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July 2014

Train derailed in central China

17 July 2014
Rail traffic was restored five hours after a passenger train derailed on 12 July between the cities of Changyang and Yichang in Hubei province, according to the local railway authority....

Yangtze container throughput falls 10.3% in half year

16 July 2014
Statistics from the Yangtze River Administration under the Ministry of Transport show that container throughput on the Yangtze fell by 10.3 per cent over the first six months of 2014 to 6.08m TEU....

Strong container showing for Wuhu

16 July 2014
The container throughput of Wuhu port rose by 23.2 per cent to 172,700 TEU in the first half of the year thanks to a raft of measures and incentives by the local government to encourage shipping, according to China Water Tran...

Chongqing Guoyuan logistics park to operate by 2015

16 July 2014
Construction of the logistics park at Chongqing Guoyuan Container Terminal is speeding up following the completion of the terminal’s 16 berths and an investment of Rmb6bn at the end of 2013....

Shanghai handles record 3.06m TEU in June

16 July 2014
The port of Shanghai posted a record monthly throughput of 3.06m TEU in June, an increase of 10.8 per cent year-on-year, according to Shanghai International Port (Group). In the first half of this year, Shanghai port handl...

Nanjing Airport T2 starts operations

16 July 2014
Terminal 2 of Lukou Airport in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, started operations on 12 July....

Wuhan to launch Southeast Asia container services by end July

9 July 2014
Wuhan New Port Authorities announced on 8 July that two new container services will be launched by the end of July, linking Wuhan with Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos....

Wanzhou-Hong Kong flights to start in 2015

9 July 2014
Wanzhou Airport in Chongqing municipality is planning to open a direct air route to Hong Kong from the start of 2015, according to the district government. The airport currently operates 10 domestic air routes, including f...

Chongqing steel logistics centre to move in October

9 July 2014
Chongqing’s main steel logistics centre is to open in a new location outside the city’s urban district in October. Steelmart Logistics Port will cover 133 hectares and has drawn investment of Rmb3.6bn....

318 highway repairs in Chongqing draw to a close

9 July 2014
Repair work on 318 national highway in Chongqing is set to be completed in October....

Yangtze DG shipping safety plan publicised

9 July 2014
The State Council publicised a national blueprint last week to establish a safety support system for shipping dangerous goods (DG) on the Yangtze River, according to China Water Transport News....

Chongqing posts 6.4% rise in cargo volume Jan-May

2 July 2014
The port of Chongqing posted a 6.4 per cent year-on-year increase in general cargo volume to 57.31m tonnes in the first five months of 2014, reported Xinhua. Over the same period, its airports handled a total of 118,600 to...

Services start on Yichang-Wanzhou railway

2 July 2014
A bullet train service has been launched between the Yangtze port cities of Yichang, Hubei province, and Wanzhou, Chongqing municipality....

Pilkington glass plant opens in Chongqing

2 July 2014
Wansheng Yaohua Pilkington Engineering Glass Deep Processing has started production in Chongqing, just six months after construction of the plant began....

Wuhan set to build 15 metro lines by 2020

2 July 2014
Wuhan will spend nearly Rmb145bn in the next six years to build 15 metro lines to connect the city centre with all its suburban areas, according to its urban transport network blueprint, published on 2 July for public consult...

Nanjing dredging project phase one completed

2 July 2014
The Nanjing dredging project, the biggest investment in the Yangtze waterway and one of the most complex technically, has completed its first phase 14 months ahead of schedule, according to China Water Transport News....

Wuhu becomes Anhui’s export transhipment port

2 July 2014
A scheduled container shuttle service between Anqing and Wuhu completed its maiden journey on 23 June, part of Anhui government’s efforts to develop Wuhu as the province’s container export transhipment centre....
     
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