Asia

07 Oct 2014
The Chinese government unveiled a six-year plan to develop the nation’s infrastructure and capacity, including a strategy to double the size of the port of Tianjin, in order to boost import and export flows and modernize its domestic supply chain.
17 Sep 2014
China-Europe rail services continue to grow in popularity with DHL the latest forwarder to offer a new weekly scheduled block train from Suzhou to Poland.
11 Sep 2014
The Kremlin has approved Russian Railways’ financial contribution to an intermodal joint venture with the state railroads of neighboring Belarus and Kazakhstan...
28 Jul 2014
State-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India has reiterated its confidence in being able to clear the import backlog at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva) through greater coordination with all stakeholders.
23 Jul 2014
Ship agents at India’s Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) have expressed concern over a lack of effective measures by state-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India in clearing import backlogs that have reached “unprecedented” levels at the country’s biggest box gateway.
12 Jun 2014
Ship agents in India’s Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) have called on state-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India to urgently provide more intermodal trains to tackle rising inventory levels at the country’s largest container gateway.
01 Apr 2014
Logistics firm DHL has signed a new agreement to provide rail freight services between China and Europe via a strategic partnership with United Transport and Logistics Company, a joint venture between OJSC Russian Railways, JSC National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and state-owned Belarusian Railway.
12 Mar 2014
Etihad Rail, the United Arab Emirates’ national railway network developer and operator, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi Ports Co. for the development of an integrated bulk and container railway terminal facility at Khalifa Port.
03 Feb 2014
State-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India reported its net profit in the third fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2013, was $40 million, rising 5.4 percent year-over-year from $38 million.
20 Dec 2013
Improving transit times and favorable rates give air and ocean shippers another option China-to-Europe transportation options for automotive and high-value electronics shippers are much like that famous fairly tale about a blond-headed upstart and three bears. Ocean shipping is and was the slowest and cheapest mode, with a transit time of about 30 days but at roughly a tenth the price of air cargo delivery. And air cargo offers much faster delivery, but the expediency comes with far steeper prices that many supply chain managers would like to shake.
Chinese railroad locomotive
18 Dec 2013
China over the last decade has become the world-beater in infrastructure investment, spending hundreds of billions of dollars on highways, seaports, high-speed railways and airports. Chinese investment in the movement of containers via rail, though, has been a slow train coming.
Railroad tracks
20 Nov 2013
As the frequency of Asia-Europe rail services increases costs will gradually fall, encouraging more shippers to turn to intermodal options to avoid the high cost of air freight and the slow steaming transit times available from lines, one leading logistics executive believes.