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November 2013

PYI positive about Yangtze port prospects

27 November 2013
The Hong Kong-based bulk cargo port and infrastructure group PYI reported a mixed performance from its Yangtze port investments in the six months ending 30 September 2013....

Truck freight traffic up 11.2% Jan-Oct

27 November 2013
Ministry of Transport data show that China’s truck freight traffic increased 11.2 per cent year-on-year to 29.1bn tonnes in the first 10 months of this year....

Wacker to double polymer powder output in Nanjing

27 November 2013
The Munich-based specialty chemical company Wacker Chemie is planning to double its production capacity for dispersible polymer powders at its plant in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province....

Industrial dumping damages Yangtze shipping channel

27 November 2013
Severe damage has been done to the main shipping channel in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River near Zhangjiagang, according to the Yangtze Waterway Bureau, and the Yangtze police are now involved in bringing the perpetrat...

Gezhouba Dam shiplock to be suspended in February

27 November 2013
The Yangtze River Administration hosted a workshop on 21 November with some of the major shipping lines and transport authorities in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River to brief them on the pending repair project on the No...

10% LNG fuel target for inland shipping by 2020

27 November 2013
The head of waterway transport department at the Ministry of Transport, Song Dexing, said that China aims to increase liquefied natural gas consumption to 10 per cent of all fuels used on inland vessels by 2020....

Luzhou-Wuhan-Taiwan service gets Three Gorges priority

20 November 2013
The Three Gorges Administration of Navigational Affairs confirmed recently that as of 14 October, the express service between Luzhou, Wuhan and Taiwan had been given special priority when passing the shiplocks at the Three Go...

Wuhan launches DG rail service

20 November 2013
A special rail service designed to transport dangerous goods for Sinopec’s 800,000-ton ethylene project in Wuhan was launched on 17 November....

Yichang aims to become shipbuilding centre by 2016

20 November 2013
Yichang, where the Three Gorges Dam is located, has vowed to become the largest shipbuilding centre in the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze by 2016....

Decline in October river port throughput

20 November 2013
Container throughput at Chinese ports increased 5.7 per cent year-on-year in October to 15.949m TEU. Out of this total, seaports handled 14.317m TEU in the month, up 7.1 per cent from the same month last year....

Taizhou Bridge wins engineering award

20 November 2013
Taizhou Bridge over the Yangtze River in Jiangsu province has won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence at an annual event in London organised by The Institution of Structural Engineers. The world’s...

Record cargo value for Chengdu-Europe railway

20 November 2013
A recent service on the Chengdu-Europe railway carried a cargo value of US$10.15m, the highest level recorded so far according to a report by Xinhua. Dell laptops manufactured in Chengdu accounted for more than half the fr...

Chongqing West station to open in 2016

20 November 2013
Construction of Chongqing West Railway Station, the largest station in west China, is set to begin in 2014, according to Chongqing Development and Reform Commission. The station, located in Shangqiao, Shapingba district, i...

L'Oreal completes expansion of Yichang plant

20 November 2013
France-based L'Oreal has completed the expansion of a factory in Hubei province that makes it the global cosmetic company’s largest production base in the Asia-Pacific region. Located in the Yangtze port city of Yich...

Merck to build Nantong facility

20 November 2013
German company Merck is to build a Rmb650m pharmaceuticals plant in Nantong, Jiangsu province. When completed in 2017, the plant will produce medicines to treat diabetes, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases....

Shanghai handles more containers in October

13 November 2013
Shanghai, the world’s busiest container port, handled 2.81m TEU in October, according to figures from Shanghai International Port (Group)....

China transport volumes up 10% Jan-Sept

13 November 2013
China’s roads, railways and waterways posted a cargo transport volume increase of 9.8 per cent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013 to 32.38bn tonnes....

Winter discount on Yangtze cruises

13 November 2013
The American cruise line Victoria Cruises is offering steep winter discounts on its four- and five-day Three Gorges programme throughout January and February 2014. Reduced rates start at US$470 per person, based on double...

Formica builds plant in Jiujiang

13 November 2013
Formica Group, the world’s leading laminate surfacing producer, has opened a new production facility in the Yangtze port city of Jiujiang, Jiangxi province....

New animal feed plant to be built in Nanjing

13 November 2013
Archer Daniels Midland of the US is building a new feed-premix plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province....

Zhenjiang’s new terminal nears completion

13 November 2013
The finishing touches are being put to Zhenjiang’s new terminal, Xinmingzhou, before it starts operation by the end of this year, according to local media....

Shanghai-Luzhou-Kunming intermodal service launched

13 November 2013
Forty containers from Shanghai completed a 13-day journey via the Yangtze to Luzhou and then by rail to Kunming on 8 November, marking the first Shanghai-Luzhou-Kunming intermodal container service, according to China Waterwa...

New court order for debt-ridden Phoenix Shipping

13 November 2013
Phoenix Shipping, the listed arm of China Sinotrans Yangtze National Shipping, the largest barge operator on the Yangtze, received another court order from Wuhan Maritime Court on 6 November, demanding it pay two of its debto...

Move to improve DG inspection efficiency at Yangshan port

8 November 2013
Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration and the Inspection and Quarantine Authority have joined in a month-long campaign to uphold regulations on dangerous chemicals and their packaging in Yangshan bonded port area to promote...

PSA acquires terminal in Lianyungang

8 November 2013
PSA has taken over a container terminal in the sea port of Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, which is expected to start operations next year. The project was owned by China Shipping Container Lines and Lianyungang Port Group....

Chongqing computer output continues to grow

8 November 2013
The computer output of Chongqing municipality jumped 28 per cent year-on-year to 39.68m units in the first nine months of this year, according to the local statistics bureau. The city’s output of notebooks amounted t...

Yangtze October container throughput falls 8.6%

7 November 2013
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that container throughput via the major ports along the Yangtze trunkline declined by 8.6 per cent year-on-year to 1.04m TEU in October....

Yangtze claims 34 lives in first 10 months

7 November 2013
As many as 34 people died or disappeared and are presumed dead on the Yangtze River during the first 10 months of 2013, up 26 per cent over the same period last year, according to the latest official statistics....

New cargo for Yangtze ro-ro service

7 November 2013
Thirty tankers carrying spirits made in Sichuan successfully completed a successful first journey on a Yangtze roll on, roll off service a week ago....

Large vessels restricted by Chongqing MSA

7 November 2013
Chongqing Maritime Safety Authorities has said that vessels with an air draught of more than 17 metres will not be issued with shipping permits from mid November as the water level in the Three Gorges reservoir is expected to...
     
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