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

COSCO Shipping’s Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) Signs MoU Agreements with the Shanghai International Port Group

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), together with Chinese giant COSCO Shipping, the majority shareholder of PPA, and the world’s largest commercial port of Shanghai signed two Memorandums of Understanding on Monday [12 June 2017] in the Greek capital of Athens to boost commercial ties…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key Points The two MoU agreements were

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