Metranas intermodal terminal in Prague, source: Metrans

RailFreight Webinar: New Silk Road to Central and Eastern Europe

Source: Metrans

The Central and Eastern European region has been gaining importance on the New Silk Road, also during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite the turbulent times of today, new connections were formed and new services launched. In some cases, rail has proven to be the most suitable transport mode for the shipment of essential goods.

The Central and Eastern European region (CEE) and its connection to the New Silk Road is the topic of our next webinar. On Friday 29 May, various expert speakers will be dialled in from the RailFreight studio. The webinar starts at 1pm CEST and is free of charge.

Our guests

A network of hubs such as Metrans operates has shaped the CEE region on the New Silk Road. During this webinar, Martin Koubek from Metrans elaborates on the importance of this network, and the new railway lines it offers or plans to launch in the near future.

At the same time, we will look at the New Silk Road volumes of Q1, and discuss the expectations for the months to come. Did the crucial China-Europe corridor survive the corona crisis? And which role did it play in the distribution of essential goods? Ekaterina Kozyreva from consulting company Infrastructure Economics Centre (IEC) will share her views on this, as well as Marcel Stein from rail carrier Bahnoperator.


Would you like to join this webinar? You can subscribe here. You will receive a confirmation per email. The webinar is free to attend.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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