Demand for rail services between China and Europe has risen sharply since COVID-19 slashed air and ocean capacity, with bottlenecks developing at key border crossings.
05 Nov 2019
The rail freight transit times from China to Europe are shortening as forwarders adjust service routes to avoid bottlenecks at major train transfer hubs.
20 Sep 2018
The China-Europe rail services have been growing rapidly as shippers seek a price/time middle ground to that offered by costly-in-comparison and faster air cargo services to cheaper but slower ocean routing.
12 Jun 2018
More, faster rail route options with more reliability/visibility, are the chief reasons China-Europe rail use is increasing. Add the historic time advantage over ocean freight and cost advantage over air cargo and the net result is a shift in rail from an “interesting option” to “preferred transport mode" for many shippers.
11 May 2018
A confluence of factors have lengthened Asia-Europe freight train travel times.
06 Feb 2018
The improving economies of Central Asia are pushing up demand for rail freight across Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
01 Feb 2018
Not all shipping hubs are water-based. Land-locked Belarus is strategically positioned, geographically, to become a major transit hub for container cargo transported from China to the European Union via train and truck.
25 Nov 2015
China's leaders seldom miss an opportunity to punt their Belt and Road trade strategy, and when Premier Li Keqiang met with Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius in east China's Suzhou City, he called for more progress in joint railway and port projects.
15 Jun 2015
The creation of a containerized rail operator by the Eurasian Customs Union is aimed at capitalizing on growing volume moving between Europe and Asia.
27 May 2015
China is looking at investing in the outer reaches of the One Belt One Road trade footprint as state-owned China Merchants Group considers a deal with Lithuania’s port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea.
01 Dec 2014
Eurasian Economic Union and Mercosur officials met last week to see how members could strengthen trade relations and increase the movement of goods between trade blocs.
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