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February 2013

Wuhu Port profits rise 25%

27 February 2013
Net profits at Wuhu Port Storage & Transportation increased 25.4 per cent year-on-year to Rmb405m in 2012....

Another section of Pan-Asia Railway opens

27 February 2013
A section of railway that will link southwest China’s Yunnan province with countries in southeast Asia became operational on 23 February, local railway authorities confirmed. The 141km line between Yuxi and Mengzi in...

Chongqing to complete two major bridges in 2013

27 February 2013
Two of the five bridges currently under construction in urban Chongqing will be completed this year, according to the municipality’s Urban-Rural Development Commission. When the Shuangbei Bridge and Shuangbei Tunnel...

Central Chinese cities sign economic co-operation pact

27 February 2013
Mayors of four provincial capital cities in central China signed a strategic partnership agreement on 23 February that pledged to co-ordinate efforts in building the Central China Economic Belt. According to the agreement...

Oil leak shuts off water supplies in Jiangxi

27 February 2013
Water supplies in Yongxiu county in the eastern province of Jiangxi were expected to resume on 26 February after they were cut off by pollution caused by a leak from an oil pipeline run by a unit of Sinopec, Xinhua reported....

More delays at Three Gorges shiplocks

27 February 2013
One-way traffic has been imposed again on the Three Gorges shiplocks, according to a report from China Water Transport Newspaper....

Anhui ports grow strongly in 2012

27 February 2013
The five major Yangtze ports in Anhui province recorded strong growth last year, according to the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport....

Stranded vessel blocks traffic in Chongqing

27 February 2013
The vessel ‘Changxun 26’ carrying more than 5,000 tons of cargo was stranded at 12:15am on 20 February near a notorious shoal in Chongqing, blocking both upstream and downstream traffic....

Hunan sets up water transport bureau

20 February 2013
Before the Chinese New Year, Hunan government set up a new department to plan and implement a development strategy for water transport in the province....

ADB project to help Chongqing water transport

20 February 2013
The Asian Development Bank has set up a project to finance Chongqing’s efforts to build the municipality into a shipping centre on the upper reaches of the Yangtze, according to the city’s port authorities....

Five missing after boat capsizes on Yangtze

20 February 2013
Five crew members remained missing two days after a vessel capsized on the Yangtze River in Anhui province, Xinhua reported. The boat capsized around 6:30am on 16 February in Tongling, according to local maritime authoriti...

Experts warn of extensive underground water pollution

20 February 2013
China Water Transport Newspaper published a story on Wednesday 20 February quoting experts from the China Geological Survey Bureau as saying that 90 per cent of China’s underground water is polluted....

Railway investment rises 71% in January

20 February 2013
Fixed-asset investment in China’s railway sector rose 71 per cent year-on-year to Rmb20.99bn in January 2013, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Railways....

Increase in railway freight prices

20 February 2013
Railway freight prices in China will be raised by 13 per cent, the National Business Daily reported, citing a statement issued by the Ministry of Railways and the National Development and Reform Commission....

Heavy snow impacts Jiangsu transport

20 February 2013
Airports and expressways in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu were affected by heavy snow on 18 and 19 February. Nanjing Lukou International Airport reopened at 9.20am on Tuesday after closing for nearly 12 hours, wi...

ADB to part-fund Chongqing shipping study

6 February 2013
The Asian Development Bank has agreed to contribute US$400,000 to Chongqing’s inland river shipping structure adjustment strategic research project, according to the municipality’s financial bureau. The project...

Cleaner fuel pledge likely to lead to higher prices

6 February 2013
Sinopec, Asia’s biggest oil refiner, has pledged to supply cleaner oil products from next year in response to rising public concerns about air pollution in China....

Logistics costs rise 11.4% in 2012

6 February 2013
China’s total logistics expense grew 11.4 per cent year-on-year to Rmb9,400bn in 2012, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. Out of this total, Rmb4,900bn was transportation cost, up 10.7 per c...

Five detained over Henan bridge collapse

6 February 2013
Police investigating the collapse of a bridge in China’s Henan province last Friday have discovered that the truck carrying the fireworks was not licensed to carry dangerous cargo and that the fireworks were falsely dec...

Increase in January Yangtze throughput

6 February 2013
The latest official figures released by the Yangtze River Administration show that throughput of general cargo via the major ports on the Yangtze trunkline in Jiangsu province increased by 7.8 per cent year-on-year in January...

China’s largest container ship sets sail

6 February 2013
Cosco Kawasaki, China’s largest container ship, departed Nantong Shipyard and started a trial journey on 2 February....

Wuhan airport metro to be completed by 2015

6 February 2013
Design bidding started at the end of January for Wuhan’s metro line that will connect with the city’s airport....
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