Asia

31 Aug 2016
Indian trade unions are going ahead with a strike planned for Friday despite government concessions.
01 Apr 2016
Russian railway monopoly RZD is offering significant discounts to shippers in a bid to remain competitive with over-the-road trucking, which carries the largest share of Russia’s cargo volumes.
28 Mar 2016
Moscow’s share of overland transshipment traffic fell to 35 percent in 2015 from its typical figure of 75 percent, according to Russia’s Ministry of Transport, as the country’s overland logistics network reorients itself away from the country’s capital toward China and the Asia Pacific.
22 Mar 2016
APM Terminals Pipavav, or Gujarat Pipavav Port, on Tuesday celebrated the arrival of its first double-stack freight train from Container Corporation of India’s newly-opened “multimodal logistics park” at Kathuwas in the northern state of Rajasthan.
22 Mar 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has extended a previously-announced scheme allowing concessions on handling charges for rail containers until further notice, as India’s busiest container handler tries to lure shippers away from trucks to ease congestion in the harbor.
17 Mar 2016
Russia and China have signed an agreement to build a $300 million bridge over the Amur river to link the Russian border city of Blagoveshchensk with Heihe, China, paving the way for truck and containerized rail on the corridor.
16 Mar 2016
Chennai Port Trust in coordination with Container Corporation of India has announced a new trade incentive scheme for rail containers in an attempt to lure shippers away from trucks and in turn alleviate congestion in the harbor.
15 Mar 2016
The Russian government is preparing to launch the first of two new transportation corridors linking Russia’s Far East ports with China’s northeast provinces by taking steps intended to cut transportation costs by 15 percent.
15 Mar 2016
Allcargo Logistics Ltd., looking to tap into rapidly growing logistics demand in India, on Tuesday unveiled a plan to construct a new “logistics park” at Jhajjar in the northern state of Haryana.
14 Mar 2016
Rail freight transport from Kattupalli Port is gaining speed as state-owned intermodal logistics operator Container Corporation of India introduced a new, regular train service from Kattupalli to Bangalore, a major southern inland point, via Concor’s Tondiarpet Inland Container Depot on the outskirts of Chennai, port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone said in a trade announcement.
04 Mar 2016
Two more rail services carrying cargo overland from Chinese cities to Iran and Russia were launched in February.
01 Mar 2016
Indian Railways is looking to expand its freight reach as sluggish global demand and infrastructure challenges weigh heavily on the public enterprise’s growth plans.