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Xiamen July container volume increases 10.5pc to 630,000 TEU in July

PostTime:2012-08-27 12:24:17 View:1257

XIAMEN, the largest port in southeast China's Fujian province across the straits from Taiwan, saw its container throughput climb 10.5 per cent year on year to 630,000 TEU in July. Domestic cargo grew 21.5 per cent to 140,000 TEU, according to Xinhua. In the same month, the port's throughput grew 13.7 per cent to 15.39 million tonnes. 49.11 million tonnes were foreign trade cargo, up 7.4 per cent. The report said Xiamen has successfully reversed the slow down in container growth, thanks to its effort in attracting domestic trade cargo in a time when foreign trade market is gloomy.

Fujian provincial port cargo volume sets record as it rises 11.9pc in July

PostTime:2012-08-24 09:40:36 View:1067

SEAPORTS in south eastern Fujian province handled 36.84 million tonnes of freight in July, growing 11.9 per cent year on year to a new monthly high this year, rising 6.3 per cent over June's throughput. Container throughput of these ports climbed 10.5 per cent to 942,500 TEU. Domestic trade cargo increased 15.8 per cent to 22.15 million tonnes. From January to July, collective throughput tonnage of these ports increased nine per cent year on year to 229 million tonnes. Container throughput grew 10.4 per cent to 5.82 million tonnes. Foreign trade cargo went 11.3 per cent up to 93.65 million tonnes.

Fujian's seven-month box throughput grows 9.9pc to 5.79 million TEU

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FUJIAN seaports lifted a total of 5.79 million TEU from January to July, 9.9 per cent more than in the same period a year ago, Xinhua reports. Xiamen, the province's largest port, lifted 3.83 million TEU, up 11.4 per cent. Fuzhou, second to the largest, lifted 1.01 million TEU, up 8.6 per cent. In terms of tonnage, Xiamen handled 95.23 million tonnes, up 6.1 per cent. Fuzhou's tonnage increased 9.3 per cent to 61.08 million tonnes. Collective tonnage of the province's sea ports grew 8.2 per cent to 228 million tonnes.

Transport Ministry: China leads world in container shipping throughput

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THE latest 2011 shipping statistics from China's Transport Ministry shows national container throughput of 164 million TEU and an overall cargo volume of more than 10 billion tonnes which makes the country tops in global shipping, Xinhua reports. China's waterway cargo traffic climbed 12 per cent to 4.2 billion tonnes, taking up 11.5 per cent of the country's total cargo transportation volume. China's port throughput increased 12.4 per cent to 10.04 billion tonnes. Foreign trade cargo climbed 11.4 per cent to 2.79 billion tonnes. Container throughput increased 12 per cent to 164 million tonnes. On the list of the world's top 20 container ports, eight were from China. Last year, China had 31,968 berths in operation, 334 more than in 2010, 1,762 berths of 10,000-tonne capacity or more, and 101 more of this grade than in the year before. China's vessel fleet increased 0.5 per cent to 179,200 vessels, while capacity increased 17.9 per cent to 212.64 million dead weight tonnes. Ocean shipping fleet capacity rose to the fourth of the world with 115 million tonnes.

Ten 'dry ports' of Tianjin see 11pc container volume growth

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During the first half, Tianjin's 10 "dry ports" posted a 10.9 per cent year-on-year volume increase to 82,500 TEU, adding to the steady growth of the Port Tianjin, Xinhua reports. "Dry ports" are facilities set up by coastal ports in the hinterland regions and offers convenience in customs clearance and intermodal transport, which attracts more cargo. So far, Tianjin has set up 22 dry ports in the hinterland cities and three regional marketing centres in Yinchuan, Xian and Baotou to manage these facilities. Tianjin port's Inner Mongolia marketing centre in Baotou started operation in the first half of year. The port plans to have another four dry ports commence operation this year to raise the number of dry ports to 14. Meanwhile, the port is also casting eyes on other regions with logistics demand and will select suitable ones to join its dry port network. Tianjin customs is also studying on the specific operation procedures of the pilot policy of port of origin tax rebate which the Chinese government offers to Tianjin, and is considering to cooperate with more developed dry ports on the policy.

Taiwan box volume hits 27-year high despite volatile world economy

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TAIWAN's international ports handled a total of 6.81 million TEU, representing an increase of 2.9 per cent compared to the same period last year, reaching a new high since 1985 despite volatile global economies, reports China Economic News Service. Kaohsiung Harbour handled 790,000 TEU or 69.7 per cent of the total in June to lead its peers, according to the statistics from the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC). But throughput was down 0.9 per cent year on year, followed by Keelung Port's throughput of 130,000 TEU which was down 12.6 per cent compared to June 2011 mainly impacted by routing schedules of shippers. However, the cargo load at Taichung has been on the increase to reach 120,000 TEU in June, a hike of 2.4 per cent compared to the same month last year. Taipei Harbour handled 90,000 TEU, representing a sizable rise of 43.7 per cent year on year. Cross-strait direct shipping saw box throughput reaching 180,000 TEU in June, up 8.7 per cent year on year. Taiwan-China container volume in the first half of the year reached 104,000 TEU, an increase of 9.3 per cent over the same six-month period last year to hit a new high since the opening of such direct link in December 2008.

Port of Xiamen's first half throughput rises 12pc

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Southeast China's Xiamen port posted a 12 per cent first half growth in throughput to 3.21 million TEU, reports Xinhua. The port expects to increase productivity with 16 new berths and reach a cargo throughput of over 20 million tonnes with a goal to hit an annual throughput of 400 million tonnes. The port had 17 international cruise ships call at and transported 25,968 passengers, coupled with a new night cruise service from Xiamen to nearby Jinmen, previously known as Quemoy.

Taiwan port throughput hits 27-year high

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Despite volatile global economies, Taiwan's cargo load at international harbours in the first half of the year amounted to 6.81 million TEUs, with a rise of 2.9 percent year-on-year for a new high since 1985, according to the statistics compiled by the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC). Kaohsiung Harbor hit 790,000 TEUs or 69.7 percent to lead its peers in June, but down 0.9 percent year-on-year, followed by 130,000 TEUs at Keelung Harbor, down 12.6 percent and mainly impacted by routing schedules of shippers, resulting in Kaohsiung and Keelung ports posting new lows in these three years, reported Taiwan Economic News. But the cargo load at Taichung Harbor kept increasing to 120,000 TEUs in June, up 2.4 percent year-on-year to almost the level of Keelung Harbor, the main harbor in Taiwan, with Taipei Harbor reaching 90,000 TEUs with a sizable rise of 43.7 percent year-on-year. The cargo load at harbors in Taiwan totalled 113,000 TEUs to maintain positive growth of 0.4 percent in June. Cargo load due to cross-strait direct shipping totalled 180,000 TEUs in June in Taiwan, up 8.7 percent year-on-year to account for 15.7 percent of overall cargo load on the island, with Taiwan-China container volume in the first half of the year hitting 104,000 TEUs, up 9.3 percent year-on-year

Shanghai container throughput slips

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Shanghai Port, the world's busiest container port, saw its container volume in July fall 1.8 percent from a year earlier, a rare contraction in activity, data issued by the port's operator showed, reported Reuters. Container throughput reached 2.84 million TEUs, down from 2.77 million in June. The decline in throughput in July could bode ill for China's trade in July.  

Port of Xiamen's first half throughput rises 12pc to 3.21 million TEU

PostTime:2012-08-07 09:24:53 View:699

SOUTHEAST China's Xiamen port posted a 12 per cent first half growth in throughput to 3.21 million TEU, reports Xinhua. The port expects to increase productivity with 16 new berths and reach a cargo throughput of over 20 million tonnes with a goal to hit an annual throughput of 400 million tonnes. The port had 17 international cruise ships call at and transported 25,968 passengers, coupled with a new night cruise service from Xiamen to nearby Jinmen, previously known as Quemoy.

Hebei's port container throughput expected to hit 800,000 TEU in 2012

PostTime:2012-08-02 10:29:54 View:751

NORTHERN Hebei province is working to attain a container throughput of 800,000 TEU with hopes to reach a million TEU by the end of this year for its provincial ports, Xinhua reports. To meet its target, the province will roll out a toll fee reduction and exemption scheme for container trucks and subsidies for container. Besides, it will also give more support to containerising traditional bulk cargo. Hebei is also speeding up the construction of container shipping facilities and make sure its No 22 berth's bulk-to-container conversion project be completed and No 26, No 27 container berths start construction by the end of the year. Ports in Hebei province inaugurated three new container shipping lines in July respectively from Jingtang port to Jinzhou port, from Jingtang port to Huanghua port and from Huanghua port to Tianjin port, bringing the province's the total of domestic and foreign trade shipping lines to 28, Xinhua reports. In August, there are still three other container shipping lanes to be launched in Hebei, helping shippers to further lower logistics cost.

Hunan provincial first half cargo rises 4pc to 81 million tonnes

PostTime:2012-08-01 10:29:36 View:752

HUNAN province recorded a river cargo traffic of 81.1 million tonnes from January to June, 4.06 per cent more than a year ago, and an eight per cent higher turnover of 21.54 billion tonnes per kilometre, Xinhua reports. In the same period, provincial ports' container throughput surged 43.9 per cent to 142,900 TEU, while overall tonnage grew three per cent to 89.88 million tonnes. The province attributed the growth to two reason. One was the robust increase of container at the Yueyang Chenglingji port area. The port area recorded a foreign trade cargo throughput of 96,182 TEU, up 30 per cent year on year. Another reason was the favourable weather conditions and effective maintenance of the navigational channels. Chenglingji port area's substantial growth was brought by the launch of a direct foreign trade shipping lane to Hong Kong and Macau in March.