China's "Belt and Road"

China's "Belt and Road"

China's "Belt and Road" plan is a multi-billion initiative aimed at linking Asia with Europe and Africa, and the countries in between. The plan, formerly known as "One Belt, One Road," brings together the landside Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road developments. The Silk Road Economic Belt connects China, Central Asia, Russia and Europe (the Baltic), linking China with the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean through Central Asia and West Asia, and connecting China with Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Indian Ocean. The 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road is from China's coast to Europe through the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean on one route, and from China's coast through the South China Sea to the South Pacific.

China-Europe rail services cut transit times
02 Jul 2019
Despite huge growth in container volume transported by rail between China and Europe, the journey time is decreasing as services become more efficient.
29 Mar 2019
Container lines with the financial muscle — or state backing — are forging ahead with strategies aimed at controlling a greater portion of the container supply chain.
Trucks travel on a highway in China.
30 Nov 2018
Shipper demand for faster China-Europe alternatives to ocean freight is the driving force behind rising rail volume and the rapid development of new services on the intercontinental route, such as trucking.
A freight train travels across China.
04 Oct 2018
China’s government has invested billions in the China-Europe rail network, and volume, propelled by subsidies, has surged. However, those subsidies have created other downsides for shippers and the broader market.
Shanghai, China.
23 Aug 2018
Launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative is now a major cornerstone of China’s foreign policy.
20 Jul 2018
E-commerce and high-speed rail are enabling China-Europe rail services to give the air cargo industry a run for its money.
06 Feb 2018
The improving economies of Central Asia are pushing up demand for rail freight across Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
12 Dec 2017
HMM said in December that Samsung SDS, LG Electronics, Hyundai Glovis, and several other companies have expressed interest in Asia-Europe rail.
04 Dec 2017
The growth of rail volume on the China-Europe rail routes has been rapid in the past year, but limitations on the trade route are being exposed.
30 Nov 2017
The opening of the Turkmenbashi seaport in Turkmenistan gives shippers interested in using China-Europe rail one more routing option.
08 Nov 2017
APM Terminal's Zeebrugge facility is now 76 percent owned by Cosco Shipping Ports.
30 Oct 2017
China had planned to divert 15 percent of its overall container flows between it and Europe.
30 Oct 2017
Moves to shift European cargo from truck to rail ignores the fact that shippers choose their transport mode based on their individual supply chain needs.
17 Oct 2017
Johan Nanninga, CEO of Guangzhou Port (Europe), breaks down the current state of the Asia-Europe rail network and outlines what the market will look like when it matures.
17 Oct 2017
Improve Europe's structural inadequacies and cut tariffs on the China-Europe rail network, is the message from a rail industry association executive.
27 Sep 2017
US exporters and importers from the East Coast perhaps will drive rail and trans-Atlantic transport combinations that can offer better reliability than ocean routes to and from Central China.
20 Sep 2017
The number of overseas port locations with investment from China’s big three terminal operators has tripled in the past five years.
11 Sep 2017
Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd. has agreed to a deal that will give it full ownership of the APM Terminals Zeebrugge container terminal.
04 Sep 2017
Paranagua is Brazil’s leading port for soy exports.
31 Aug 2017
The effects of a weak start to the year for Kerry Logistics were reversed by a strong second quarter and the Hong Kong-based company is expecting a positive full-year result.
17 Aug 2017
The dispute focuses on efforts to modernize the Trans-Siberian Railway.
09 Aug 2017
The growing popularity of shipping containers by rail from China to Europe is leading to delays as increasing cargo volume begins to overpower European terminals.
03 Aug 2017
“We will work together with Abu Dhabi to build the UAE-China Industrial Capacity Cooperation Demonstration Zone into a landmark program of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.”
26 Jul 2017
China Merchants Port Holdings also owns and operates Colombo International Container Terminal.
13 Jul 2017
China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.
05 Jul 2017
DB Logistics said it plans to operate five services a week carrying up to 200 cars by the end of the year.
13 Jun 2017
Globalink Logistics has been named as the forwarder partnering with Kerry Logistics in a Central Asia-wide joint venture to capitalize on rising volumes through the China-Europe rail corridor.
12 Jun 2017
The $228 million deal comes in the wake of similar deals in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East — including the purchase of Rotterdam’s Euromax Terminal and a majority stake in Greece's largest port, Piraeus.
09 Jun 2017
The largest and most ambitious global infrastructure project is China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and the United States is falling behind.
06 Jun 2017
The agreement calls for an investigation into the possibility of establishing a rail connection between the two ports.
02 Jun 2017
The Hambantota project is one of several Chinese backed ports in the Indian Ocean.
22 May 2017
Nippon Express wants to capitalize on the growing demand for such services.
22 May 2017
The deal follows the official adoption earlier this year of an ambitious development plan for the port.
09 May 2017
The move will impact port and supply chain investments under the Belt and Road program.
22 Mar 2017
Beyond the headline numbers of multi-billion-dollar investments, Belt and Road is an opaque concept.

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