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June 2013

Luzhou-Wuhan-Taiwan shipping route to open by year-end

26 June 2013
Local government representatives gathered in Luzhou, Sichuan province, last week to promote a new container shipping route between Luzhou, Wuhan and Taiwan....

Cuntan approved as interior’s first meat import terminal

26 June 2013
Cuntan container terminal in Chongqing has been approved to handle containerised imported meat, according to China Water Transport Newspaper....

Wider powers for Maanshan Port Authority

26 June 2013
Maanshan Port Authority has been given new powers to manage the city’s shorelines, according to a recent government circular....

Another Yangtze bridge opens in Chongqing

26 June 2013
The Dingshan Yangtze River Bridge, which links the districts of Jiangjin and Jiulongpo in Chongqing, opened to traffic on 26 June. It now takes just 30 minutes to drive from Jiangjin to the city’s main urban district...

Jiangyin iron ore shipments

26 June 2013
Jiangyin port received 87 batches of imported iron ore in the first five months of 2013, with an accumulated weight of 1.59m tonnes, valued at US$165m....

SIPG joins NEMS in metal logistics venture

26 June 2013
SIPG Logistics, a subsidiary of Shanghai International Port (Group), has teamed up with the UK-based metals warehousing and logistics company North European Marine Services to create a metals logistics network that aims to im...

Fixed asset logistics investment up 26% in Jan-May

26 June 2013
Fixed asset investment in China’s logistics industry increased 25.8 per cent year-on-year to Rmb1360bn in the first five months of 2013, according to statistics released by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasi...

Heavy rains fall in Yangtze delta

26 June 2013
The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River have been affected by heavy rains since the start of this week and wet weather is expected to continue in the coming days....

Chongqing RDGO to build grain-oil logistics base

26 June 2013
The state-owned company Chongqing RDGO is to invest Rmb1.5bn in a vegetable protein processing plant and grain-oil logistics centre in Degan Industrial Park in Chongqing’s Jiangjin district. When the project is compl...

Sinotrans adds to Zhangjiagang-Yangshan direct service

19 June 2013
Sinotrans has started its first Zhangjiagang-Yangshan direct service, bringing the total number of regular non-stop container services between Zhangjiagang and Yangshan to 26 a week....

Luzhou signs agreement to develop shipping

19 June 2013
Luzhou government in Sichuan province has signed a strategic agreement with the Yangtze River Administration to speed up the development of shipping, according to China Water Transport News....

Yibin container volume up nearly 200%

19 June 2013
The river port of Yibin in Sichuan province handled 15,857 TEU in the year up to 19 May, an increase of nearly 200 per cent compared with the same period in 2012. The port attributed this growth to a better performance in...

Three Gorges officials visit US locks

19 June 2013
A group of officials from the Three Gorges Corporation and Project Construction Committee were briefed on navigation lock construction, operations and maintenance by the US Army Corps of Engineers on a visit to Chickamauga Lo...

Chongqing international cargo volume up 27% in Q1

19 June 2013
The southwest municipality of Chongqing recorded a 27 per cent year-on-year increase in the movement of international cargo volume to 3.15m tonnes from January to April, Xinhua reported. Trade cargo via waterway increased...

Formal start for Chongqing-Frankfurt air cargo route

19 June 2013
An Air China Boeing 747 air freighter departed Chongqing Jiangbei airport on 18 June destined for Frankfurt, marking the formal start of the Shanghai-Chongqing-Frankfurt air cargo route. The weekly flight takes off from Sh...

Kerry opens three more logistics centres in China

19 June 2013
Kerry Logistics has opened three new logistics centres in China, in Chongqing, Wuxi and Xiamen. The largest of the three, the 86,800 sq metre Chongqing centre, offers logistics services to various manufacturing sectors in...

Wuhan starts trial rail express delivery

19 June 2013
Wuhan has started a trial rail express delivery service on the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed passenger railway, according to a reliable source from Wuhan Railway Bureau quoted by Yangtze Daily....

Hymer launches RV joint venture in Chongqing

19 June 2013
Chongqing Jinguan Automobile, a special vehicles manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Germany’s Hymer Group to launch China’s first recreational vehicle (RV) joint venture. Jinguan and Hymer, one of Europ...

CRC starts reform on freight services

12 June 2013
An unnamed senior official from China Railway Corporation said a series of measures would take effect from 15 June that aim to improve freight services so that they become a truly viable low cost, eco-friendly option for comp...

Luzhou-Wuhan-Taiwan container route to start in 2013

12 June 2013
News from a working meeting between Sichuan port and shipping officials say that a direct shipping route between Luzhou (Sichuan province), Wuhan (Hubei province) and Taiwan will start by the end of this year....

Cuntan collision causes container spill

12 June 2013
A major collision at Cuntan container terminal in Chongqing on 7 June caused about 30 containers to fall into the Yangtze River and float downstream....

Gales cause havoc in Yangtze lower reaches

12 June 2013
Winds reaching gale force 8 to severe gale force 9 in the Yangtze mouth area caused 12 vessels to issue distress calls on the evening of 7 June....

Landmark for water diversion project

12 June 2013
Winds reaching gale force 8 to severe gale force 9 in the Yangtze mouth area caused 12 vessels to issue distress calls on the evening of 7 June....

Yangtze container throughput up 25% in May

5 June 2013
Latest statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that throughput of containers via the major ports on the Yangtze trunkline rose by 25.5 per cent year-on-year to 1.25m TEU in May....

Repair starts on collapsed Yangtze banks

5 June 2013
Some 100 armed police have begun to repair partial collapses on two sections of the bank of the Yangtze River in Jiangxi province. The collapses, which affected 300-metre and 1,400-metre sections of the river in Pengze cou...

Water levels fall in Three Gorges reservoir

5 June 2013
With the flood season nearing, the Three Gorges reservoir is speeding up water discharge to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, resulting in falling water levels upstream....

Promising start for China-Poland rail freight service

5 June 2013
The frequency of a rail freight service launched in April between China and Poland could be increased to daily by the end of this year, the joint-venture company behind the project, YHF Logistics, told Lloyd’s Loading L...

Yulu expressway opens to traffic

5 June 2013
The Chongqing-Luzhou expressway (also known as the Yulu expressway) was opened to traffic on 3 June....

BASF-YPC mulls expansion of Nanjing plant

5 June 2013
BASF and Sinopec are considering expanding their Nanjing joint venture (BASF-YPC) by increasing output at the existing ethylene oxide production base and building a new plant for neopentylglycol....

MSA warns against rule violations in busy season

5 June 2013
Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities have warned against any complacency among shippers. They say that some shipping lines are cutting corners by not deploying the required number of crew....
     
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