Belt and Road

News about rail between Europe and Asia
Intermodal terminal at Brest-Severny railway station, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarus upgrades Brest intermodal terminal

Belarusian Railway has completed the modernisation of the intermodal terminal at Brest-Severny (Brest-North) railway station. The project was worth over 9 million Euros. It will allow to improve container handling on the east-west corridor, including...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Afghan train to China is a fact

The first rail freight service between China and Afghanistan has officially been launched. A train loaded with Afghan export goods arrives in China this week. It is destined for the eastern province of Jiangxi and...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Rail freight at the Cabooter Group terminal in Venlo. Photo: Cabooter Group

Venlo host to European Silk Road Summit 2019

While China, Russia and Kazakhstan are ambitiously developing the New Silk Road, Europe is equally important, as it is the other side of the transport chain. Large logistics hubs have understood this and taken position...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight train in Kazakhstan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Dostyk-Alashankou now handles 14 trains per day

The Kazakh-Chinese border crossing Dostyk-Alashankou has increased its handling capacity. In favourable weather conditions, fourteen trains can cross on the Chinese side, while the broad gauge facility in Kazakhstan can handle twelve trains. Up till...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

UNIFE calls for level playing field Europe-China

Railway interest group UNIFE has called for a level-playing field and fair conditions between the European and the Chinese rail supply industry. This was after the Chinese state-owned train manufacturer CRRC recently purchased the locomotive...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
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
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

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
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
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
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
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
Kolyadichi intermodal terminal, source: Belintertrans

Belarus to build new intermodal terminal

In 2020 Belarusian Railway will start the construction of a new intermodal terminal for handling products transported between China and the EU. It will be located at the Great Stone Industrial Park, a joint Chinese-Belarusian...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko