Belt and Road

News about rail between Europe and Asia

‘UK not serious about New Silk Road’

The UK is too distracted by European relations to take full advantage of overland trade opportunities. This was said by Henry Tillman, a London based Belt and Road specialist. “The British are currently failing to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Freight train in Belarus, source: Belarusian Railway

Here comes the meat train from Belarus to China

Belarus intends to export meat to China by rail. The first train with reefer containers is expected to depart from Belarus in November. Belintertrans, a logistics subsidiary of Belarusian Railway, is negotiating with local meat...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New Silk Road: thinking outside the state

The West misunderstands the significance of the Belt and Road Initiative. That is the view of award-winning professor Richard Griffiths of Leiden University in the Netherlands, also fellow of the International Institute for Asian Studies....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Duisburg intermodal terminal, source: Duisport

Europe poorly coordinated on New Silk Road

Europe is not coordinated enough to deal with the surging volumes of freight on the New Silk Road. That is the concern of the Group of European TransEurasia Operators and Forwarders (GETO). The group will...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Logistics hub Venlo on the map in China

Venlo may be a known a logistics hotspot in the Netherlands, it is still a relatively unknown destination in China. A cooperation between three parties is to change this. Chinese companies should know that the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
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