[photopress:Pearlriver.jpg,full,alignright]China Shipping has announced that by the end of 2010 the volume of container cargo transportation on the Pearl River in southern China will total 10 million TEUs. The Pearl is China’s third longest river running for 2,200 km and is formed by convergence of the Xi Jiang (‘the West River’), the Bei Jiang (‘the North River’), and the Dong Jiang (‘the East River’.) It flows through the majority of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Guizhou Provinces and parts of Hunan and Jiangxi.
The recently released Shipping Development Plan for the Pearl River states that the Ministry of Communications and the governments of Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangdong province and Guangxi Autonomous Region will invest a total of US$1.8 billion on the construction of infrastructure at the Pearl River to cope with the increased traffic.
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