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November 2012

Congestion at Shanghai Yangshan terminal likely to ease

28 November 2012
Shanghai Maritime Safety Authorities and Shanghai International Port Group have examined and approved a joint study on the feasibility of opening Shanghai Yangshan terminal’s main shipping channel to dual-lane traffic....

Zhenjiang container throughput up 19 per cent

28 November 2012
Statistics from Zhenjiang Maritime Safety Authorities released on 27 November show that container throughput at Zhenjiang port totalled 302,510 TEU so far this year, up 18.73 per cent over the same period in 2011....

Emergency lightening code activated to deal with Yangtze drought

28 November 2012
Yangtze MSA has activated its emergency lightening code to help prevent vessels from becoming stranded in the middle reaches of the Yangtze as a worsening drought there has been complicating shipping conditions since the begi...

Cosco to add two more vessels on Yangluo-Yangshan shuttle

28 November 2012
Cosco has told YBS that it plans to increase its capacity on the Yangluo-Yangshan shuttle service by adding two new vessels around April or May next year....

Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge opens

28 November 2012
Taizhou Bridge, the eighth highway bridge to cross the Yangtze River in Jiangsu province, opened on 25 November....

Jiangxi freight volume up 13% in first 10 months

28 November 2012
There was a 13 per cent year-on-year growth in Jiangxi province’s road freight total to 909.7m tonnes between January and October 2012....

Hope for shorter journey time on Chongqing-Duisburg line

28 November 2012
DB Schenker has successfully tested the use of a common consignment note for rail freight shipments between Chongqing and Germany....

NDRC approves city rail projects

28 November 2012
City railway infrastructure projects costing Rmb49bn have been approved by China’s National Development and Reform Commission....

Chongqing West Railway Station work to start in 2013

28 November 2012
Construction work will start next year on Chongqing’s West Railway Station in Shangqiao, according to Chongqing Development and Reform Commission. The station, which will cover around 120,000 sq metres, will be the l...

Steady growth in China’s logistics industry

28 November 2012
The value of goods carried by China’s logistics industry grew by 9.6 per cent year-on-year to Rmb146,400bn between January and October 2012, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing....

Logistics firms put on no-fly list

28 November 2012
Four Chinese logistics firms have been put on the China Air Transport Association’s no-fly list due to security lapses, reported Xinhua. Express delivery firms Shanghai YTO, Yunda Express, Huixing and Qihang will hav...

Renault plans to build car plant in Wuhan

28 November 2012
French car maker Renault plans to build a 200,000-vehicle-a-year plant with Dongfeng Motor in Wuhan, but needs political support to go ahead, according to a source quoted by AFP. An environmental impact assessment still ha...

Yangtze general cargo throughput dips in October

21 November 2012
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration show that Yangtze throughput of general cargo dipped in October by 0.3 per cent to 47.21m tons compared with the same period last year and fell by 3.2 per cent over the previou...

Chinese ports handle 15m TEU in October

21 November 2012
China’s ports handled a total of 15.08m TEU in October, according to data published by the Ministry of Transport and reported by GCTL....

Study suggests decline in finless porpoise numbers

21 November 2012
Scientists from a research expedition that is looking to find out how many finless porpoises now live in the Yangtze River have spotted just 10 individuals in a 630km section of the river, according to a statement by WWF....

Wuhan aims to create major logistics hub

21 November 2012
Wuhan government approved an ambitious blueprint on 19 November to develop the city into one of the country’s logistics hubs and logistics information centres....

Lanzhou to build railway logistics centre

21 November 2012
Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province in northwest China, plans to build the largest railway logistics centre in the region, Xinhua reported....

Beijing-Guangzhou express train to start trial on 22 December

21 November 2012
According to the local media, a trial run on the Beijing-Guangzhou express railway will start on 22 December. When the line opens, the journey between Beijing and Wuhan will be halved to just four hours....

Work on Chongqing expressways to start next month

21 November 2012
Two Chongqing expressways will start construction in December. The 66km-long Tongliang-Yongchuan expressway will start in west Tongliang county and end at the Shuangshi interchange of the third ring expressway....

Cracks force closure of Luzhou bridge

21 November 2012
Police have stopped vehicles crossing a bridge in Luzhou, Sichuan province, after cracks were found on the bridge pier, West China Metropolis Daily reported. Since 7 pm on 20 November, vehicles have been restricted from dr...

Chongqing appoints new party chief

21 November 2012
Sun Zhengcai has been named as party chief of Chongqing, following the downfall of the disgraced Bo Xilai earlier this year....

Novelis breaks ground on Changzhou aluminium plant

21 November 2012
The US-based Novelis has broken ground on its first aluminium sheet plant in China....

Shanghai container volumes rise 1.5% in October

14 November 2012
The port of Shanghai recorded an annualised increase in container throughput in October but volumes were down on the previous month, according to data from Shanghai International Port (Group). The world’s largest con...

Cracks close Jiujiang Bridge

14 November 2012
Heavy vehicles have been prevented from crossing Jiujiang Bridge over the Yangtze River in Jiangxi province because cracks have appeared in a section of the road....

Huntsman and Sinopec form Nanjing JV

14 November 2012
Texas-based chemicals company Huntsman has announced a joint venture with a subsidiary of Sinopec to build and operate a chemical plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Huntsman will own 49 per cent of the joint venture, Nanj...

Wuhan to open direct container rail service to Czech Republic

14 November 2012
Foxconn will start transporting US$5m-worth of electronic products by train direct to the Czech Republic by the end of the year, according to Wuhan Development and Reform Commission....

Major road widening project in Wuhan

14 November 2012
A major renovation project started on 8 November to expand one of Wuhan’s trunkline roads, Changjiang Dadao, into a 12-lane thoroughfare, the widest in the city, according to the city’s Development and Reform Comm...

Hubei steps up port investment

7 November 2012
Hubei province in central China is increasing its spending in ports and waterways projects, reported China Daily. Investment in river channel projects, port construction and waterways security will total Rmb40.2bn in the c...

Increase in Chongqing’s rail cargo

7 November 2012
Chongqing’s loaded railcar total was up 11.6 per cent year-on-year in September at 1.93m tonnes, Xinhua reported....

Samsung to invest in Wanzhou textile park

7 November 2012
Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission has said that Samsung, in cooperation with Shandong Ruyi Group, will build a textile park in Wanzhou, Chongqing municipality....

Work starts on Zhenjiang chemicals plant

7 November 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals and Taiwan-based chemicals producer UPC Technology have started to build a joint venture phenolic resins project in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province....
     
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