21st Century Silk Road under construction

The 21st Century Silk Road is under construction from China to Europe. Unlike the ancient silk road made of caravans of camels, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious effort to improve regional cooperation and connectivity on a trans-continental scale. The Belt and Road Initiative The BRI is set to link China [...]

2018-09-10T09:15:28+00:00September 10th, 2018|Rail transport, Road transport, Seafreight|

Golden week in China

China is celebrating its National Day on the 1st of October with large activities being planned nationwide. Chinese workers are given seven days off for the period 1-7 October, and many offices are closed. The holiday is called the "Golden Week". Shipping lines, airlines and rail companies cancel their departures from China during Golden [...]

2018-08-27T10:55:21+00:00August 27th, 2018|Air freight, Rail transport, Seafreight|

France is pushing for rail transport of goods

Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne recently emphasized the push from road to rail at the inauguration of the first urban multimodal terminal Chapelle International in Paris. Logistics is a key factor in French domestic economy. It accounts for 10 percent of the gross domestic product with 1.8 million employees. On some days, in Paris alone one [...]

2018-07-19T11:25:42+00:00July 19th, 2018|Rail transport|