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July 2012

Yancheng posts 66% rise in throughput

25 July 2012
Yancheng, a small Yangtze river port in Jiangsu province, recorded a year-on-year growth of 66 per cent in throughput to 13.59m tonnes from January to June 2012....

High-speed railway network to reach 40,000km by 2015

25 July 2012
A high-speed railway network covering nearly all of China’s cities with a population of more than 500,000 will be established by 2015, according to a plan issued by the State Council on 24 July. By then, the high-spe...

Chongqing air cargo throughput up 24% in first half

25 July 2012
Cargo throughput at Chongqing Airport reached 129,000 tons in the first half of 2012, up by 23.5 per cent on the same period last year, according to official data....

Second Wuhu Yangtze bridge to open in 2017

25 July 2012
Construction will start early next year of Wuhu 2nd Yangtze River Bridge and it will open to traffic in 2017, according to a local official. The bridge will connect Shijian, Wuwei county on the north bank of the Yangtze Ri...

Express railway lines for Maanshan

25 July 2012
Six express rail lines will be built in Maanshan, Anhui province, according to the city’s urban planning bureau. The plan includes connecting Maanshan with its neighbouring cities of Hefei, capital of Anhui, Wuhu, th...

China logistics sector growth slows in 2012

25 July 2012
Growth in China’s logistics industry slowed to 10 per cent in the first half of 2012, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing. The total value of the sector stood at Rmb83,600bn....

Western China records fastest GDP growth

25 July 2012
Regions in western China experienced the country’s fastest economic growth in 2011 and are expected to maintain this status in 2012, according to a report by Social Sciences Academy Press reported by Xinhua....

Three Gorges shiplocks suspended due to flooding

25 July 2012
The Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport issued an emergency circular on 22 July which announced the suspension of operations at the Three Gorges Dam shiplocks until further notice in anticipation of t...

Yangtze green innovation centre established

25 July 2012
The Yangtze Green and Safety Technology Innovation Centre was formally set up on 16 July in Beijing....

Upturn in Jiangsuā€™s foreign trade

25 July 2012
Official statistics show that foreign trade in Jiangsu province increased by 1.4 per cent year-on-year to US$260.8bn during the first six months of 2012, with a year-on-year growth of 10.3 per cent in June....

Work starts on Nanjing shipping centre

18 July 2012
Construction has started on the Rmb3.3bn first phase of Nanjing Yangtze River International Shipping and Logistics service Centre, reported GCTL....

More repairs for Nanjing bridge

18 July 2012
A new round of maintenance work on the 44-year-old Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge started on 17 July and will last for three to four days, according to state media. Local drivers have complained about the number and size of...

Slowdown in rail cargo growth

18 July 2012
China’s railway cargo volume grew 2.5 per cent year-on-year from January to June to 2bn tonnes, Xinhua reported....

New central China railway to cut travel times to Germany

18 July 2012
The completion of the Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway in 2015 will reduce the journey time of freight trains travelling between Lanzhou, Gansu province and Chongqing by two-thirds, or seven hours, reported Chongqing News....

Air China posts growth in June cargo volumes

18 July 2012
Air China reported a 2.2 per cent rise in cargo volumes in June to just over 96,000 tonnes, up 0.5 per cent over the increase in the previous month....

New air cargo route for Chongqing

18 July 2012
Yangtze River Express Airlines, a subsidiary of China’s largest private air carrier HNA Group, has started a new all-cargo service from Shanghai-Pudong via Chongqing to Singapore, Xinhua reported....

Gas leak hospitalises 68 in Zhenjiang

18 July 2012
Sixty-eight people were hospitalised on 12 July after a sulphur dioxide leak in the Yangtze River port city of Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province, China Daily reported. Zhu Wenzhong, director of the Jingkou district’s env...

Hubei river ports show rapid container growth

18 July 2012
Official statistics show that the major Yangtze ports in Hubei province grew by 25 per cent in the second quarter of 2012 compared with the first quarter, although no precise figures were given....

Officials order Three Gorges to reduce water release flow

18 July 2012
The Yangtze Flood-prevention Headquarters issued an order on 13 July, asking the management of the Three Gorges Reservoir to reduce the volume of water in its release cycle....

Chongqing leads export growth in first half

18 July 2012
Statistics from Chongqing Customs show that, in the first six months of 2012, the city’s foreign trade value reached US$25.04bn, up 170 per cent year-on-year....

VW plans Wuhan assembly plant, says report

11 July 2012
Volkswagen is planning to build a joint venture assembly plant in Wuhan, reported Automotive News China, citing local media....

New terminal for Wuhan airport

11 July 2012
A new terminal will be built in Wuhan Tianhe International Airport before 2015 to meet increasing passenger demand....

Three expressways to open in Chongqing by year end

11 July 2012
Three expressways in Chongqing will be completed and put into use in 2012, according to the municipal transport commission....

Three-quarters of Guangdong sewage discharged into rivers

11 July 2012
Nearly 76 per cent of the sewage generated in Guangdong province last year was discharged directly into local rivers, according to official data reported by China Daily. Guangdong Provincial Department of Water Resources r...

Two die after ship capsizes in Zhenjiang

11 July 2012
Two children died and seven others remained missing after a cargo ship capsized and sank on 11 July in the Yangtze River port of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province. The accident happened at 2:25am, according to Zhenjiang Municipa...

Shipowner punished for fake DG documents

11 July 2012
A shipowner was kept in police custody for 10 days and given a fine of Rmb1,000 for shipping dangerous cargo using fake documentation, according to a recent report by the Yangtze River Administration....

Three Gorges opens sluices as water level rises

11 July 2012
The Three Gorges Dam opened its sluices on 7 July as a flood with a peak flow of 56,000 cubic metres per second raised the water level in the reservoir to more than 151 metres....

Final power generator installed at Three Gorges

11 July 2012
A ceremony was held on 4 July to mark the delivery of the final 700MW electricity-generating turbine at the Three Gorges hydropower station. Operation has already started....

Targets set for intermodal container routes

11 July 2012
China’s Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Railways have jointly issued a circular that sets a growth target of 20 per cent for the six intermodal container transport routes designated under a pilot scheme that was l...

Chenglingji container throughput increases 30% in half year

11 July 2012
Official statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that by 30 June, container exports via Chenglingji port reached 96,182 TEU, up 30 per cent over the same period last year....

Luzhou waterway bureau issues emergency alert

4 July 2012
Heavy and continuous rains in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River over the past few days resulted in the water level at Erlangtan nearly doubling from 6.44 metres on 29 June to 11.77 metres on 1 July....

New procedures for leasing deepwater shorelines

4 July 2012
The Ministry of Transport and State Development and Reform Commission have jointly launched new procedures relating to the approval of deepwater shoreline leases....

Yangtze cargo throughput up 8% in June

4 July 2012
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that throughput of general cargo via the major Yangtze ports grew by 8 per cent in June to 144m tons compared with the same month last year...

Yangtze MSA launches electronic patrol

4 July 2012
Yangtze MSA launched its electronic patrol system on 1 July after a successful one-year trial run in Wuhu and Wuhan sections....

Jihai deploys largest container vessel for Wuhan-Shanghai shuttle

4 July 2012
Jihai Shipping, a subsidiary of Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), has recently deployed the biggest container barge on the Yangtze for its Yangluo-Yangshan shuttle service....

Sharp rise in Jiangyin wine imports

3 July 2012
The volume of wine imported by Jiangyin port in Jiangsu province increased more than 60-fold year-on-year to 88,652 litres in the first five months of 2012, according to local statistics....

Wuhan-Yichang high-speed railway opens

3 July 2012
The Hanyi railway, a section of the soon-to-be-completed high-speed line between Shanghai and Chengdu, opened on 1 July. The 293km section links Wuhan and Yichang, both in Hubei province....

52.6m travel on Beijing-Shanghai high-speed line

3 July 2012
Some 52.6m passengers have travelled on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway since it opened a year ago, according to official data reported by Xinhua....

20 killed following tanker leak fire in Guangzhou

3 July 2012
At least 20 people were killed and another 27 injured in explosions caused by solvent oil that leaked from a tanker truck in Guangzhou, Guangdong province reported China Daily. On the morning of 29 June, two trucks collide...

Lifan builds battery plants in Chongqing

3 July 2012
Chongqing-based Lifan Industry (Group), a manufacturer of motorcycles and cars, is to invest Rmb670m in battery plants and a new energy research institute....
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