This week in RailFreight Live: the Middle and South Silk Road corridors

As the New Silk Road grows, so do the various routes used by trains to travel between China and Europe. In this RailFreight Live, we dive into the Middle and South Silk Road corridors, and we take a look at how they have developed over the years and what could possibly keep them back from growing more.

Our guests for this show will be Andreas Schwilling from Roland Berger and Murat Karatekin from Pasifik Eurasia. Andreas Schwilling will explain the characteristics of each corridor, how they have developed since their first train service and what is needed to make them better.

On the other hand, Murat Karatekin, who is the CEO of Pasifik Eurasia will explain how a relatively new Turkish company uses the Middle corridor to enhance rail freight between Europe and China and will highlight the company’s ambitions for this route.

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European Silk Road Summit

The topic of the Middle/South Silk Road corridors will also be highlighted during the upcoming European Silk Road Summit taking place in Amsterdam on 7 & 8 December. Andreas Schwilling will also be among the speakers to discuss the dynamics of new Silk Road routes. Are you interested? You can have a look at the programme here. And you can register here.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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