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September 2011

China port throughput continues to rise

28 September 2011
China’s container throughput in the first eight months of this year rose 12.6 per cent from a year ago to 106.8m TEU, reported Shanghai Daily. Domestic ports handled dry bulk cargo of 770m tonnes between January and...

K+N opens new China branches

28 September 2011
Kuehne + Nagel has opened new branches in Fuzhou, Wuxi, Zhengzhou, Taicang, Yangzhou and Yinchuan....

Shanghai-Missouri air cargo service launched

28 September 2011
Air cargo services have begun between Shanghai and the US Midwestern state of Missouri. The first Boeing 777 on the route landed at St....

Sinoair signs deal to develop Chongqing airport

28 September 2011
Chongqing Airport Group has signed a cooperation heads of agreement with domestic freight forwarder Sinotrans Air Transportation Development (Sinoair) to develop Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport into a major logistics...

Central region to be opened up further

28 September 2011
China will further open up its central region to foreign investment, said Vice-Premier Wang Qishan at a business event in Taiyuan, Shanxi province....

PetroChina to produce shale gas in Sichuan

28 September 2011
PetroChina hopes to produce 1bn cubic metres of shale gas in 2015 from Sichuan basin in southwest China, a company executive said, giving the country its first major commercial production of shale gas....

Wuhan to turn Yangluo into major shipping centre by 2015

28 September 2011
Wuhan government officials have vowed to speed up investment in infrastructure to turn Yangluo terminal into the shipping centre of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River by 2015....

Maanshan section of National Highway 205 to be renovated

28 September 2011
Work has just begun on the renovation of the Maanshan section of National Highway 205, according to China Transport News....

Zhangjiagang receives first sawn log vessel from Gabon

28 September 2011
The Yangtze port of Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu province received China’s first vessel carrying sawn logs from the Gabonese Republic on 26 September. It was carrying 8,900 cubic metres of sawn logs, worth US$6.42m....

Steps taken to reduce river traffic build-up in Wuhan

28 September 2011
Reports from the Yangtze River Administration show that shipping conditions at the intersection of the Yangtze and its tributary the Hanjiang River, continue to deteriorate....

MoT sets emission reduction targets for shipping industry

28 September 2011
The Ministry of Transport issued a comprehensive plan on 28 September for the shipping industry to reduce emissions by 2015....

Keppel to develop Wuhu terminal

28 September 2011
Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation has signed an agreement with Sinotrans to jointly develop and operate a river terminal in Wuhu, Anhui province. The 50-50 joint venture marks Keppel T&T’s first port p...

Strong demand on DHL’s Mongolian rail service

22 September 2011
DHL’s direct rail service between Mongolia and China is now operating on a scheduled basis as a result of strong customer demand since it was launched at the end of May 2011, reports Yangtze Business Services. The Ge...

TNT integrates Asian road services

22 September 2011
TNT Express has announced the successful integration of its Chinese day-definite domestic road network with its Asia road network covering Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore....

Chongqing to build 11 yachting centres by 2015

22 September 2011
The deputy director of Chongqing Port Authority, Yang Dalun, told a leisure industry conference recently that Chongqing government plans to build 11 yachting centres by the end of the current five-year planning period....

Emergency measures imposed on Wuhan river traffic

22 September 2011
Heavy rainfall levels have prompted the Yangtze Maritime Authority to implement an emergency measure of single lane operations at the intersection of the Yangtze River and its largest tributary, the Hanjiang....

Rains force Three Gorges Dam to release more water

21 September 2011
Heavy rainfall in the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze is causing a rapid rise of water levels in the trunk line and its tributaries, according to Xinhua....

Floods affect thousands in southwest China

21 September 2011
Torrential rain in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River damaged thousands of houses and affected more than 235,000 people in Chongqing municipality....

Ship owners set up Liquid DG Transport Committee

21 September 2011
The Yangtze Ship Owners’ Association, part of the China Ship Owners’ Association, has set up a Liquid Dangerous Goods Transport Committee in an attempt to improve self regulation, according to officials from the Y...

Surge in Guangxi’s foreign trade

21 September 2011
Customs in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region handled 37.1m tonnes of imports and exports in the first six months of this year, 23.7 per cent more than in the same period of 2010, Xinhua reported....

Tianjin signs deal to open Xian inland port

21 September 2011
Tianjin Port Group and Xian International Trade & Logistics Park have set up a joint venture to function as an inland port, reported Xinhua....

DHL opens five new branch offices

21 September 2011
DHL Global Forwarding is to open five new branch offices in China, two of which are in the country’s interior: Zhengzhou in Henan province and Taiyuan in Shanxi province....

Chongqing to build Luoqi deepwater terminal

14 September 2011
Transport officials from Chongqing’s Yubei district government plan to build Luoqi deepwater terminal within the 12th five-year plan period (2011-15) to facilitate economic growth in the area, according to China Water T...

Shanghai container throughput up 6.2%

14 September 2011
Shanghai port increased its container throughput in August by 6.2 per cent year-on-year, according to statistics from Shanghai International Port (Group)....

Maersk to start ‘conveyor belt’ Asia-Europe service

14 September 2011
Maersk Line is to start a daily Asia-Europe service from 24 October and will try to avoid cutting rates despite its market forecast that freight rates would remain under pressure for the next year, reported Reuters. The se...

Hunan ferry accident kills 12

14 September 2011
Twelve people died after a ferry sank in the Fuyi River in the central province of Hunan, and 20 were injured. Shaoyang county government stated that 50 people were aboard the vessel when the accident occurred on 9 Septemb...

Five Yangtze cities among 12 shipbuilding export centres

14 September 2011
The Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Industry and Information announced on 5 September a list of 12 state-designated shipbuilding export centres in China....

DHL cautious on return to China domestic market

14 September 2011
After deciding to exit China’s domestic express delivery business in June this year, DHL Express said it could take some time before it returns to the market, reported Cargonews Asia....

New Chongqing railway station to open in 2015

14 September 2011
Chongqing West railway station should be completed at the end of 2015, according to a municipal website, with construction due to begin in 2013....

Southwest China to receive drought-relief funds

14 September 2011
The central government has allocated Rmb1.3bn to help with drought-relief efforts in China’s southwest regions, the Ministry of Finance stated....

Chongqing aims to invest US$30bn overseas by 2015

7 September 2011
Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan called on the city’s businesses, both private and state-owned, to seize opportunities in the current worldwide economic downturn by investing overseas to supply the domestic consumer market....

Vessel operator punished for false draught information

7 September 2011
A recent circular from the Three Gorges Administration said that a vessel named Hong Kui 6 has been blacklisted for having a larger draught than stated in its documents....

Guangxi river traffic totals 37m tonnes in H1

7 September 2011
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region recorded a 130 per cent growth in port throughput to 107m tonnes in the first half of 2011, Xinhua reported....

Cosco to merge dry bulk units

7 September 2011
Cosco Group said it plans to merge three of its dry bulk freight units − Cosco Bulk Carrier, Cosco Hong Kong Shipping and Qingdao Ocean Shipping....

Bulk commodity focus for Shanghai

7 September 2011
Shanghai plans a fourfold increase in its storage area for bulk commodities at bonded warehouses to 200,000 sq metres as it strives to become a top bulk commodity trading centre in the Asia-Pacific region. That area is sim...

Railway cargo volumes grow 7.8% in Jan-August

7 September 2011
Cargo volumes on China’s railway network grew 7.8 per cent year-on-year to 2.6bn tonnes in the first eight months of 2011. Some 1.49bn tonnes of coal were transported between January and August, 12.8 per cent more th...

Problems found with high-speed rolling stock

7 September 2011
China’s high-speed railways experienced 168 problems in July, according to an internal Ministry of Railways report, of which 106 related to the quality of rolling stock. 21st Century Business Herald reported that hig...

Gansu chemical spill blocks major railway

7 September 2011
A chemical spill on national highway 316 caused the suspension for several hours of services on the Gansu section of the Longhai railway, reported China Daily. The Ministry of Railways said that a tank truck spilled silico...

Evergreen sets up logistics bases in Chongqing

7 September 2011
Evergreen Group of Taiwan has signed an agreement with Minsheng Shipping to jointly establish integrated logistics projects in Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, according to a municipal government website. Two modern logistic...

Europe-Zhengzhou air cargo service begins

7 September 2011
Scheduled air cargo services have started for the first time between Europe and Zhengzhou, capital of the northern province of Henan, reported Xinhua....

Cuntan container terminal set to increase transhipments

7 September 2011
The start of shuttle services between Chongqing Cuntan, Luzhou and Yibing is expected to raise the proportion of Chongqing’s transhipments to at least 30 per cent, according to officials from Chongqing Municipal Commiss...

Middle reaches experience early dry season

7 September 2011
The water level of the Yangtze River in Shashi, Jingzhou city in Hubei province, fell to as low as 2.14 metres on 29 August, well below the 2.5-metre benchmark that officially marks the start of the dry season....

Wuhan to connect to two gas pipelines

7 September 2011
The Hubei branch of the National Development and Reform Commission has approved plans to connect the provincial capital Wuhan to two of China’s cross-national natural gas pipelines....
     
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