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October 2013

Three Gorges reservoir water level nears maximum depth

30 October 2013
The water level of the Three Gorges Reservoir rose to 173.8 metres in the Fengjie section, Chongqing municipality, on 29 October....

Jiangsu port throughput up 11% Jan-Sept

30 October 2013
The eastern province of Jiangsu saw its cargo throughput of ports above designated size increase 11.3 per cent year-on-year to 1.39bn tons in the first nine months of 2013, according to official data....

Chongqing's GDP rises 12.4% in first 9 months

30 October 2013
Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality increased its GDP 12.4 per cent year-on-year to Rmb863.7bn in the first nine months of this year, according to Chongqing Statistics Bureau....

Honeywell sets up Zhangjiagang plant

30 October 2013
The US-based multinational conglomerate, Honeywell, is to establish a new manufacturing plant in the Yangtze port city of Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province. It will make energy technology and advanced materials....

Yangtze vessel programme ups average size to 1,080dwt

30 October 2013
The central government-driven Yangtze vessel standardisation programme, rolled out in 2010 with subsidies and targets, increased the average size of vessels on the Yangtze trunkline to 1,080dwt by the end of 2012....

Yangtze MSA warns of vessel blacklist

30 October 2013
Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities have issued a warning to all shipping lines that any overloading or dishonesty about the draught of a vessel that leads to stranding will be reason for them to be blacklisted and their lice...

SDRC: intermodal transport key to Yangtze economic belt

30 October 2013
Since mid-October the State Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Transport have been leading a group of senior representatives from 11 other ministries on a fact-finding mission to the major cities and provin...

Yangtze bridge pier collapses

16 October 2013
The No. 4 pier of the Second Fengdu Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing municipality collapsed on 12 October....

South-North water diversion project

16 October 2013
The 1,000km middle section of China’s South-North water diversion project is expected to start operation in one year....

Railway infrastructure investment up 12.5% in first 9 months

16 October 2013
China’s investment in railway infrastructure construction increased 12.5 per cent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013 to Rmb328.7bn, according to China Railways Corp. The country plans to allocate Rmb690bn...

Liuzhou expands port capacity

16 October 2013
The river port of Liuzhou in Guangxi province is expanding its capacity to 15m tonnes by 2015, taking advantage of the central government’s plan to develop the Xijiang River in southwestern China, reported Xinhua....

SIPG plans fourth phase construction at Yangshan

16 October 2013
Chen Xuyuan, board chairman of Shanghai International Port Group, said at a press conference on 15 October that the company had completed a proposal for the fourth phase of construction at Yangshan terminal and was in a posit...

Free Trade Trial Zone will ‘transform’ Shanghai port

16 October 2013
The State Council’s decision to ring fence an area of nearly 29 sq km including Waigaoqiao and Yangshan as the first ever Shanghai Free Trade Trial Zone will help transform the city’s port from a simple cargo-hand...

Jiangyin posts 16% growth in foreign-trade throughput

16 October 2013
Official statistics show that foreign trade-related throughput between January and September at Jiangyin port jumped by 16.4 per cent to 10.74m tons....

Jiangsu MSA takes measures to attract VLCs

16 October 2013
Jiangsu Maritime Safety Authorities have announced that as of 1 November, the procedure will be scrapped for very large vessels (100,000dwt and above) that require them to pay for an MSA-led navigational safety expert assess...

MIIF sells stake in Changshu port

9 October 2013
Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund (MIIF) announced the financial close of the sale of a 40 per cent stake in Changshu Xinghua Port to the existing co-shareholders, Pan-United Infrastructure and Petroships Investment...

Three Gorges water level hits 168m

9 October 2013
The water level in the Three Gorges reservoir stood at 168 metres at 8am on 8 October....

Third quarter upturn in rail cargo

9 October 2013
The volume of freight carried on China’s railways increased 4.8 per cent year-on-year to 8.65m tonnes in the third quarter of 2013, according to the national railway operator, China Railway Corporation. Each day, an...

NDRC plans new growth belt along the Yangtze

9 October 2013
The central government strategy to develop a new economic belt along the Yangtze is picking up momentum following President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hubei province in July....

New version of Yangtze digital map goes on public trial

9 October 2013
The third version of the Yangtze digital map went on a public trial from 1 October, according to the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport, marking a milestone in the modernisation of the river. The...

Anhui port authority sued in first-ever court litigation

9 October 2013
A local company in Fanchang county, Anhui province, has taken the local port authority to court on the basis of unfair fines....
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