Mainland to promote cross-strait shipping

Beijing: Mainland China is going to update policies to promote the development of cross-strait direct shipping, He Jianzhong, deputy director of the Ministry of Transport said.

The policies will include: to increase the support on both mainland and Taiwan-invested cruise companies, to provide special training class for Taiwanese crew, and to launch a container freight rate index for the Taiwan Strait for better development of container shipping.

Taiwan and the mainland will gradually realize better connections for multimodal transportation, He said. [13/12/13]

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