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Netherlands connects with new Silk Road

Netherlands connects with new Silk Road   A new direct rail connection has been launched between Amsterdam container terminal (ACT/Netherlands) and Yiwu (China) as part of the new Silk Road.   On 7 march 2018, the first train set off from ACT’s intermodal railhead on its 11,000 km, 16 day journey to Yiwu in the

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Bold move to streamline Russian transport with e-CMR

Russia is acceding to the e-CMR convention, stepping closer to fully digital transport operations with the use of electronic consignment notes. The decision highlights the advantages of digital consignment notes with reductions in costs via faster and more transparent data input and exchange, according to the International Road Union (IRU). The use of e-CMR is

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Chinese launching another freight train to Europe

The Chinese government has said that a new railfreight route from northeastern China to Europe will be established this year. The train will run from Changchun, capital of the Jilin province, and exit the country via Hunchun Port in Yanbian, an autonomous prefecture in the Jilin province. The train will pass through Slavyanka and Khabarovsk

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Train hauls Russian confectionary to China

The Russia-based multimodal service provider RZD Logistics has expanded its offer for shipping temperature-sensitive cargo in refrigerated containers on the new Vorsino (Russia)-Chengdu (China)-Vorsino import/export route. The first high-speed container train was already dispatched on 20 October. RZD Logistics is using this train to ship Russian confectionary and cereals to China. The train and reefers departed

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Boom in Europe-China-Europe transit shipping

Russian Railways Logistics (RZDL) and its subsidiary Far East Land Bridge (Felb) have noted a 1.8% increase in container volumes in H1/2017. Overall box numbers reached 63,200 teu, 55,900 teu of which were Europe-China-Europe transit shipments. RZDL processed 30.5 million t of cargo in H1/2017, 5% more than in H1/2016. The company’s logistics outsourcing and

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Attraction of Chinese cargos hopeful

It is possible to replace a part of the lost Russian cargos to the Riga port with cargos from other countries, including China, said Riga Vice-Mayor and Riga Freeport board chairman Andris Ameriks in an interview with the Latvian public television on Wednesday citing LETA.   Ameriks said that cargo turnover at the Riga port

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Chinese ports feel the pinch

The news that Maersk Line is to end services to and from ten Chinese ports from September in a cost cutting exercise could be construed as an unhappy symptom of China’s growth slow down. In its latest trading update, the shipping giant reported an 89% slide in quarterly profit and a 16% decline in revenue,

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WANHAI to launch China-Manila-Thailand Service

Wan Hai Lines will expand further on its present intensive intra-Asia network by launching a China-Manila-Thailand Service (CMT) with its maiden voyage on 26th April, 2016, starting from Ningbo, the company said in its press release. The joint venture service will turn in 21 days with three vessels of 700 TEU type. WHL will operate

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