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June 2012

Transhipment tax rebate for Yangshan-bound cargo

27 June 2012
From 1 August, transhipments bound for Shanghai Yangshan terminal from Qingdao and Wuhan can enjoy a tax refund at their port of origin, Xinhua reported....

Commercial interests blamed for porpoise deaths

27 June 2012
China.org.cn has published an article investigating the spate of deaths of Yangtze Finless Porpoises in Dongting Lake....

SIA and China Cargo Airlines start joint service

27 June 2012
Singapore Airlines Cargo and China Cargo Airlines have signed an agreement to operate joint freighter services between Singapore and Shanghai, reported The Journal of Commerce. The joint service, which started on 26 June...

Wuhan-Bangkok flights to start on 5 July

27 June 2012
From 5 July, China Southern Airlines will launch direct services between Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, and Bangkok. Three round-trip flights will depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, according to the Guangzhou-...

Industrial FDI in Chongqing nearly doubles in first five months

27 June 2012
Utilised foreign direct investment in industrial projects Chongqing reached totalled US$1.374bn in the first five months of 2012, up 96 per cent year-on-year, according to municipal government statistics. Laptop and suppor...

Shaw breaks ground on Nantong carpet plant

27 June 2012
The US-headquartered Shaw Industries has started construction of a carpet tile plant in Nantong, Jiangsu province, which is set to open in one year....

Increasing size of vessels passing Three Gorges shiplocks

27 June 2012
Reports from the Yangtze River Administration say that the government-driven vessel standardisation programme has led to a more than doubling the average size of vessels passing the Three Gorges shiplocks from 1,040 dwt in 20...

Largest Yangtze intermodal terminal to open by year end

27 June 2012
Chongqing Guoyuan terminal, the largest intermodal project on the Yangtze River, is expected to start a partial trial run by the end of this year, according to the Yangtze River Administration....

Jiangsu minimum wage now higher than Beijing

27 June 2012
Jiangsu provincial government is to raise its minimum monthly wage to Rmb1,320 as of 1 July. This will place it ahead of Beijing, which has set its minimum wage at Rmb1,260....

Government campaign to reduce Yangtze emissions

27 June 2012
The Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport gathered top managers from major ports and shipping lines on the Yangtze River last week to discuss plans to reduce carbon emissions....

APMT invests in Ningbo terminal

20 June 2012
APM Terminals has signed an agreement with Ningbo Port Group to operate three of the five berths at a new container terminal, reported Lloyd’s List....

Chongqing container throughput up 31% in May

20 June 2012
The port of Chongqing, situated on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, posted a 31 per cent year-on-year increase in container throughput to 70,000 TEU in May....

Train cargo volume rises 3.8% January-May

20 June 2012
The Chinese railway system’s cargo and package volume grew 3.8 per cent year-on-year to 1.68bn tonnes in the first five months of this year, according to Ministry of Railways data....

Taiwan exports to mainland fall 10.2 per cent

20 June 2012
The latest official statistics from the Taiwan government show that for the first five months, exports to mainland China decreased by 10.2 per cent year-on-year to US$47.2bn, while imports from the mainland reached nearly US$...

Taiwan bike maker sets up shop in Nantong

20 June 2012
Taiwan Meilida Industry Corp is to invest US$100m in a bicycle production base in Nantong, according to city government officials....

Guizhou to build grain logistics facility

20 June 2012
Guizhou province in southwest China plans to start building a grain logistics centre later this year, Xinhua reported. The Rmb3.2bn facility will cover 267 hectares and is expected to be completed in three to five years....

Bo successor admits scandal has harmed Chongqing

20 June 2012
The new leader of Chongqing has acknowledged that the scandal that toppled his predecessor, Bo Xilai, had “seriously affected” development of the booming metropolis of 33m people, reported Wall Street Journal....

Water level at Three Gorges Dam reduced to 145m

20 June 2012
Reports from the Yangtze River Administration show that the water level at the Three Gorges Dam has been reduced to 145 metres ahead of the flood season....

Wuhan Port upbeat on container growth

20 June 2012
Mr Gu Qiangsheng, general manager of Wuhan Port Group, told Yangtze Business Services that he is confident that container throughput could reach 460,000 TEU by the end of this year, up 15 per cent over 2011....

Chongqing landslide warning

13 June 2012
A landslide at Tongluo Gorge on the northern bank of the Yangtze blocked a section of the river to Guojiatuo and damaged the main communication cable....

Wanzhou and Fuling start container services to Shanghai

13 June 2012
Wanzhou and Fuling terminals in the municipality of Chongqing started operating container shipping services to Shanghai on 1 June, according to a Xinhua report....

Nanjing Port partners Shanghai Railway Bureau

13 June 2012
Nanjing Port Group, one of the largest common user port operators on the Yangtze, has signed an agreement with Shanghai Railway Bureau to develop rail-water intermodal services....

Shanghai container volumes up 2.9% in May

13 June 2012
Shanghai port posted a throughput of 2.84m TEU in May, an increase of 2.9 per cent on the same month in 2011, according to Shanghai International Port (Group). In the first five months of this year, throughput at the world...

Water rationing plan to be introduced next year

13 June 2012
A water resource allocation plan for 25 rivers that flow through more than one of China’s provinces will be put into use at the end of 2012....

Jade Cargo International shuts down

13 June 2012
Jade Cargo International, China’s first air cargo joint venture, is to close down after financial restructuring negotiations failed, reported China Daily. The Shenzhen-based carrier was co-established by Shenzhen Air...

Joint airport for Wuhu-Xuancheng

13 June 2012
The neighbouring cities of Wuhu and Xuancheng in Anhui province are likely to jointly build an airport, according to local officials. Wang Wei, deputy director with Transport Department of Xuancheng Municipal Development a...

Construction starts on Shanghai-GM car plant in Wuhan

13 June 2012
Shanghai-GM, the joint venture of SAIC Motor and General Motors, has begun constructing its Rmb7bn manufacturing plant in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province. The new facility will be located in the city’s Jingang New D...

Yangtze high water level alert

13 June 2012
Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities have issued a warning on extremely high water levels in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River....

Yangtze throughput continues strong growth in May

6 June 2012
Latest statistics from the Yangtze River Administration show that throughput of foreign trade-related cargo jumped by 18.1 per cent year-on-year in May to 19.8m tons, bringing the total to 92.3m tons for the first five months...

Three Gorges anchorage expansion completed

6 June 2012
A major anchorage expansion project has been completed at Letianxi, situated between the Three Gorges and Gezhouba dams....

More Taizhou companies mortgage vessels for loans

6 June 2012
According to Taizhou Maritime Safety Authorities, the number of shipping companies registered with them and using their vessels to secure bank loans has more than doubled in the first five months of this year....

More than 1,000 vessels call at Zhenjiang in first five months

6 June 2012
The number of international vessels entering Zhenjiang port stood at 1,010 in the first five months of 2012. They carried a total of 7.72m tons of cargo, up by 14 per cent over the same period last year....

952 ultra-large vessels pass Sutong Bridge in Jan-May

6 June 2012
Reports from Changshu Maritime Safety Authorities reveal that 952 ultra-large vessels safely passed Sutong Bridge during the first five months of this year....

China’s port throughput climbs 7.5%

6 June 2012
Ports in China recorded a throughput of 3.09bn tonnes in the first four months of 2012, an increase of 7.5 per cent year-on-year. Container throughput increased 8.4 per cent to 54.17m TEU, Xinhua reported....

Pollution warning for China’s seas and rivers

6 June 2012
China’s Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Wu Xiaoqing said the quality of the near-shore water of north China’s Bohai Sea and the East China Sea as well as water in five of the nine bays along China's coas...

Hike in rail freight prices

6 June 2012
China has raised railway freight prices in order to cover increased operational costs, reported Shanghai Securities News....
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