【Mar 6】Updates on Three Gorges Dam annual maintenance congestion and COSCO Shipping Lines’ Countermeasures
发布日期:2017-02-24 10:55:28783

According to the government's notice,the north channel of “three gorges dam" on the Yangtze River have been under maintenance from February 2, 2017 to March 14th. The project takes 40 days to complete. This is the most comprehensive maintenance since the gorges put into use from 2003, whose estimated impact to Yangtze feeder transportation will be up to 3 to 4 months.

Latest congestion situation

As of mar.6 the south channel of the Three Gorges will pass through upward sailing and downward sailing in turn every 48 hours.

Till now, the number of ships that wait in the vicinity of the dam to pass through Three Gorges dam accumulate approximately 916upward 414 and downward 502 respectively. At present, the average waiting time is more than 17 days. 

COSCO Shipping Lines’ Countermeasures

The Three Gorges Dam "maintenance" cause longtime congestion, In order to the reduce the impact of the “maintenance”, our company took many different approaches,

1.Launching daily “elevator barge HDS service” between Chongqing and Shanghai since Feb 25. Equipped with specific ship type, our barge vessel is able to rapidly climb over three gorges dam by dam elevator. The passing time is reduced to 40 minutes or an hour. The waiting time is dramatically reduced to less than 1 day.


Sailing Time

Service

Elevator Barge HDS service

Normal transportation

Chongqing to Shanghai

15 days

40 days

Shanghai to Chongqing

20 days

50 days

We ensure the transit time and commit 300 CNY / unit / day for more than 1 day’s delay.

l  Contact Us

Name

Email

Telephone

Yu Yu

yuyu@coscon.com

021-35124688-7352/13601973750


2.Applying river rail intermodal transportation, under which containers will be barged between Shanghai and Wuhan,then using railway between Wuhan and Chengdu.

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l  Contact Us

Range

Name

Email

Telephone

POL region   outside China

 (except Japan)

Wang Tenglong

wangtl1@coscon.com

13916145244

Japan

Jimmy Yang

yangjb@coscon.com

13817565656

Wuhan Local

Helen Tang

tangxl@coscon.com

13607197271


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