Belt and Road

News about rail between Europe and Asia
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
Salmon from Norway

Fresh Norwegian salmon on the train to China

By the end of this year fresh salmon from Norway will be transported to China by rail. This will be done through Russia, which now permits the transit of previously sanctioned products through its territory....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Milan-Xi’an Freight Express, source: Hupac

Hupac launches Milan-Xi’an container train

Swiss intermodal transport operator Hupac has launched a new rail freight service to China. It links Milan with Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province. The connection is organised in partnership with Xi’an International Port Area Haidebang...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Russian container train near Lake Baikal, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

New cooperation for overseas infrastructure projects

The international engineering federation FIDIC has signed a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding with the Chinese contracting company CHINCA. Both companies are dedicated to overseas infrastructure and construction projects. They want to improve collaboration between businesses...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

China invests in Belt & Road of Arab countries

China has signed cooperation agreements with 18 Arab countries on jointly building the Belt and Road. This was announced by the Chinese ministry of commerce last week. China-Arab cooperation on the Belt and Road has...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen