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January 2012

Yangtze DG shipping conference set for 22 March

18 January 2012
Yangtze Business Services, supported by the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport, is to host a conference on the safe shipping of dangerous cargo on the Yangtze....

Work to begin in 2012 on two Yangtze bridges in Anhui

18 January 2012
Anhui province plans to spend Rmb27bn-30bn on transportation infrastructure construction in 2012, according to a conference held by the provincial transport authorities. Work is due to start this year on two more bridges c...

China to improve grain logistics

18 January 2012
China has pledged to significantly improve logistics and promote the use of technology in its grain production industry by 2015 as part of efforts to ensure food security, said Nie Zhenbang, head of the State Administration o...

GLP presses ahead with China growth strategy

18 January 2012
Global Logistic Properties intends to press ahead with plans to grow its floor space in China by 20-25 per cent annually over the next three to four years despite the economic slowdown....

AirBridgeCargo starts Chengdu scheduled services

18 January 2012
Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines has started scheduled all-cargo services to Chengdu International Airport in Sichuan province....

Sinopec to close Anqing refinery for maintenance

18 January 2012
Sinopec is to shut down its 110,000-barrel-per-day Anqing refinery from early February for a six-week maintenance, said an industry source reported by Reuters The source added that the Anqing plant in the eastern province...

Honeywell to build turbocharger plant in Wuhan

18 January 2012
Honeywell Turbo Technologies is to invest in a new turbocharger manufacturing facility in Wuhan that is expected to be completed by the end of 2012. The US-based company expects sales of turbocharged vehicles in China to d...

Eltete expands operations to western China

18 January 2012
Shanghai Eltete Packaging Technology, a subsidiary of Eltete, the Finland-based supplier of transport packaging material, is building a plant in Chongqing....

Call for new facility to solve Three Gorges bottleneck

18 January 2012
A panel of experts organised by the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport has conceded after a recent visit that a new facility is needed to solve the increasingly severe shipping bottleneck problem at...

Odfjell invests in Tianjin terminal

18 January 2012
Odfjell of Norway said it plans a joint venture to develop a terminal and facilities for bulk liquid chemicals, petroleum products and gases in Tianjin’s Nangang Industrial Zone. The company’s Singaporean subsi...

Nantong Yangkou terminal receives 20th LNG super tanker

18 January 2012
On 16 January, Nantong Yangkou terminal received its 20th international LNG super tanker, Alma Feiya....

Three Gorges dam releases more water

11 January 2012
The Three Gorges Dam has started releasing more water downstream during the Yangtze River’s dry winter season. The move aims to ensure water supplies and river traffic safety on the middle and lower reaches of the ri...

Poyang Lake water level hits record low

11 January 2012
The water level in Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, has fallen sharply to 7.95 meters, the lowest level in six decades, according to a Xinhua report. An official from the Duchang Hydrometric Station said...

Taicang's container throughput to Taiwan up 29% in 2011

11 January 2012
In 2011 the Suzhou terminal of Taicang on the Yangtze River handled 45,000 TEU of containers in shipping services to and from Taiwan, an increase of 29.4 per cent on the previous year. Since it launched cross-strait direct...

SIPG reports big fall in profits

11 January 2012
Shanghai International Port Group, China's largest port operator, said it experienced a profits fall of 13.7 per cent year-on-year to Rmb4.68bn in 2011....

New body to protect Yangtze finless porpoise

11 January 2012
A new non-government organisation has been set up to protect the Yangtze finless porpoise, reported Xinhua. The Yangtze Finless Porpoise Conservation Society was founded in the city of Yueyang in Hunan province....

Jade Cargo suspends services

11 January 2012
Jade Cargo, China’s first air freight joint venture, has temporarily suspended services due to undercapitalisation and weak demand in the Asia-Pacific market....

Kerry opens Zhengzhou facility

11 January 2012
Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics is set to construct a new logistics centre in Zhengzhou, Henan province....

Paper supplier to expand capacity at Yangzhou plant

11 January 2012
Yuen Foong Yu Paper Manufacturing of Taiwan has decided to spend US$200m to add a third production line at its plant in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. The company expects the new production line, which will boost the plant&rs...

CapitaLand in Chongqing real estate development

11 January 2012
Singapore-based real estate company CapitaLand says it will construct a mixed development project in Chongqing worth Rmb21.1bn....

Yangtze cargo throughput up 14% in 2011

11 January 2012
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that throughput of general cargo rose by 14 per cent last year to nearly 1.6bn tons and throughput of containers jumped by 23.2 per cent to...

Yangtze MSA to launch electronic patrols this year

11 January 2012
The Director of the Yangtze Maritime Safety Authority Wang Rujun announced at a working meeting on 9 January that electronic patrols will be launched officially by the end of 2012 and as much as 30 per cent of the river withi...

Transport ministry to step up safety campaign

11 January 2012
China’s Ministry of Transport has issued a circular stating that senior officials at companies that have been identified as having safety problems will have to explain themselves directly to the ministry in Beijing if i...
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