Topic: New-silk-road

‘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
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
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
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
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