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February 2014

New services boost Wuhan container throughput

26 February 2014
Wuhan New Port recorded a container throughput of 73,100 TEU in January, an increase of 23 per cent year-on-year. General cargo throughput grew 16 per cent to 8.55m tonnes, according to Xinhua....

Bengbu port phase 2 to open soon

26 February 2014
Work on phase two of Bengbu river port, costing Rmb274m, has recently been completed and is due to open shortly. It will become the first container port in the north of Anhui province....

Xuzhou port volume hits 82m tonnes in 2013

26 February 2014
The Grand Canal port of Xuzhou handled 82.26m tonnes of cargo in 2013, which was 14 per cent more than in the previous year, Xinhua reported....

Cost of natural disasters in China doubles in 2013

26 February 2014
Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China Rmb421bn in 2013, nearly double the total for 2012. Data released by the National Statistics Bureau showed flooding and mudslides cost China Rmb188bn...

Operations resume after Gezhouba shiplock repairs

26 February 2014
The Gezhouba shiplocks resumed normal service at 5pm on 24 February when Tang Guanjun, director of the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport, announced the completion of maintenance repair work on the G...

Chongqing warns of severe shipping risks

26 February 2014
Chongqing Maritime Safety Authorities have said that the upper reaches of the Yangtze River are experiencing very low water levels and have warned of severe shipping risks....

Pan-United invests in second Changshu facility

19 February 2014
Singapore’s Pan-United Corporation, through its 85.5 per cent-owned Changshu Xinghua Port (CXP), has spent Rmb436.5m for a 90 per cent stake in a multi-purpose terminal, Changshu Changjiang International Port (CCIP)....

Sichuan port cargo throughput up 13.5% in January

19 February 2014
General cargo throughput in the major ports of Sichuan province, southwest China province, increased 13.5% year-on-year to 7.6m tons in January 2014, according to the province’s department of transportation. Last mon...

Difficult sailing conditions on Yangtze

19 February 2014
Sailing conditions continue to be difficult in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River....

Work to start soon on Shanghai-Nantong bridge

19 February 2014
Construction work will start at the end of this month on the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge connecting Shanghai and Nantong in Jiangsu province....

MOT tries to root out sole operators on Yangtze

19 February 2014
A new regulation issued by the Ministry of Transport that takes effect on 1 March stipulates that sole shipping operators on the Yangtze will be restricted to transporting only general cargo....

Yangzhou faces crew shortage

19 February 2014
Yangzhou Maritime Safety Authorities in Jiangsu province have released employment statistics that show a shortage of more than 4,000 crew members needed for existing vessels that ply the area within its remit....

Taizhou discovers infectious bacteria in containers

19 February 2014
Inspectors from Jiangsu Taizhou Inspection and Quarantine Bureau have discovered the first case of the acinetobacter Iwoffii bacterium from a container loaded with dried shrimps from Indonesia....

Nantong sees 7% increase in international vessels in January

19 February 2014
Statistics from Nantong Maritime Safety Authorities show that there were 363 international vessel arrivals and departures in Nantong in January, up seven per cent year-on-year, carrying a total of 3.6m tons of cargo, up five...

Zhangjiagang posts 4% growth in 2013 timber imports

12 February 2014
Timber imports through the Yangtze port of Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, increased 4 per cent year-on-year in 2013 to 3.07m cubic metres. The value of these imports was up 7 per cent to US$776m....

Gales disrupt vessels in Yangtze mouth

12 February 2014
Storm force gales in the Yangtze Mouth area caused nearly 20 vessels to break loose from their anchorage at dawn on 10 February. Waves were up to four metres high, according to China Water Transport News....

Gezhouba shiplock starts 20-day suspension for repairs

12 February 2014
On 5 February, a 20-day repair project began on the Gezhouba Dam’s No.2 shiplock, leading to a suspension of operations....

Hubei to invest Rmb7bn in inland shipping in 2014

12 February 2014
Zhu Xiaoguang, head of Shipping and Ports in Hubei government, has said that the provincial government plans to invest Rmb7bn in inland shipping infrastructure projects in 2014....
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