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January 2014

Call for Yangtze vessels to upgrade fuel

22 January 2014
Shanghai has pledged to crack down on violators of a new air pollution alarm system that was issued last week....

Cargo train links east China with central Asia

22 January 2014
Services began on 20 January of a cargo train linking east China with five central Asian countries....

Hubei’s foreign trade rises 14% in 2013

22 January 2014
The foreign trade value of Hubei province in 2013 increased 14 per cent year-on-year to US$36.39bn, according to the statistics released by Wuhan customs....

Jiangxi to invest Rmb14bn linking up two Yangtze tributaries

22 January 2014
The provincial government of Jiangxi announced on 17 January that it would spend five to eight years and approximately Rmb14bn on linking two major Yangtze River tributaries, the Ganjiang and Fuhe....

Container vessel capsizes in Shanghai

22 January 2014
A container vessel capsized in the Yangtze River near Chongming Island in Shanghai on the evening of 16 January, causing all 200 containers it was carrying to fall into the water....

Shanghai allows emergency anchoring for sick crew member

22 January 2014
An ocean vessel registered in Liberia was allowed to anchor in Shanghai as an emergency due to one of its crew members falling sick, suspected to be appendicitis....

Wuhan to launch direct service to Vietnam and Thailand

22 January 2014
Senior officials from Wuhan New Port Authorities representing Hubei provincial government said that they are conducting a detailed survey among all major import and export companies to quantify the annual volumes of container...

Shipping line punished for lying about draught

22 January 2014
The Three Gorges Administration of Navigational Affairs has handed its biggest punishment so far to Chongqing Qiaotai Shipping: a suspension of the company’s application for passing the shiplocks in the Three Gorges and...

Water level falls in Three Gorges Reservoir

15 January 2014
Affected by low water inflow rates from the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, the water level in the Three Gorges Reservoir has continued to decline since the start of December, falling to 171.92 metres on 10 January. In...

Railway cargo volume to rise 2% in 2014

15 January 2014
China’s railways are expected to carry 3.28bn tons of cargo this year, up 2 per cent from last year, according to Sheng Guangzu, general manager of China Railway Corp....

Arkema to build new plant in Changshu

15 January 2014
France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema, is to construct of a new organic peroxide plant on its existing site in the Yangtze port city of Changshu in Jiangsu province....

Dutch consulate opens in Chongqing

15 January 2014
The Netherlands has opened a consulate in Chongqing, its third in mainland China after Shanghai and Guangzhou....

Yangtze River Administration makes new year pledges

15 January 2014
Officials at the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport have set themselves 10 tasks to complete by end of 2014 that are designed to bring tangible benefits to companies and the general public....

First regular coal shipping service on Yangtze

15 January 2014
Shipping coal, the staple commodity transported by vessels plying the Yangtze for centuries, has finally been upgraded; a regular service will be launched for the first time on the river just before the Chinese New Year, whic...

Yangtze container throughput up 9.1% in 2013

8 January 2014
Figures released by the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that the major ports along the Yangtze trunkline reported a combined throughput of 13.57m TEU for 2013, representing a year-on-year inc...

Traffic lane system now covers entire Yangtze trunkline

8 January 2014
The last stretch of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River started to adopt the traffic lane system from 1 January, according to the Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities....

Nantong doubles copper concentrate imports in 2013

8 January 2014
Copper concentrate imports into the Yangtze River port of Nantong in Jiangsu province totalled 2.109m tonnes in 2013, up 98 per cent on 2012, according to a Xinhua report citing data from Nantong Entry-Exit Inspection and Qua...

Maanshan bridge opens

8 January 2014
The Rmb7bn Maanshan Yangtze River Bridge in Anhui province opened on 31 December. The six-lane highway bridge starts in Laoqiao township in He county and ends at Dangtu county....

Shrinking lake reveals ancient stone bridge

8 January 2014
A stone bridge dating back to the Ming dynasty has been discovered after water levels plunged at China’s largest freshwater lake, Beijing News reported. The remains of the 2.9km-long bridge, made entirely of granite...

Goodman starts to build distribution centre in Suzhou

8 January 2014
Goodman, the Australia-headquartered property company, has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new distribution centre in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Located in the city’s Wujiang district, the centre will be develo...

Lenovo opens facility in Wuhan

8 January 2014
The world’s largest PC manufacturer has opened a research, development and production facility for smartphone and tablet products in Wuhan, capital of Jiangsu province. Lenovo hopes that the 200,000 sq metre plant wi...

Italian consulate opens in Chongqing

8 January 2014
The Italian Consulate General in Chongqing was officially opened on 30 December....

SinoTrans Yangtze Shipping companies likely to be delisted

8 January 2014
Several local media reports predict that two subsidiaries of SinoTrans Yangtze Shipping are likely to be delisted from the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, whose regulations stipulate that such action must follow three...

Wuhan provides incentives to attract logistic providers

8 January 2014
Wuhan government has recently announced a package of incentives to attract the world’s top 100 logistic providers to the city....
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