Chinese Construction Company Expected to Complete First Berth of Kenya’s Lamu Port in 2018

Chinese construction firm, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) is on course to complete the first berth of the Lamu port in mid 2018, Kenyan officials said on Thursday [6 April 2017]. Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority Director General Sylvester Kasuku told a media briefing in Nairobi that dredging works began in October 2016

Guangxi’s Fangchenggang Port Links Up with Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to the Benefit of the Fruit Trade

A ship loaded with fruit from ASEAN countries arrived at Fangchenggang Port Monday, marking a new shipping route for transporting fruit, local authorities said Wednesday [22 March 2017]. The shipping route from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh to the port city of Fangchenggang in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is operated by four ships from

Shandong Province’s Longkou and Qingdao to Establish Agricultural High-Tech Zones

Recently, the provincial government made an agreement to set up a new Agricultural High-tech Industrial Development Zone on the west coast of Qingdao. Moreover, the Longkou provincial Agricultural High-tech Industrial Development Zone was also approved at this time…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Mar 2017 Key Point The new agricultural projects near The Port of Longkou and

Shanghai FTZ to Become Free Port

Shanghai has moved to deepen reforms by reinventing its pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) into a world-class free port, Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday [14 February 2017]. Such an ambition would be accompanied by plans to further relax import cargo controls and streamline customs clearance in accordance with international practice…Full Article: ECSN.cn Feb 2017

COSCO Shipping Ports Increases its Stake in Qingdao Port International (QPI) to 18.41%

COSCO Shipping Ports will acquire a 16.82 percent stake in Qingdao Port International (QPI), operator of China’s sixth-busiest port, the company said on Sunday [22 January 2017], expanding COSCO’s port network. Under the agreement, Shanghai China Shipping Terminal Development, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipping Ports, will pay 5.8 billion yuan ($844 million) for the shares

Shandong-based Company to Expand Australia’s Port of Darwin to Handle More Trade, Including Live Cattle

The Chinese company which purchased the 99-year leasing right for the Port of Darwin announced on Tuesday [31 May 2016] an 18-million-U.S dollar expansion of its operations, just months after taking control of the port. Landbridge Group, owned by Chinese billionaire Ye Cheng, said it would be expanding its operation in Darwin, with a one-km

Guangdong’s Zhanjiang Port to Take the Lead on Fruit Imports from ASEAN Countries

AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China) has confirmed recently that Zhanjiang is approved as the designated port for imported fruit entry. It will become an easy China-ASEAN fruit trade access for southwest area…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2016 Key Point From 2014 to 2015, the fruit

China’s Qingdao Port and Africa’s Port of Djibouti Sign Partnership Agreement

The port of Djibouti and China’s Qingdao port have signed a partnership agreement in the Djibouti capital. The agreement, which was signed on Wednesday [13 April 2016] by Djibouti port’s director general Saad Omar Guelleh and the vice-president of Qingdao port Cheng Xinnong, aims to reinforce Djibouti port’s human resource capacities and logistical means. It