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July 2013

Wuhu to add new terminal by October

31 July 2013
The second phase of Zhujiaqiao terminal in Wuhu, Anhui province, will be completed by the end of October, adding two 10,000dwt bulk berths and one multi-purpose 10,000dwt berth....

Wuhan Maritime Court seizes assets for auction

31 July 2013
Phoenix Shipping, the listed arm of China Sinotrans Yangtze National Shipping Corp, the largest barge operator on the Yangtze, received a court order from Wuhan Maritime Court on 26 July, informing the company’s board o...

Boost for road building

31 July 2013
Road construction in central and western China will speed up, China Securities Journal reported. Several provincial-level regions, including Yunnan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Tibet, Xinjiang and Sichuan, plan to build new hig...

Direct Chongqing-San Francisco service

31 July 2013
A direct air route linking southwest China’s Chongqing municipality and San Francisco is expected to open next month. According to an agreement signed by Air China, a daily service will start from 9 August....

President visits Wuhan port

24 July 2013
China’s president Xi Jinping visited Wuhan port’s Yang¬luo container terminal on 21 July....

Flood peak to hit Yangtze

24 July 2013
The Yangtze River was set to witness the largest flood peak so far this year as a result of heavy recent rainfall upstream....

Shanghai container throughput falls in June

24 July 2013
The port of Shanghai handled 2.76m TEU in June, according to Shanghai International Port Group, down 0.36 per cent year-on-year....

Nantong FTZ cooperates with Shanghai

24 July 2013
Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area signed a cooperative agreement with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Group on 17 July. The agreement calls for Shanghai Waigaoqiao to help Nantong Free Trade Zone attract investment w...

Chizhou airport to open next week

24 July 2013
Air China will launch direct flights from Beijing to Chizhou, Anhui province, from 29 July. Chizhou will become Anhui’s fifth civilian airport to open, after a four-year construction period....

Zhengzhou-Hamburg freight train service launched

24 July 2013
The first freight train from Henan province to Europe started its journey on 18 July. The train left the capital of the central Chinese province of Henan and will cross the border in Xinjiang before passing through Kazakhs...

Wuhu-based Chery Auto enters UAE

24 July 2013
Chery Auto has signed an exclusive dealership agreement with Al Habtoor, which will be responsible for sales and distribution in the United Arab Emirates....

DG vessel crew member dies of xylene poisoning

24 July 2013
Officials on night duty at Changzhou Maritime Safety Authorities received an urgent call on the morning of 24 July asking for urgent help with a crew member on board a vessel carrying dangerous cargo....

Jiujiang MSA: heat alert for DG vessels

17 July 2013
Jiujiang Maritime Safety Authorities issued a heat alert to all vessels and terminals handling dangerous goods amid the scorching July temperature....

Shipping suspended in Wuhan for Yangtze swimming event

17 July 2013
Shipping between the Yangtze No.1 and No.2 bridges was suspended from 7am until 12:30pm on 17 July to make it safe for Wuhan’s 40th international festival for swimming the river, according to local media....

Yangtze bulk carrier goes bankrupt, says report

17 July 2013
Anhui Wuhu Shihui Jianghai Shipping has gone into bankruptcy, according to Sino Ship News. Several of the company’s ships received a bankruptcy notice while they were in operation, and others have been kept in custod...

China river port traffic up 11% in June

17 July 2013
China’s ports handled a total of 16.04m TEU of containerised shipments in June 2013, up 9.4 per cent from the same month last year, according to the Ministry of Transport....

Xiluodu hydrostation starts operation

17 July 2013
The second-largest hydropower station in China became operational on 15 July when its first power-generating unit officially started work after a three-day test run. The Xiluodu station started providing electricity to sou...

Wuhan: 70% of public vehicles to use clean/new fuel by 2017

17 July 2013
Wuhan Development and Reform Commission has set a target for developing clean fuel and new energy in the public transport sector....

Shanghai port volume stays flat in June

10 July 2013
Container throughput at Shanghai port remained flat in June compared with the same month last year at 2.77m TEU, according to data from Shanghai International Port (Group). However, June’s volumes were 5.7 per cent d...

Up to 40 missing in Sichuan landslide

10 July 2013
Between 30 and 40 people were buried by a landslide in Sichuan province on 10 July, local officials said....

Vailog builds Chongqing logistics facility

10 July 2013
Italy’s largest supplier of logistics warehousing facilities, Vailog, has started construction of a logistics park in Chongqing....

Yangtze container throughput up 20% in June

10 July 2013
The latest official figures from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that container throughput on the Yangtze trunkline reached 1.25m TEU in June, up 20.4 per cent year-on-year, while through...

Heavy rainfall leads to big rise in Yangtze water levels

10 July 2013
Recent heavy rainfall in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has led to a sudden and dramatic rise in water levels in the Luzhou-Chongqing section of the river as well as the Yichang section immediately beyond the Three Go...

Wuhan speeds up building intermodal container capability

10 July 2013
Zhang Lin, head of Wuhan New Port Authority, met with Wang Yaping, head of Wuhan Railway Bureau on 4 July and discussed ways to build the city’s capability of transporting containers via rail and waterway. Wuhan New...

Nanjing-Ningbo high-speed line starts operation

3 July 2013
On 1 July, a new high-speed train line opened that links Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, and Ningbo, the only deepwater port in Zhejiang. The new line, which passes through Hangzhou, Zhejiang's provincial capital, is...

CRC enters rail express business

3 July 2013
China Railway Corp, created out of the break-up of the former Ministry of Railways, is to enter the high-speed rail express business, reported China Daily. Currently, about 80 per cent of express deliveries in China are ca...

Work to start on Jiangjin-Xishui expressway

3 July 2013
A new expressway is to be built that will link Chongqing’s Jiangjin district with Xishui county in Guizhou province, according to Chongqing Transportation Commission. The road will have a maximum speed of 80 kph....

Wuhan bonded zone begins operation

3 July 2013
Wuhan East Lake Comprehensive Bonded Zone started operation on 29 June....

Solvay to build new plant in Zhenjiang

3 July 2013
The Belgium-based chemicals company Solvay is to to build a new manufacturing facility in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province....

DPCA opens third facility

3 July 2013
French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor opened a new plant in Wuhan on 2 July. The plant, the third for the joint venture DPCA, has an initial capacity of 150,000 vehicles a year....

Yangtze water level reaches 5m in middle reaches

3 July 2013
The Yangtze Waterway Bureau has announced that the water level between Wuhan and Yichang will be maintained at five metres during July and August, allowing 5,000dwt vessels to sail smoothly in an otherwise difficult section o...

Tugs on standby for emergencies at Gezhouba

3 July 2013
Maritime safety authorities have deployed some of the Yangtze’s largest tugs to be on standby round the clock for possible emergencies in the Gezhouba Dam area, according to the Three Gorges Administration of Navigation...
     
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