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June 2014

Shandong section of Grand Canal to operate all year round

25 June 2014
A dredging project has allowed the Shandong section of the Grand Canal to operate all year round....

Guangxi river to connect to Pearl River Delta

25 June 2014
Guangxi provincial government is expected to complete a major dredging project on the Zuojiang , a major inland river one-third of which is located in Vietnam....

Suzhou-Warsaw container railway increases frequency

25 June 2014
China Railway will upgrade its Suzhou-Warsaw container route to a weekly service from 1 July....

Chengdu bucks falling foreign trade trend

25 June 2014
Foreign trade in Chengdu grew 6.3 per cent year-on-year in the first five months of 2014 to US$22.4bn, according to local customs data....

Rainstorms batter central and southern China

25 June 2014
Heavy rainstorms have hit large areas of central and southern China over the past week, claiming dozens of lives, suspending flights and train journeys, and causing widespread flooding....

Jiangjin-Xishui expressway under construction

18 June 2014
Work on the Jiangjin-Xishui expressway started on 12 June....

Nanjing-Anqing railway to open in July

18 June 2014
The 258km-long Nanjing-Anqing intercity railway will open next month....

Wuhan tops air pollution table

18 June 2014
Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, suffered the worst air pollution of all monitored sites in China on 12 June, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported....

State Council plans Yangtze transport corridor

18 June 2014
China’s Premier Li Keqiang hosted a State Council meeting on 11 June when a blueprint for developing logistics for the medium and long term was discussed and approved....

Chizhou finds partner in port development

18 June 2014
Chizhou Jiangnan Industry Park in Anhui province has signed an agreement with Guangdong Jindonghai Corporation to develop port and logistics facilities in the park. The project is estimated to cost Rmb700m....

Zhangjiagang receives first batch of Icelandic sea cucumber

11 June 2014
The port of Zhangjiagang has received its first-ever imports of sea cucumber from Iceland, according to China Water Transport News. The batch of 23.5 tons of sea cucumber was destined for domestic consumption....

Sichuan enjoys rapid growth in container throughput

11 June 2014
Statistics from Sichuan Provincial Transport Commission show that Sichuan ports including Luzhou and Yibing on the Yangtze River trunkline achieved a total container throughput of 151,655 TEU during the first five months of 2...

Wuhan submits major dredging proposal

11 June 2014
Wuhan New Port Authorities representing Hubei provincial government has completed and submitted a major dredging proposal for the Yangtze River, calling for a water level of six metres between Wuhan and Anqing by 2020, accord...

Jan-May rail freight volume falls

11 June 2014
The amount of freight carried on China’s railways fell 3 per cent year-on-year to 1.58bn tons in the first five months of 2014, according to China Railway Corporation....

Wuhu posts 20% increase in January-April container volume

4 June 2014
The Yangtze River port of Wuhu in Anhui province posted a year-on-year 20.1 per cent increase in container volume to 113,700 TEU in the first four months of 2014, reported Xinhua. General cargo throughput via the port incr...

Yangshan expansion outlined

4 June 2014
Shanghai International Port (Group), the operator of all public terminals in Shanghai, is to spend US$1.79bn on expanding capacity by 40 per cent at Yangshan deepwater terminal....

Changzhou seeks out Israeli investment

4 June 2014
A community centre for Israelis, complete with a synagogue and kosher restaurant, are set to be established in the next two years in the Yangtze River port city of Changzhou, Jiangsu province, reported The Times of Israel....

Liangjiang posts 25% growth in auto production

4 June 2014
Liangjiang New Area in Chongqing, where the city’s major auto giants are located, has stated that nearly 600,000 vehicles were produced during the first four months of this year, generating an industrial value of nearly...

Chongqing-Yichang expressway starts trial run

4 June 2014
The 472km-long Chongqing-Yichang expressway was finally completed at the end of May, reducing the journey time between the two cities from nine hours to six hours, according to local media....

Record monthly container throughput for Wuhan

4 June 2014
Wuhan New Port Authorities reported that container throughput in Wuhan reached 89,000 TEU in May, a record for a single month. Container throughput in Wuhan and neighbouring ports has grown more than 20 per cent in the fir...
     
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