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May 2013

Zhangjiagang develops as car export base

29 May 2013
The Yangtze port of Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu province has processed auto exports worth around US$20m so far this year, according to statistics from the city’s entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau. The port has...

Maanshan bridge to open by year-end

29 May 2013
Maanshan Yangtze River Bridge is expected to open to traffic at the end of this year, according to Anhui Provincial Expressway Group. The six-lane road bridge has a designed speed of 100kph and will allow 10,000-ton vessel...

High-speed Yangtze delta railway starts trials

29 May 2013
The high-speed Nanjing-Hangzhou-Ningbo railway began trial operation on 24 May. With a top speed of 350kph, the new line will connect Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, and the coastal port city of Ningbo in Zhejiang pr...

Power blackout halts high-speed trains

29 May 2013
At least 40 high-speed trains were delayed by a four-hour power blackout that hit central and southern China on 26 May. The 1,068-km Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway came to a halt between 3:46pm and 7.20pm. Services...

Construction starts on Yu-Wan railway

29 May 2013
Construction of the Chongqing-Wanzhou railway will start this month and the line should open to traffic in May 2017, said Chongqing government officials....

Yangtze authorities to crack down on rule violations

29 May 2013
The Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport, the top regulator of China’s busiest waterway, has issued a directive to local port authorities and maritime safety authorities to tighten their grip on...

Luzhou posts 23% rise in container throughput

29 May 2013
Official statistics from Luzhou Port Authorities in Sichuan province showed that Luzhou container throughput increased by 23 per cent year-on-year to 38,706 TEU during the first four months of this year and its throughput of...

Chongqing to open inter-modal terminal by July

29 May 2013
Chongqing Guoyuan terminal second phase will open for business by July, according to Wang Yonghong, general manager of Chongqing Guoyuan Terminal Co....

Wuhu posts 12.9% GDP growth in QI

22 May 2013
The Yangtze port city of Wuhu maintained its recent strong economic growth rates with a 12.9 per cent year-on-year GDP increase in the first quarter of 2013....

Century launches seventh Yangtze cruise ship

22 May 2013
The China-based cruise operator Century Cruises has launched its seventh vessel to operate on the Yangtze River. The 398-passenger vessel Century Legend is aimed at Western travellers and features a 150-seat HD cinema and...

Wuhan identifies area for ecological protection

22 May 2013
The State Land Commission of Wuhan government announced on 22 May that 1,814 sq km of its urban centre, about 21 per cent of the city’s total area, has been ring-fenced for ecological protection....

7 missing after Yangtze ship collision

22 May 2013
Seven people were reported missing after a collision involving three vessels in a section of the Yangtze River in Wuhu, Anhui province....

Hefei to develop shipping on Chao Lake

22 May 2013
The international tendering process launched a year ago by Hefei government for the best plan to develop shipping on Chao Lake, an important tributary of the Yangtze River, is drawing to a close, according to a story publishe...

Ship sinks in Yangtze after bridge collision

15 May 2013
A ship that collided with the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge on the morning of 12 May has leaked fuel but it has not polluted water supplies, according to officials quoted by Global Times....

Shanghai posts solid container growth

15 May 2013
Shanghai port handled 2.827m TEU in April, an increase of 4 per cent on the same month last year, according to Shanghai International Port Group....

Chongqing port throughput up 24% in Q1

15 May 2013
Container throughput in Chongqing port grew 24 per cent to 222,500 TEU in the first quarter of 2013, with general cargo tonnage increasing 10 per cent to 30.65m tonnes, Xinhua reported. The city’s air cargo throughpu...

Nanjing tunnel completed

15 May 2013
Work has been completed on a 3.6km-long subway tunnel under the Yangtze River in Nanjing....

Praxair starts work on Chongqing plant

15 May 2013
US-based industrial gas producer Praxair has started to build a liquid oxygen production base in Chongqing, the largest of its kind in China. When it is completed in late 2014, the base is expected to produce 5,000 tonnes...

Chongqing airport expansion plan to complete by 2015

15 May 2013
Construction of Chongqing’s third runway and east terminal will start by the end of this year, according to Chongqing Municipal Commission of Reform and Development in a story published in China Transport Newspaper....

Taicang allows 200,000dwt vessels all year round

15 May 2013
Taicang terminal in Jiangsu province is now capable of accommodating 200,000dwt vessels all year round, according to Xinhua Daily. These ocean-going vessels typically have a draught of 11.8 metres....

Chenglingji offers bonded warehousing

15 May 2013
The newly opened bonded warehousing facility in Chenglingji terminal, part of Yueyang port in Hunan province, is already benefiting local businesses involved in foreign trade, according to a story in China Water Transport....

Experts call for better integration of Yangtze hydro projects

15 May 2013
The 11 hydropower projects on the upper reaches of the Yangtze, completed or still under construction, are making shipping conditions very difficult, experts are saying, according to China Water Transport newspaper on 14 May....

Door-to-door Shanghai-Hefei rail cargo service

8 May 2013
Shanghai Railway Bureau has started trial door-to-door cargo services on the Shanghai-Hefei rail line, with Shanghai-bound trains accessing trains to Ningbo on Tuesdays and Fridays, Xinhua reported....

Chongqing GDP up 12.5% in Q1

8 May 2013
The gross domestic product of Chongqing municipality grew 12.5 per cent year-on-year to Rmb272.6bn in the first quarter of this year, according to official data....

Yangtze container throughput up 20% in April

8 May 2013
The latest statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that container throughput on the Yangtze trunkline increased 20 per cent year-on-year to 1.2m TEU in April, while throughput of...

Wuhan agricultural produce terminal to open by 2014

8 May 2013
Construction of the first phase of a specialist terminal for agricultural produce started on 7 May in Jiangxia district, south east of Wuhan....

Grand Canal clean-up campaign launched

8 May 2013
A new ban, issued by Jiangsu provincial government and effective on 8 May, prevents vessels sailing on the Grand Canal from dumping domestic garbage and discharging waste oil and water....

Taicang becomes hub for domestic trade

8 May 2013
China Water Transport newspaper said recently that Taicang terminal, part of Suzhou port, is fast becoming a container transhipment hub for domestic trade....

New hydro station exacerbates low water level in Luzhou

8 May 2013
Xiluodu hydropower station, second only in China to the Three Gorges power station in terms of capacity, started its first ever cycle of storing water on 4 May....

Yangtze container throughput rises 20% in April

8 May 2013
The latest statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that container throughput on the Yangtze trunkline increased 20 per cent year-on-year to 1.2m TEU in April, while throughput of...

Water level falls to year-low on upper Yangtze

8 May 2013
Heavy rain and hail has fallen in parts of central and southwest China in recent days, welcome news to users of the Yangtze River and other inland waterways after a lengthy period of dry weather. The water level at Yangjia...
     
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