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November 2014

Yantian to invest in Huangshi port

26 November 2014
A new joint venture has been established in Huangshi, Hubei province, with investment from Shenzhen Yantian Port, according to SinoShip News....

Agility appoints China CEO

26 November 2014
Global logistics company Agility has appointed Soren Poulsen as CEO for the Greater China region, covering China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Mr Poulsen has more than 10 years experience in logistics management in China....

First international air service for Changzhou

26 November 2014
China Eastern Airlines has introduced twice-weekly flights from Changzhou, the Yangtze port city in Jiangsu province, to Seoul in South Korea....

Port integration on Yangtze mayor conference agenda

19 November 2014
The 16th Mayor Conference of Central Cities Along the Yangtze River will be held in Hefei, Anhui province, on 22-23 November....

Shanghai posts 7.5% container growth in October

19 November 2014
The port of Shanghai handled 3.02m TEU in October, an increase of 7.5 per cent on the same month in 2013, according to figures from Shanghai International Port (Group). In the first 10 months of 2014, Shanghai posted a tot...

Continental opens second Wuhu plant

19 November 2014
Global tyre manufacturer, Continental, has opened its second plant in the Yangtze port city of Wuhu, Anhui province. With an initial investment of US$41m, the new plant will be fully operational in the first quarter of 201...

Sichuan embarks on spending spree

19 November 2014
Sichuan provincial government produced a delivery plan on 16 November following the State Council’s directive on developing the Yangtze economic belt, according to local media....

Tongling aims to reach 100,000 TEU by 2020

19 November 2014
Xiao Shangjun, director of Tongling Port Authority, told China Waterway News on 17 November that the local government is developing its port to facilitate the city’s rapid industrialisation....

Panama-registered ocean liner passes Changshu

19 November 2014
Pilots in the Changshu piloting centre successfully guided a Panama-registered ocean vessel when it passed a relatively shallow section of the Yangtze River on 10 November, after taking a load of more than 10,000 tons of stee...

COSCO Logistics sets up regional HQ in Chongqing

12 November 2014
COSCO Southwest Logistics has become the latest company to establish itself in Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area. The COSCO subsidiary will provide logistics services such as raw material distribution, warehouse manage...

Yangtze transhipments to move from Waigaoqiao to Taicang

12 November 2014
Shanghai International Port Group has plans to move its container transhipment business from Waigaoqiao to Taicang, according to an article in China Port Network. The plan refers to containers from the upper and middle rea...

Wuhan posts 19% growth in container throughput

12 November 2014
Wuhan New Port Authorities reported a year-on-year increase of 18.8 per cent in container throughput to 810,000 TEU for the first 10 months of this year....

Shanghai plans express rail between two airports

12 November 2014
The Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Airport Group Jing Yiming told local media earlier this month that a feasibility study is being conducted to build an express railway between Hongqiao and Pudong airports in Shanghai in...

Inland ports on the rise

5 November 2014
The establishment of “inland ports” is on the rise, with economic centres such as Xian and Urumqi leading the way, according to China Ports Network. Inland ports have emerged only recently thanks to the constru...

DG transport rules tighten again

5 November 2014
The Ministry of Transport issued a new directive at the end of October, stating that new applications for dangerous goods road transport companies will not be approved until the end of 2015....

Crew shortages hinder Yangtze development

5 November 2014
The poor pay, hard work and unsociable hours involved in working on Yangtze vessels is presenting a serious challenge to China’s ambition to develop a new economic belt along the river by further increasing its traffic...

Western China high-speed line nears completion

5 November 2014
The Xinjiang section of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang high-speed railway will go into service on 16 November....

Chongqing suffers severe overcapacity

5 November 2014
The latest official figures reveal that Chongqing’s total handling capacity has reached 3.5m TEU....
     
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