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  1. Future is shipshape

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the world's largest areas for processing cargo. When Ningbo and Zhoushan ports merged in 2006, the combined entity became the world's second-largest port. Today, it continues to thrive, drawing ... countries and regions. The port has 191 operational berths, with more in the pipeline. Last year, Ningbo Port handled 385 million tonnes of cargo, up 19.2 per cent from 2010, with container ...

  2. Grand Canal extension stops short of the sea

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen In 605AD, a Sui dynasty emperor named Yang Guang decided that China should have a 2,000-kilometre canal between Beijing and Hangzhou that should be deep enough for large cargo ... of the country's river cargo transport. In fact, according to a study by the Provincial Planning, Design and Research Institute of Transportation last year, more than 80 per cent of Zhejiang's cargo ...

  3. Billions for Yangtze canals to take pressure off roads

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... by cargo tonnage. The government planned to spend tens of billions of yuan on the project over 10 to 15 years, Lau said. Part of the plan involved creating eight new feeder ports in the delta. Last year, cargo tonnage along the Yangtze River- including Shanghai and Ningbo- accounted for 58 per cent of the country's cargo throughput of 6.9 billion tonnes and 36 per cent ...

  4. Port of Shanghai sees a slowdown

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... months of this year. Shanghai's container throughput rose 3.6 per cent to 4.8 million twenty foot equivalent units (teus) in January and February, while cargo throughput grew 7 per cent to 76.16 million tonnes, according to the website of Shanghai International Port Group, the port operator. Cargo throughput for the whole of last year rose 13.1 per cent. While container throughput ...

  5. Shanghai to develop a vessel for river and sea to cut transport costs

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing has earmarked one billion yuan (HK$1.13 billion) to develop a new generation of ships capable of carrying cargo from inland waterways to the deepwater ... River are not seaworthy. According to research by the Shanghai People's Political Consultative Conference, less than one-third of cargoes going through Yangshan Port facilities ...

  6. Grand Canal becomes backdrop for city life

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be a dynamic part of the city's economic and cultural life. While it once primarily transported grain, its main cargo today is coal and construction materials. The canal carries 20 per cent of China's volume of inland waterway cargo, according to a 2008 study by the Ministry of Communications. Until recently, the canal was seen as a utility or a nuisance rather than a tourist ...

  7. Business Digest

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nanjing, where China Gas recently obtained a concession to supply natural gas to the city's buses, taxis and residential and industrial users. Enoch Yiu airport sees passenger and cargo ... a year ago. Cargo volume also received a boost with a 4.5 per cent increase to 283,000 tonnes from 270,880 tonnes a year ago. Airport Authority estimates show passenger traffic for the past 12 ...

  8. Shanghai unveils shipping hub master plan today

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... attract more shipping firms and other companies that move cargo by land transport to use Shanghai's ports, while the arbitration court would be a required feature for a shipping hub, analysts ... front, expected to be released today. The People's Daily reported in March that Shanghai cargo throughput rose 3.6 per cent last year to 582 million tonnes, making it the world's ...

  9. HK Airport keen to retain stake after Xiaoshan IPO

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... of cargo and passengers from Shanghai,' Mr To said. Space and landing time slots were Xiaoshan's advantages over Shanghai's airports- Hangzhou would strengthen its air cargo operations, especially express cargo, and explore the market of low-cost carriers, Mr To added. DHL and FedEx, the world's leading express cargo operators, have domestic parcel operations ...

  10. Shanghai sets sail towards stardom

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... from the second half, the Shanghai port with its advantage of being situated relatively close to downtown, topped the world in cargo throughput at 528 million tonnes and handled 28 million ... up a bigger co-ordinating role among the mainland's competing government agencies, take into account cargo owners' changing demands and be more innovative and liberal in serving ...




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