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April 2014

Chongqing terminal to be completed next year

30 April 2014
Guoyuan terminal in Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area will be completed next year, according to the municipality’s transport commission....

Researchers warn of possible major Yangtze landslide

30 April 2014
A study by the University of Nottingham Ningbo has revealed that a huge prehistoric landslide once blocked the Yangtze River, and it warned that such an event could happen again....

Relaunch of Wuhan-Europe railway

30 April 2014
Services have resumed on the Wuhan-Xijiang-Europe rail route after they were suspended for technical reasons. A freight train bound for Lodz in Poland began its 15-day journey on 23 April....

Premier calls for Yangtze economic belt

30 April 2014
Chairing a recent meeting in Chongqing, Premier Li Keqiang discussed building an economic belt along the Yangtze River to underpin country’s sustainable economic development....

Yichang vessel detained for draught infringement

23 April 2014
Yichang Maritime Safety Authorities detained a local vessel trying to pass the Three Gorges shiplocks on 20 April....

Yibing and Luzhou ports to coordinate development

23 April 2014
Sichuan Provincial Commission of Reform and Development hosted a conference in Yibing on 16 April, setting out a strategy to consolidate and coordinate the development of Yibing and Luzhou ports, and over time to build a regi...

Hubei pledges support to Luzhou-Wuhan-Taiwan route

23 April 2014
Wuhan New Port Authorities, representing Hubei provincial government, pledged continued support to the Luzhou-Wuhan-Taiwan route at a conference on 18 April when all the operators and relevant government departments gathered...

Stronger waterways protection urged by lawmakers

23 April 2014
The punishment for destroying China’s waterways is to be increased, according to a law drafted by the National People's Congress Standing Committee....

Hubei to set up Yangtze task force

16 April 2014
Hubei provincial governor Wang Guosheng chaired a special meeting last week focusing on the issue of speeding up the development of the Yangtze....

Fog delays 50 ocean vessels in Shanghai

16 April 2014
More than 50 ocean vessels were held back from leaving Shanghai on 10 April when the Yangtze mouth was enveloped in heavy fog, reducing visibility to less than 200 metres....

Taicang and Shanghai to operate JV terminal

16 April 2014
Shanghai and its neighbouring port Taicang have formed a joint venture agreement to operate two Taicang berths, Xinhua reported. Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) will hold a 45 per cent stake in the joint venture c...

Hubei backs water pollution control measures

9 April 2014
Hubei province, in central China, is increasing measures to fight water pollution, reported China Daily....

Jiangsu invests in expressway network

9 April 2014
The eastern coastal province of Jiangsu plans to invest at least Rmb5.63bn on expressway projects in 2014. This year, the province will aim to complete the Gaochun-Wuhu and Nantong-Yangkou port expressways, while continuin...

Badong section of Yuyi expressway in service

9 April 2014
The 172km Yichang-Badong section of the Chongqing-Yichang expressway has been completed and put into service....

Wuhan sees 21% increase in Q1 container throughput

9 April 2014
Official statistics show that Wuhan’s container throughput in the first quarter of 2014 increased 21 per cent year-on-year to 210,000 TEU, with general cargo throughput rising 16.5 per cent to 28.38m tons. Zhang Lin...

Zhangjiagang approves three new berths

2 April 2014
Three new 10,000-tonne-plus berths have passed inspection checks in Zhangjiagang’s Shengtai general terminal, raising to 77 the total number of berths open to service in the Yangtze River port. With a designed annual...

Suzhou becomes China’s fifth largest general cargo port

2 April 2014
The Yangtze River port of Suzhou in Jiangsu province recorded a throughput of 454m tonnes last year, ranking it fifth in China in terms of general cargo after Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Tianjin and Guangzhou, according to sta...

Earthquake hits Three Gorges area

2 April 2014
A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Three Gorges area on 30 March, although the hydropower facility was reported to have been unaffected....

China tightens road safety checks

2 April 2014
The Ministry of Public Security has pledged to crack down on traffic violations across the country following a number of road accidents in March....

Approval granted to China’s first market-priced railway

2 April 2014
China’s National Development and Reform Commission has approved the country’s first freight railway whose fees will be based on market demand, reported China Daily. The line being constructed in northern China...

New Yangtze bridge opens in Chongqing

2 April 2014
Dongshuimen Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing municipality officially opened on 31 March....

Hyundai to build car factory in Chongqing

2 April 2014
South Korea’s largest carmaker, Hyundai Motor Group, will build a fourth China plant in Chongqing with a designed production capacity of 300,000 vehicles a year....

Jiangxi Rongshun Shipping given safety warning

2 April 2014
Chief Safety Inspector Huang Kejian of the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport has called in senior representatives of Jiangxi Rongshun Shipping and given them a safety warning, following a major acci...

Wuhan opens new container terminal

2 April 2014
The first phase of Wuhan Huashan container terminal opened for business on 31 March....

First 30 ‘trusted’ vessels named for Three Gorges

2 April 2014
Thirty vessels have recently been granted “trusted” status by the Three Gorges Administration of Navigational Affairs....
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