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December 2011

Vessels at standstill on Xijiang River

21 December 2011
Shipping traffic remains paralysed along the drought-stricken Xijiang and Xiangjiang rivers in south China as authorities work to preserve drinking water for local households, reported Xinhua. On 18 December, more than 900...

Jiangsu logistics base for Chongqing Iron and Steel

21 December 2011
Chongqing Iron & Steel (Group) has completed phase one of its new logistics base in the city of Jingjiang, Jiangsu province....

Big cargo growth for Wuhan airport

21 December 2011
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport recorded an international freight volume of 1,018 tonnes in November, a rise of more than 250 per cent compared with the same month in 2010, Xinhua reported....

Etihad starts service to Chengdu

21 December 2011
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has started scheduled services between its hub in Abu Dhabi and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in southwest China. The service will comprise four non-...

Winds disrupt train services in Xinjiang

21 December 2011
Railway traffic in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in northwest China was disrupted when strong winds swept through the region on the morning of 20 December, stranding 19 passenger trains. The gales affected trains to the...

Taicang container throughput exceeds 3m TEU

21 December 2011
On 18 December, Deputy Minister of Transport Xu Zhuyuan attended a ceremony in Taicang to mark the first time that throughput at the city’s container terminal’s had exceeded 3m TEU....

Chongqing government provides subsidies for shipping sector

21 December 2011
Nine barge operators and freight forwarders have been awarded subsidies totalling Rmb18.55m from the Chongqing municipal government. Minsheng Shipping and Yangtze National Shipping are among the recipients....

Small cargo increase for China Eastern

14 December 2011
China Eastern Airlines’ cargo and mail throughput for November 2011 increased 1.65 per cent year-on-year to 126,900 tons....

SIA Cargo launches Chongqing service

14 December 2011
The cargo arm of Singapore Airlines, SIA Cargo, has started a twice-weekly service from Chongqing to Singapore....

SVW looks to build plant in Xinjiang

14 December 2011
German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that Shanghai Volkswagen plans to build a new car-making plant in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang autonomous region in the far northwest of China....

16 dredgers on standby in drought conditions

14 December 2011
The drought in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River is worsening following little recent rainfall in the region. As a result, low water levels have been reported Yichang, Chenglingji and Wuhan....

Vehicle and vessel tax details published

14 December 2011
The State Council recently announced more details of the new vehicle and vessel tax, according to a Xinhua story published on 13 December....

First privately built expressway completed in Sichuan

14 December 2011
A 176km expressway between Mianyang and Suining in Sichuan province went into operation on 12 December after nearly two years of construction....

Chongqing aims for $30bn overseas acquisitions by 2015

14 December 2011
According to senior officials from Chongqing Municipal Commission of State-owned Assets, the city will invest US$30bn overseas by the end of the 12th five-year period, setting up five agricultural processing centres and eight...

National fuel consumption declaration system starts operation

14 December 2011
The Ministry of Transport is to operate a fuel consumption declaration system on 15 December and companies will be able to submit statistics from 5 January....

Hunan to spend Rmb170bn over 20 years on waterways

7 December 2011
Deputy Minister of Transport Xu Zuyuan attended a Hunan provincial government work meeting on 2 December where a plan was set out to upgrade its inland waterway system within the next two decades....

Yangtze shipping continues upward trend in November

7 December 2011
The latest official statistics show that Yangtze shipping continued its robust upward trend in November....

Shiplocks reach full capacity 19 years ahead of schedule

7 December 2011
The China Yangtze Three Gorges Corporation, the company that builds and operates the Three Gorges dam and shiplocks, announced on 28 November that the cargo volume going upstream so far this year had reached 50.18m tons....

Hefei throughput set to top 50,000 TEU in 2011

7 December 2011
The port of Hefei, capital of Anhui province, has posted a throughput of 40,017 TEU since it opened on 30 December last year, reported Xinhua....

Plan for regular Chongqing-Antwerp rail service

7 December 2011
A seminar was held recently in Chongqing to promote shipper awareness of the possibility of regular, two-way commercial rail freight services between Chongqing and the Belgian port of Antwerp. Karin Duivenvoorden, head of...

ABC Airlines starts Chengdu service

7 December 2011
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group and the largest Russian carrier in the international scheduled cargo market, has launched its fifth route to China with three scheduled freighter services a week to Chengdu A...

Strong air cargo volumes for Chongqing

7 December 2011
China Southern Airlines’ cargo service between Chongqing, Shanghai-Pudong and Amsterdam has transported 570 tonnes of cargo since it was launched on 15 September, reported Xinhua....

Central China exports up 38% in Jan-Oct

7 December 2011
Exports from China’s central region increased 37.6 per cent year-on-year to US$91.7bn in the first 10 months of 2011, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. However, this growth rate was 15 perc...

L’Oreal expands Hubei production base

7 December 2011
The France-based cosmetics giant L’Oreal plans to expand its factory in Yichang, Hubei province, into its largest cosmetics production base in Asia with an investment of Rmb200m. Covering an area of more than 70,000...

Chongqing looks to grow financial sector

7 December 2011
At a working meeting on 5 December, Chongqing municipal government approved a 12th five-year plan to develop the financial sector, according to Chongqing Commerce newspaper....

Shipping Hong Kong week

7 December 2011
A five-day event will be held early next year to promote the strengths and advantages that Hong Kong has to offer the shipping industry....
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