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March 2012

Chongqing container throughput up 73% in February

28 March 2012
The port of Chongqing recorded a 73 per cent year-on-year increase in container throughput to 65,200 TEU in February, Xinhua reported. General cargo throughput rose 41 per cent to 9.48m tonnes....

AICM pledges help on shipping DG on Yangtze

28 March 2012
Dr Peter von Zumbusch, president of Wacker Greater China and chairman of Association of International Chemical Manufacturers, said that AICM members stand ready to exercise their duty of care and bring international best prac...

Yueyang signs intermodal deal with Guangzhou Railway

28 March 2012
Guangzhou Railway Group has signed a cooperation agreement with Yueyang, the only major Yangtze port in Hunan province, as well as with the Guangdong ports of Huizhou and Guangzhou....

Chongqing-Hunan highway to open on 31 March

28 March 2012
The 800km-long Chongqing-Hunan highway will be open to traffic on 31 March....

Air cargo volume rises 2.5% in 2011

28 March 2012
Total cargo volume at Chinese airports rose 2.5 per cent year-on-year to 11.6m tons, according to a report released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). China had 180 airports in 175 of its cities at the e...

Air cargo service connects Chengdu and France

28 March 2012
China-based cargo airline Yangtze River Express has selected Paris-Vatry airport as its gateway for trade between Europe and western China....

Paris-Wuhan air services to start on 12 April

28 March 2012
Air France-KLM is to start a direct air route between Paris and Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, on April 12. It will be the first direct flight route connecting central China to Europe....

Chery, Jaguar Land Rover to set up Changshu venture

28 March 2012
Leading Chinese carmaker Chery and Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover have reached agreement to set up a 50-50 joint venture in the Yangtze port city of Changshu, Jiangsu province. The scope of the proposed joi...

Chongqing pledges to maintain IT status

28 March 2012
Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang, who replaced Bo Xilai as Communist Party chief of Chongqing on 15 March, has promised unremitting efforts to consolidate the municipality’s status as a leading global centre for information t...

Yamada Denki opens Nanjing store

28 March 2012
Japan’s leading home appliances store chain Yamada Denki has opened a store in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province. Located in the central area of Xinjiekou, the new store has seven floors and a total area of about...

Changzhou opening for Cooper Industries

28 March 2012
Cooper Industries, the US-based manufacturer of electronic products and tools, has officially opened a wholly-owned subsidiary in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, Jiangsu province....

Southern shiplocks at Three Gorges Dam resume operations

28 March 2012
The southern shiplocks at the Three Gorges Dam resumed operations at 10pm on 26 March. The major repair work, which caused a 20-day suspension of the shiplocks, was completed on schedule....

Cooper Industries opens Changzhou plant

28 March 2012
Cooper Industries, the US-based manufacturer of electronic products and tools, has officially opened a wholly-owned subsidiary in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, Jiangsu province....

Jiangsu MSA simplifies accident procedures

21 March 2012
Jiangsu MSA has become the first maritime authority in China to simplify its procedures for investigating accidents. The authority is committed to complete investigations within five working days instead of four months....

Increased investment in Yangtze port capacity

21 March 2012
The number of berths on the Yangtze River with a capacity of at least 10,000 tonnes increased to 389 by 2011, up from 298 in the previous year....

Wuhan-Guangzhou railway to extend to Shenzhen

21 March 2012
Wuhan Railway Bureau announced recently that the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway will be extended to Shenzhen from 1 April. A new service schedule will be put in place by then....

Wuhan Metro Line 2 to open in 2012

21 March 2012
Railway Gazette International reported that Wuhan Metro Line 2 is due to open later this year, following the official completion of construction works on 26 February....

Fraud exposed in Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway

21 March 2012
A report released by China’s National Audit Office showed more evidence of fraud, waste, mismanagement and irregular procurement totalling billions of yuan connected to the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway that opene...

Australia to open Chengdu consulate

21 March 2012
The Australian government intends to open a new consulate-general in Chengdu, capital of the western province of Sichuan. It will be the first new diplomatic mission Australia has opened in China since the 1980s, having al...

Kimberly-Clark builds new plant in Nanjing

21 March 2012
Construction has started on Kimberly-Clark’s new nappy manufacturing base in Nanjing’s Jiangning Development Zone....

Port capacity to be increased on Xijiang River

14 March 2012
The aggregate capacity of ports along the Xijiang River, which runs through southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and connects with the Pearl River in Guangdong province, will exceed 100m tonnes in 2012, Xin...

Freight price rises to hit Chongqing’s exports

14 March 2012
Price rises introduced by major international ocean shipping carriers early this month will have a negative effect on Chongqing’s exports to Europe, said an official of the Chongqing Foreign Trade & Economic Relatio...

High-speed rail section collapses

14 March 2012
A section of an unopened high-speed railway collapsed in Hubei province on 9 March following heavy rains....

Air China Cargo expands its fleet

14 March 2012
Two Boeing 747 freighters will join the Air China Cargo fleet by the end of March, reported Air Cargo News....

Hubei aims to double GDP by 2016

14 March 2012
Hubei is to accelerate its efforts to attract foreign investment in a bid to double its GDP by 2016, said the province’s Communist Party chief, Li Hongzhong....

Galaxy opens Jiangsu lithium carbonate plant

14 March 2012
Australia-based Galaxy Resources has officially opened a wholly-owned plant in Jiangsu province’s Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone....

SDRC approves Nanjing deepwater dredging project

14 March 2012
The State Development and Reform Commission has recently approved phase one of the Nanjing deep water dredging project, according to Yangtze River Administration....

Members of NCC call for more aggressive dredging in middle reaches

14 March 2012
Members of the National Consultative Council from Hubei province, currently attending national conferences, have called for more ambitious dredging to tackle the bottleneck in the middle reaches of the Yangtze....

Yangtze throughput rises in February

7 March 2012
Official statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that throughput of general cargo rose by 15.5 per cent to 126m tons in February, while throughput of containers increased by 12.5...

Jiangyin receives its largest domestic cargo carrier

7 March 2012
On 6 March, ‘Taihang 8’ carrying 49,814 tons of coal, anchored at Jiangyin port. This was the largest domestic cargo carrier to have ever anchored at the port....

Yibin aims for 30,000 TEU throughput in 2012

7 March 2012
The upstream Yangtze port of Yibin, which recently started trial operations, handled 8,055 TEU, 370,000 tonnes of bulk cargo and 3,800 tonnes of heavy goods in 2011....

Rickmers opens inland offices

7 March 2012
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, is opening additional liaison offices in central China in response to growing industrial investment in the region....

Second Yangtze bridge for Wuhu

7 March 2012
Construction is expected to start at the end of 2012 on a second bridge spanning the Wuhu section of the Yangtze River, local transport authorities said....

Sichuan expressway length doubles in past four years

7 March 2012
Sichuan province has invested Rmb267bn in shipping and road transport construction over the past four years, according to Xinhua....

Jiangsu promotes electric powered vehicles

7 March 2012
Transport official in Jiangsu province announced recently that three cities – Nanjing, Nantong and Suzhou – will purchase a total of 3,000 new electric-powered buses and taxis within three years in a government dr...

Air China to start Chongqing-Mumbai service

7 March 2012
From 2 May, Air China will launch a direct service between Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, and India’s leading commercial city, Mumbai....

Kia to build third plant in Yancheng

7 March 2012
South Korea-based Kia Motors’ Chinese joint venture, Dongfeng Yueda Kia, plans to start construction of its third plant in Yancheng ETDZ, Jiangsu province, in the first half of this year....

SDK builds new plant in Nantong

7 March 2012
Japan’s Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has started building a new plant in Nantong, Jiangsu province, for producing high-purity aluminium foils for electrolytic capacitors....
     
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