Customs Officials in Guangdong Province Seize Smuggled Red Wine

Customs authorities in south China’s Guangdong Province announced Wednesday they have arrested 29 suspects in a crackdown on red wine smuggling…Full Article: Xinhua June 2017 Key Points Huangpu Customs (Guangzhou) seized 490 MTs of smuggled of wine. The smugglers were active in the Guangdong cities of Zhuhai, Dongguan, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. In March 2017, Huangpu

Sea-Rail Route Linking Chongqing and Singapore Begins Operations

A new sea-rail transportation route linking southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality and Singapore was launched Wednesday [10 May 2017]. A freight train carrying 21 containers left Chongqing at around 11 a.m. and will arrive at Qinzhou Port in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in two days. From there, the containers will continue to Singapore and

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

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

Chinese Cargo Containers Arrive in Hungary via Ningbo-Athens-Budapest Trade Route

The first two trains carrying Chinese cargo containers, launched by China COSCO Shipping Group, arrived in the Hungarian capital, the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary said Tuesday. The shipments arrived here on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, respectively, from the port of Piraeus, Greece, marking the official opening of

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