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December 2014

Chongqing leads Yangtze vessel standardisation programme

18 December 2014
Statistics from the Chongqing Port Authorities show that 1,177 vessels of various size and more than 15 years old have been withdrawn from active service, accounting for more than 75 per cent of all registered vessels in Chon...

Anqing posts 25% rise in container throughput

18 December 2014
The port of Anqing , Anhui province, posted a 25 per cent year-on-year increase in container throughput to 40,340 TEU in the first 11 months of this year....

Zhengzhou-Wanzhou rail project approved

18 December 2014
Wanzhou in Chongqing municipality is set to become one of the major port cities on the Yangtze as a plan to build a rail link between Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, and Wanzhou has been approved, according to Xinhua....

Yibin to raise funds through port listing

18 December 2014
Sources published in China Maritime News Network say that Yibin, the most westerly port on the Yangtze trunkline, is actively considering the idea of floating Sichuan Yibin Port Company, the state-owned port operator, in a b...

Sichuan cargo throughput up 9.7% in November

10 December 2014
Ports in southwest China’s Sichuan province increased their general cargo throughput by 9.7 per cent year-on-year to 9.26m tons in November, according to the provincial department of transportation....

Wuhu port achieves throughput landmark

10 December 2014
Wuhu has become the first port in Anhui province to achieve an annual throughput of at least 100m tons. It achieved this landmark on 8 December....

LNG ships to enter service in IH 2015

10 December 2014
Chongqing's first group of nine LNG ships should be completed and put into service in the first half of 2015, according to the local port and channel authority. A 62-metre-long LNG single-fuel sand carrier, developed by Ji...

Large vessel enters service in Chongqing

3 December 2014
The largest vessel capable of sailing on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has been permitted to enter service in Chongqing, according to China Water Transport News....

Yangtze mayors pledge to build intercity links

3 December 2014
Mayors from 27 cities along the Yangtze River, including Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhan and Nanjing, gathered in Hefei, capital of Anhui province in late November....

Yangtze MSA battles low water levels

3 December 2014
The middle reaches of the Yangtze are currently experiencing their lowest water levels in five years and this has forced the Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities to deploy more than the usual the number of patrol boats and eme...

Additional investment for Nanjing terminal

3 December 2014
Nanjing Port has is to inject funds into Qingjiang Terminal along with Qingjiang Co, the main shareholder of the terminal, reported SinoShip News. The two partners will invest a further Rmb20m in Qingjiang Terminal, of whi...

China’s port throughput hit by sluggish foreign trade

3 December 2014
Port throughput in China grew at a relatively modest level from January to October, according to Ministry of Transport data....

Wuhan to develop Wuhan-Xinjiang-Europe rail service

3 December 2014
More than 250 people representing logistics providers from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and other countries gathered in Wuhan on 2 December to discuss cooperation on developing regular rail services from: Wuhan to...
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