China Province Starts Taiwan Direct Shipping Route
North China's Hebei Province recently opened the first direct cargo route to Taiwan when a cargo of 36,000 tonnes of coal left Qinghuadao Port for Taiwan
Direct trade routes between China & Taiwan have been frozen for a number of years.
The Wuxing 6 bulk carrier left Qinghuadao Port, China's largest coal transfer port, for the Taitung and Kaohsiung ports in Taiwan, Tuesday marking the first cargo shipment between Hebei and Taiwan.
The Wuxing 6 is owned by the Qinghuangdao Wuxing Shipping Company and received approval from the mainland's Transport Ministry in April to sail directly to Taiwan.