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October 2012

Yangtze MSA warns carriers of new water level at Three Gorges

31 October 2012
The Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities issued a warning to all shipping lines following the news that the water level at the Three Gorges Dam had reached the maximum height of 175 metres by 8am on 30 October....

Huangshi launches online application for DG shipping permits

31 October 2012
On 26 October, Huangshi Maritime Safety Authority approved the first online application for a dangerous goods shipping permit for the vessel ‘EQian JiangHuo 6335’, which was carrying 150 tons of sulphuric acid....

Nanjing Port posts 11.6% increase in profits

31 October 2012
Nanjing Port released its financial figures on 22 October, claiming that profits for the first three quarters increased by nearly 12 per cent to Rmb32.59m compared with the same period last year....

Sixth oil & liquid chemical storage terminal approved in Changshu

31 October 2012
Jiangsu Provincial Development and Reform Commission has recently approved a Rmb149m project to build the sixth oil and liquid chemical storage terminal in Changshu....

Losses persist at Nanjing Tanker

31 October 2012
Nanjing Tanker Corporation continued to make losses in the third quarter of 2012 amid the sluggish global oil tanker market, reported Seatrade. A subsidiary of China Yangtze National Shipping (Group), Nanjing Tanker regist...

Transport security tightened ahead of Party Congress

31 October 2012
Beijing municipal government has issued strict road safety measures ahead of the 18th National Congress of China’s Communist Party that will start on 8 November. Vehicles carrying highly toxic chemicals will not be a...

FedEx to build Shanghai airport hub

31 October 2012
FedEx plans to invest more than US$100m to establish a hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, according to ATW Daily News....

Work starts on Xian-Chengdu high-speed railway

31 October 2012
Construction work has started on a major high-speed passenger railway in western China....

Truck collision damages Chongqing bridge

31 October 2012
A truck from Hebei province hit a cross girder of the northern approach road to Chongqing Egongyan Yangtze River Bridge on 28 October due to its cargo exceeding the height limit of the bridge. After an examination, the mai...

Foxconn to invest in Chongqing smart TV project

31 October 2012
Foxconn, the Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer, has signed a letter of intent with Chongqing government to invest in a smart television project. The project will have a capacity to produce 3m liquid crystal...

Carbon tax possible for China’s shipping industry

25 October 2012
The Ministry of Transport is considering piloting carbon trading or a carbon tax in China’s shipping business, Economic Information Daily reported....

Lufthansa Cargo to suspend Chongqing services

25 October 2012
Lufthansa Cargo is to suspend its services from Chongqing for the winter period, starting 28 October....

High hopes for rail freight services in China

25 October 2012
The southern Chinese port of Shenzhen is to strengthen its rail freight connections with western cities by setting up containerised cargo services to Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming, a senior Shekou port official was reported...

Schenker sets up China logistics academy

25 October 2012
DB Schenker, the logistics company subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has opened its own logistics academy in China. Designed to train and help retain its employees, the academy will include courses on logistics controlling, pro...

Dachser opens Wuhu warehouse to serve Continental

25 October 2012
Dachser, the Germany-based logistics services provider, has signed a contract with automotive parts manufacturer Continental to provide logistics services for the company’s manufacturing plant in Wuhu, Anhui province....

Work starts on economic zone in Ningxia

25 October 2012
Construction has started of a new economic pilot zone and bonded area in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwest China. The zone and the 4 sq km bonded area in the zone aim are designed to help open...

New expressway to link Chongqing and Guangan

25 October 2012
Construction will start later this year on a 69km expressway between Chongqing and the city of Guangan in Sichuan province....

Bridge collapses in Zhenjiang

25 October 2012
An overloaded truck might have been the reason behind the collapse of a bridge in Danyang city, near Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province, on the afternoon of 21 October, police said....

Diesel oil theft suspects caught

24 October 2012
The collaboration of the Yangtze police in Wuhan and Yueyang has led to the arrest of three of six suspects involved in one of the biggest thefts on the river in recent years, according to an article in China Waterway Newspap...

Zhenjiang posts record growth for first nine months

24 October 2012
Zhenjiang port, one of the major Yangtze ports in Jiangsu province, has reported a record year-on-year growth of 16.5 per cent in throughput of general cargo to 100.23m tons during the first nine months of 2012....

Anqing warns crab-catchers not to block shipping channel

24 October 2012
Anqing maritime safety authorities are taking measures to prevent fishing boats from blocking the Yangtze shipping channel following an increased number of complaints from cargo barges, according to the Yangtze River Administ...

Yangtze Waterway Bureau collects digital map feedback

24 October 2012
Two groups of engineers from the Yangtze Waterway Bureau had boarded 10 vessels by 12 October to collect the feedback of operators on using the Yangtze Digital Map....

New rules to restrict foreign vessels on Chinese waterways

24 October 2012
China’s State Council has issued regulations that ban domestic companies from operating foreign-made vessels on domestic waterways and bar foreign shipping service firms from selling services in China, reported Reuters....

Fertiliser producer sets up Yangtze shipping JV

17 October 2012
Yichang Chemical, the world’s largest fertiliser producer by output, plans to set up a joint venture with Yangtze Phoenix, the wholly owned subsidiary of Sinotrans China Yangtze Shipping, the largest barge operator on t...

SIPG posts year-high growth in container throughput

17 October 2012
Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) recorded a container throughput of 2.91m TEU in September, up 5.6 per cent over the same month last year, according to China Shipping newspaper....

Recovery in Changshu foreign trade cargo

17 October 2012
Statistics from Changshu Maritime Safety Authorities showed that 163 ocean-going vessels anchored at Changshu terminal in September, bringing foreign trade-related cargo throughput to a total of 977,000 tons, up 17.5 per cent...

Bengbu builds new terminal

17 October 2012
The Anhui city of Bengbu is building a new terminal in the Wuyuan port area. It will be the first terminal on the north bank of the Huaihe River, which is situated between the Yangtze and Yellow rivers....

Cosco and China Shipping join forces

17 October 2012
China Shipping Container Lines and Cosco Container Lines are co-operating in China to cut costs during the current market downturn, according to a Reuters report. From mid-October China’s largest shipping lines will...

Yangtze dyke collapse destroys 28 homes

17 October 2012
The collapse of a dyke on the Yangtze River in Jiangsu province washed away 28 houses on 13 October, according to a report by South China Morning Post. The 310-metre-long section of dyke was protecting Jiangxinzhou Island...

Logwin opens Wuhan office

17 October 2012
The logistics company Logwin has opened an office in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, bringing to 28 the number of its offices in China....

Vailog extends reach in western China

17 October 2012
The Italian supply chain company Vailog has signed a contract with Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area to invest US$90m in a logistics base....

Chongqing to waive export fees

17 October 2012
Chongqing is to waive inspection and quarantine fees for exporters in the fourth quarter of this year, according to a State Council announcement of measures designed to maintain growth in foreign trade....

Jaguar JV wins NDRC approval

17 October 2012
The Rmb12bn joint venture between Chery and Jaguar Land Rover has gained approval from the National Development and Reform Commission, according to various Chinese media, though there was no official confirmation on the NDRC...

Yangtze Digital Waterway Map centre set up

10 October 2012
The Yangtze Digital Waterway Map Service Centre started operation on 1 October to coincide with the trial run of the Yangtze Digital Waterway Map (2.0 edition)....

First oil spill recovery boat deployed in Wuhan

10 October 2012
China’s first inland waterway oil spill recovery boat, commissioned by the Yangtze Maritime Safety Authority, has started service in the Wuhan section of the river following a successful test in late August. The twin...

Yangtze Phoenix to sell 13 vessels

10 October 2012
Yangtze Phoenix, a subsidiary of Sinotrans China Yangtze Shipping and the largest barge operator on the Yangtze, is to sell 13 of its vessels, including two currently being built....

Yibin port gets customs clearance

10 October 2012
Chengdu Customs announced just before the national holidays that Yibin container terminal had been approved for customs clearance....

Wuhan to introduce 1,000 LNG buses by year end

10 October 2012
The Wuhan government said it is on target to put on the road 1,000 LNG fuelled buses by the end of this year....

Yellow River bridge toll finally scrapped

10 October 2012
Drivers in Henan province no longer have to pay a Rmb10 toll to cross the 5.5km Zhengzhou Yellow River Bridge that links the cities of Zhengzhou and Xinxiang. The Wall Street Journal said the toll was scrapped because of a...

Chongqing railway put into service

10 October 2012
The 78km Nanchuan-Fuling railway in Chongqing was put into operation at the end of September. The line, which cost Rmb2.76bn to build, has an annual freight transport capacity of 13.59m tons....

China’s capital refurbishment sector set to flourish

10 October 2012
Gao Dongsheng, deputy director of Energy Saving and Recycling Department under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at an international conference held in Beijing last week that China’s capital refu...

P&G opens Sichuan plant

10 October 2012
Procter & Gamble has established a manufacturing plant in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, and a manufacturing and logistics base in Taicang, Jiangsu province. International brands of household and beauty products...
     
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