai Wisdom Group, for an undisclosed sum....

Sichuan’s GDP rises 14.5% in H1

20 July 2011
The gross domestic product of Sichuan province in southwest China grew 14.5 per cent year-on-year to Rmb930bn in the first half of 2011, according to the provincial statistics bureau. Twenty-eight of the 31 provinces on th...

Chongqing metro to open this month

20 July 2011
Chongqing Metro Line 1 is scheduled to begin carrying passengers from the end of this month....

Foreign trade and FDI soar in Chongqing

20 July 2011
The value of Chongqing’s imports and exports totalled US$9.15bn in the first half of 2011, up 78 per cent on the same period of 2010, according to municipal customs data....

Yangtze authorities issue navigation alert

13 July 2011
The Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities have issued an urgent warning that the Yangtze has entered its full flooding season following a surge in water volumes in the upper reaches since end of June....

Taicang receives largest ever vessel

13 July 2011
The Wisco terminal in Taicang, Jiangsu province, received its largest ever bulk carrier on 1 July....

Nanjing cluster aims for integrated transport system

13 July 2011
Senior government officials from Nanjing and its neighbouring cities Maanshan, Chuzhou, Wuhu, Caohu, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang and Huaian gathered at a summit on 12 July to agree new plans to build an integrated transport system....

Companies to be paid for cutting transport emissions

13 July 2011
China is to allocate funds to promote energy saving and emission reductions in road and waterway transport in the next five years, according to a document jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transp...

Greenpeace accuses Chinese firms of river pollution

13 July 2011
The environmental campaign group Greenpeace has accused major Chinese textile companies of discharging harmful chemicals into the country’s major water systems, reported The Guardian....

Railway cargo traffic rises 6.6% in June

13 July 2011
China’s rail cargo transportation volume averaged 10.67m tonnes a day in June, representing a year-on-year growth of 6.6 per cent, according to the Ministry of Railways. The fastest growth rate in the country was rep...

Shanghai-Chongqing IT container rail service to start 28 July

13 July 2011
A special IT container rail service will start on 28 July between Shanghai and Chongqing, reported Chongqing Commerce....

Power failures halt Beijing-Shanghai railway

13 July 2011
Power losses have caused two serious disruptions to the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway since the service began operations on 30 June. On 10 July thunderstorms disrupted the electrical supply to the railway’s Quf...

TNT confident of future China growth

13 July 2011
The Netherlands-based international express delivery company TNT is striving to increase its share of China’s road delivery market, a senior executive told China Daily. Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of TNT Express, sa...

Fourteen die in Wuhan warehouse blaze

13 July 2011
Fourteen people, including three children, were killed in a warehouse fire in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, reported Xinhua. A spokesman for the fire brigade said most of the victims were trapped on the second-floor of t...

Road crash kills 26 in Hubei

13 July 2011
Twenty-six people were killed when a bus and truck collided on the Xiantao section of the Suizhou-Yueyang expressway in Hubei province, reported Xinhua....

Hubei imports surge in 2011

13 July 2011
Hubei province recorded a year-on-year increase of 114 per cent in its trade cargo volume in the first five months of 2011 to 9.75m tonnes, Xinhua reported....

Subsidies for Cuntan terminal users

6 July 2011
Chongqing Port and Logistics Group, the parent of Cuntan container terminal, announced recently that starting from 1 July the local government would provide subsidies for all freight forwarders and barge operators using the t...

Yangtze MSA starts ‘electronic patrol’ in Wuhu section

6 July 2011
The Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities launched its ‘electronic patrol’ in Wuhu on 30 June....

Yangtze throughput rises in June

6 July 2011
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that throughput of general cargo increased by 10.7 per cent year-on-year in June 2011 to 134m tons, while container throughput rose by near...

Slump in Zhangjiagang coal imports

6 July 2011
Statistics from Zhangjiagang Quarantine and Inspection Bureau show that the first six months of the year saw a total of 172,000 tons of imported coal worth US$44.31m, a sharp drop of 81 per cent and 66 per cent respectively o...

Three Gorges Dam sees first flood of the year

6 July 2011
The Three Gorges Dam recorded its first flood of 2011 on 30 June, according to a Xinhua report....

Capacity upgrade for Liujiang River

6 July 2011
A capacity upgrade project on the Liujiang River has been completed, according to Xinhua, enabling 500-tonne vessels to access the waterway to Liuzhou city, in southeast China’s Guangxi autonomous region....

Vehicle tax raises Rmb140bn for transport projects

6 July 2011
China has allocated Rmb139.45bn from revenues derived from the vehicle purchase tax to fund key transport projects, said the Ministry of Finance....

DHL pulls out of domestic express service

6 July 2011
DHL Express has sold its entire 50 per cent stake in DHL-Sinotrans International Air Courier to Shenzhen-based Uni-top Industry, according to various sources. The joint venture company will now focus on international servi...

Helsinki-Chongqing flights to begin next year

6 July 2011
Finnair is to start flights to Chongqing from May 2012. The carrier plans to fly the route four times a week, operating an Airbus A340 aircraft....

Taiwan company in lead poisoning probe

6 July 2011
Richun Battery Co in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, has found itself in the media spotlight over the past week as it planned to relocate its plant to Vietnam by the end of this year....

Official opening for Chongqing-Duisberg rail service

6 July 2011
A cargo train service between Chongqing and the German city of Duisberg has been launched officially after three test runs since March last year....

Keyboard manufacturer builds Chongqing plant

6 July 2011
Chicony Electronics of Taiwan has begun to build a Rmb2.8bn production base in Chongqing’s Shuangfu New Area. It will mainly produce keyboards, camera modules and other consumer electronic products....
     
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