A regular feeder line across the Black Sea will be launched next month. The line serves transit traffic on the Middle Corridor, which connects Europe and China. The service is to become operative on 20 September and runs between the ports of Batumi/ Poti in Georgia, and the port of Constanta in Romania. The first ship to be used on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
China Railway Express

Most trains departing China now fully loaded

In the first half of 2019, the seven most important Chinese localities on the New Silk Road reported a loaded container ratio of over 94 percent on international freight trains heading for the west. These...Read more
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Tracks close to Terespol station, source: PKP PLK

Extra departure for Xian-Ceska Trebova train

A second departure of the Xian-Ceska Trebova train will be offered from 1 September 2019. This was announced by operator of the train Beijing Trans Eurasia International Logistics (BTE). The service will run in both...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Another train from Yantai, now to Duisburg

RZD Logistics JSC launched a new transit service from the city of Yantai to Duisburg. The first train with finished household products, auto parts and components for electronics production left the Chinese city on 26...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Portuguese railway track

Wish list for new legislative period EU

With the constitution of the new European Parliament Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee, a new legislative period kicks in. Two independent rail company groups, ERFA and ALLRAIL, submitted their wish list of changes and improvements...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SBB freight train, source: SBB Cargo International

SBB Cargo to plan railway in cloud

To plan, dispatch and deploy trains and staff, SBB Cargo uses the integrated standard solution IVU.rail from IT specialist IVU Traffic Technologies. The Swiss Federal Railways subsidiary is now planning in the IVU.cloud, too. SBB Cargo...Read more
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Popular greentech solutions on the train to China

Dutch agriculture and green technology is in high demand in China. From water tanks, irrigation systems to greenhouse cooling systems; they are imported from the Netherlands. Recently, the transport is also carried out by train....Read more
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Wine, illustrative

‘China has tea, France has wine’

A bonded warehouse for the distribution of wine in the Chinese province of Hubai was opened last month. The warehouse is situated in Wuhan, an important hub on the New Silk Road. The wine comes...Read more
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Hungarian railway. Photo: Maxpixel

Chengdu-Budapest linked by direct line

A rail freight service between Chengdu in China and Budapest in Hungary has been established. The new China-Europe express train left the Chinese hub on Friday 9 August and is expected to arrive fifteen days...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen