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April 2013

Hefei sets March container throughput record

24 April 2013
The river port of Hefei, capital of Anhui province, lifted 18,903 TEU in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 35 per cent year-on-year. The March total of 8,606 TEU was a record for that month....

Shanghai container volume up 5.4% in March

24 April 2013
Container traffic through Shanghai port increased 5.4 per cent year-on-year to 2.88m TEU in March, the port authority said. Volumes during the first quarter of the year increased by 3.5 per cent compared with the same peri...

Truck explosion in Hubei

24 April 2013
A truck loaded with yellow phosphorus exploded on 19 April on an expressway in the central Chinese province of Hubei....

Italy to open consulate in Chongqing

24 April 2013
Italy is to establish a Consulate General in Chongqing, according to the municipal government’s Overseas Chinese Affairs Office. The consulate will cover Chongqing and the provinces of Sichuan Yunnan and Guizhou....

Wuhan plans application for Yangluo Free Trade Zone

24 April 2013
Wuhan Port New Authorities, representing Hubei provincial government, are speeding up their efforts to apply for Free Trade Zone status for Yangluo terminals....

Anqing completes largest ever container vessel  

24 April 2013
A 1,000 TEU vessel built by Anqing Congyang Oriental Shipyard was recently escorted out of Anhui waters by three experienced pilots, according to Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities, which are in charge of the piloting centre...

Wuhan to launch air service to Melbourne

24 April 2013
Air China will launch a new service linking Beijing, Wuhan and Melbourne this July, according to Hubei Airport Corporation....

Riverhead protection programme enters final year

17 April 2013
The Chinese government will spend Rmb1bn in 2013 to protect Sanjiangyuan, a region in Qinghai that serves as the source of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers. The money will be spent on afforestation, wetland protectio...

Shanghai handles 2.88m TEU in March

17 April 2013
The port of Shanghai handled 2.88m TEU in March, an increase of 5.3 per cent year-on-year. For the first three months of the year, the port processed 7.8m TEU, up 3.4 per cent on the same period in 2012....

Lanzhou official calls for wide-gauge railway

17 April 2013
The Communist Party chief of Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, has called for the building of a wide-gauge railway from the city to facilitate cargo transport between China and Europe. Nearly all of China’s railway...

Chongqing expressway to open in July

17 April 2013
The Fuling-Fengdu expressway in Chongqing municipality is expected to be completed at the beginning of July 2013. The 46km-long expressway will connect with the Shanghai-Chongqing expressway after its completion....

ThyssenKrupp looks to Chongqing

17 April 2013
ANSC-ThyssenKrupp Galvanised Steel plans to build a plant in Chongqing’s Yufu Industrial Park in Liangjiang New Area, according to a municipal government website....

Major nappy facility for Nanjing

17 April 2013
Kimberly-Clark of the US has announced plans to build a US$100m manufacturing centre in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province. The new facility will primarily manufacture Huggies-brand nappies to meet growing demand in Chin...

Bostik officially opens Changshu plant

17 April 2013
The Total subsidiary Bostik has inaugurated a manufacturing plant in Changshu, Jiangsu province, for the production of hot melt adhesives, polyester, polyurethane and sealants....

Shipping restrictions imposed in Chongqing

17 April 2013
Chongqing Maritime Safety Authorities confirmed that shipping restrictions have been imposed in the Chongqing section of the Yangtze River trunkline due to severe drought, according to a news story published in China Water Tr...

Yangtze shipping enters dangerous season, warns senior official

17 April 2013
The Maritime Safety Committee of the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport convened for the second time this year on 10 April....

Wuhan to build dedicated railway for GM project

17 April 2013
Wuhan is going to build a dedicated railway line for General Motors in the southern part of the city, 26 km from the city centre, according to Wuhan Reform and Development Commission....

Yangtze MSA adopts new strategy for supervising DG

17 April 2013
As of 15 April, Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities have adopted a new strategy for supervising the movement of the 79 types of dangerous cargo most commonly transported in bulk on the Yangtze, according to China Water Transp...

Shanghai container growth slows in 2012

10 April 2013
Figures from Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) showed that container throughput totalled 32.5m TEU in 2012, up only 2.5 per cent over the previous year compared with a growth rate of 9.2 per cent in 2011....

Yangtze container throughput up 18% in March

10 April 2013
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that throughput of general cargo on the Yangtze River increased by 10.6 per cent year-on-year to 156m tons in March....

Wuhu MSA cracks down on alcohol abuse

10 April 2013
Wuhu Maritime Safety Authorities have recently started using breathalysers as part of its routine patrols to crack down on accidents caused by ship crew drinking too much alcohol....

Yangtze fish resources ‘exhausted’

10 April 2013
Fishery stocks in the Yangtze River have declined severely over recent years, to the extent that its ecological system is on the verge of collapse, according to Zhao Yimin, head of a fishery resource office at the Ministry of...

CSRC promotes integrated transport hubs

10 April 2013
China’s State Reform and Development Commission issued a directive on 26 March, asking local governments to build and promote integrated transport hubs....

Chongqing station posts 10% growth in box traffic

10 April 2013
Chongqing’s Tuanjiecun railway station posted a year-on-year 9.6 per cent increase in inbound and outbound container volume to 273,300 TEU in 2012, reported Xinhua. Three container services operate out of the station...

Chengdu-Poland rail cargo service to start on 26 April

10 April 2013
A new rail cargo service between Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, and the central Polish city of Lodz is due to start on 26 April....

Transport growth levels fall year-on-year

10 April 2013
China’s overall passenger and cargo transport volume has maintained steady growth in the first two months of the year, according to Ministry of Transport data reported by Xinhua, but year-on-year growth is slightly down...
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