International Rail

International Rail

Commentary

The escalating political and economic crisis in Turkey, sparked by bribery and corruption investigations that have forced three cabinet ministers to step down, threatens to undermine the nation’s ambitious bid to become a global logistics hub.

News & Analysis

17 Nov 2014
The operator of a fixed-day weekly container train recently launched between the Russian Far East and Moscow, which has handled just 1,800 TEUs to date, says heavy demand is leading it to consider doubling capacity with a second service.
09 Nov 2014
Notable quotes from sources in news stories and analysis on JOC.com from Monday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 8.
05 Nov 2014
Rail freight transport has ground to a halt throughout Germany as locomotive drivers stage a four-day strike against Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned railroad company.
15 Oct 2014
Reefer containers will form a huge part of the cargo carried on the New Silk Way rail network between China and Europe as shippers are forced to counter the extreme temperatures found on the route.
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.
07 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday, but the German airline said it will have little impact on shippers.
Expansion of Zarubino port
07 Oct 2014
In cooperation with the Chinese government, Russian port logistics company Summa Group plans to complete a $100 million expansion of the Russian port of Zarubino in 2018, offering shippers better access to and from Northeast Asia.
06 Oct 2014
Potential Russian transit blocks and additional European Union sanctions could hurt both ports and railways in Latvia, and cripple the country's economy, Latvia's economy minister said.
29 Sep 2014
Ocean container carrier Hamburg Sud is opening a sales office in Gandhidham, India, to cater to the needs of its regular ship calls at the growing ports of Mundra and Pipavav.
29 Sep 2014
Chinese President Xi Jingping on Friday invited the strong Spanish construction sector to help build a planned freight line connecting eastern China and Spain.