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December 2012

Technology helps to cut accident rate in middle reaches

20 December 2012
Yichang MSA hosted a press conference last week to report a year-on-year 50 per cent reduction in accidents during the current dry season. The middle reaches of the Yangtze River are traditionally more prone to accidents d...

Strong container growth for Shanghai port

19 December 2012
Shanghai, the world’s largest container port, posted a 7.2 per cent year-on-year increase in November throughput to 2.82m TEU....

Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed line to open on 26 December

19 December 2012
The Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway will open on 26 December, said the Ministry of Railways, cutting the journey time from 22 hours to around eight hours....

Yulu expressway to open in March 2013

19 December 2012
The entire Yulu (Chongqing-Luzhou) expressway is expected to open to traffic at the end of March 2013, according to Chongqing Expressway Group....

DyStar shifts production to Nanjing

19 December 2012
Germany-based DyStar is planning to transfer textile chemical production from its plant in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, to a multi-purpose manufacturing site in Nanjing, Jiangsu province....

Huge investment in Qinghai road network

19 December 2012
Qinghai transport authorities announced on 17 December that the province’s total highway length had exceeded 100,000km and a network of high-grade roads across the Tibetan Plateau had been established....

Chengdu sees strong growth in investment

19 December 2012
The government of Chengdu signed agreements worth a total contract value of nearly Rmb12.4bn in Shanghai on 17 December, involving 17 projects in the manufacturing, service and agricultural sectors....

More delays expected at Three Gorges Dam

19 December 2012
The Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport has stated that the annual repair of the northern shiplocks of the Three Gorges Dam will start in March and last 20 days....

Nanjing oil spill emergency warehouse wins approval

19 December 2012
Nanjing Ship Oil Spill Emergency Equipment Warehouse passed its final inspection on 13 December and is expected to start operation in the new year....

Wuhan subway test to start on 28 December

12 December 2012
Later this month, passengers in Wuhan will be able to start using China’s first subway line to cross the Yangtze River. Over the past three months, subway trains have run through the 28km tunnel for Wuhan Line 2, whi...

Surge in railway freight volumes

12 December 2012
China’s railways transported 3.56bn tonnes of freight between January and November, according to statistics from the Ministry of Railways....

HK-Chongqing air freight service opens

12 December 2012
Chongqing Yumei Airlines has started freight charter services between Hong Kong, Nanning and Chongqing....

New auto component investment in Chongqing

12 December 2012
Germany-based Kautex Textron has opened a plant in Chongqing to produce plastic fuel tanks for carmakers....

Campaign to counter Wuhan’s low water level

12 December 2012
Recent reports from the Yangtze River Administration revealed that the water level in the Wuhan section of the Yangtze was down by nearly one metre to 4.81 metres in the week up to 3 December....

Nantong builds China’s largest container vessel

12 December 2012
Nantong Maritime Safety Authorities despatched three patrol vessels and seven tugs on 10 December to help transport China’s largest container vessel to its berth from Nantong Cosco KHI Shipyard....

Wuhan applies for bonded port status

12 December 2012
Wuhan has submitted an application to the central government for its Yangluo terminals to be awarded bonded port status....

Work starts on new Maanshan terminal

5 December 2012
Phase one construction has begun on the Zhengpu terminal in Maanshan, Anhui province, reported Xinhua....

Wuhan committed to becoming top logistics hub

5 December 2012
Wuhan has pledged to build more facilities in order fulfil its ambition of becoming central China’s largest logistics hub, Xinhua reported....

Sichuan-Guizhou expressway opens

5 December 2012
The first expressway to connect Sichuan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China opened to the public at midnight on 28 November, Sichuan Daily reported. The Na Qian expressway covers a distance of 135km and cost Rmb10.7bn...

Sichuan begins high-speed line track laying

5 December 2012
Track laying has begun in Sichuan province for what Xinhua describes as the first high-speed railway in mountainous southwest China. The 312km railway, which will link the cities of Mianyang, Deyang, Chengdu and Leshan, st...

Vessel standardisation programme reaches final stage

5 December 2012
Data from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport shows that, by the end of October, the number of vessels on the register of compulsory withdrawal totalled 5,950, accounting for 2.9m dwt....

Zhangjiagang builds new port expressway

5 December 2012
Construction started on 22 November on an expressway that links Zhangjiagang bonded terminal with the Yanjiang expressway that runs parallel to the Yangtze....

Fourteen accidents on Yangtze in November

5 December 2012
The Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities announced that the number of accidents on the river totalled 14 in November, down year-on-year by 12.5 per cent....

Wuhan Yangluo II expected to exceed throughput target

5 December 2012
Wuhan Port Group, the largest common user terminal operator that owns Yangluo container terminal Phase II, says that they are on target to achieve a throughput of 460,000 TEU in 2012....
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