Topic: BRI

Syria plans to join New Silk Road

After eight years of bloody civil war, the government of the Syrian Arab Republic wants to reconstruct the country’s infrastructure and recover its economy. One of the possible solutions could be cooperation with China. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Who do you call for the New Silk Road?

A call for co-ordination, made at the recent European Silk Road Summit in Venlo, the Netherlands, brought to mind a classic problem for international trade with continental Europe. As Henry Kissinger once said, “If I...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

‘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

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
A freight train on the New Silk Road

‘Railway transport Europe-China could be simplified’

The Chinese government has called for increased optimalisation of existing cooperation mechanisms when it comes to transport between Europe and China. International railway transport procedures should be simplified, transit costs lowered and goods should be...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen