All Eurasian freight articles

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    Fully digitalised transit freight between Asia and Europe

    2020-09-09T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway and FESCO have announced their first freight service between Asia and Europe to be managed using purely electronic transport documents, transit declarations and customs clearance. This forms part of the INTERTRAN technology programme which has been rolled out across the Russian ...

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    Kars Logistics Centre prepares to receive international rail freight

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The first train has run to the Kars Logistics Centre, which is being built to serve the Kars – Tbilisi – Baku railway connecting Turkey with Georgia and Azerbaijan. Full commercial operations are planned to begin by the end of the year. ...

  • Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail
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    Dedicated logistics concept developed for China – Germany medical glove shipments

    2020-06-23T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail for the German government. A batch was also sent to Frankfurt by air. The 40 ft containers are fitted with GEOtags which enable live tracking via ...

  • The average speed of consignments across the Russian Railways network increased to 466·3 km/day in May, 16·3% higher than the same period last year and 28·4% above May 2018, RZD has announced.
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    Average speed of Russian rail freight increases to 466 km/day

    2020-06-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The average speed of consignments across the Russian Railways network increased to 466·3 km/day in May, 16·3% higher than the same period last year and 28·4% above May 2018, RZD has announced. For shipments over distances of more than 2 600 km the average speed ...

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    RZD Logistics tests northern route for transit of sanctioned goods

    2020-05-24T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics has operated a trial service carrying EU goods subject to Russian sanctions in transit from Germany and Estonia to China via the northern route through the Zabaikalsk border crossing. This follows a trial during March on the southern route via Kazakhstan, which carried ...

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    Medical PPE supplies from China to Italy by train

    2020-05-22T14:01:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: DB Schenker is organising the delivery of a total of 186 containers with more than 1 300 tonnes of medical protective equipment from China to hospitals in the Lombardia region of Italy. The products are collected from the factories and taken by road to the ...

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    Maersk launches China – Turkey freight service

    2020-05-05T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Maersk has launched its first rail service from Xi’an in China to Izmit in Turkey. Departing every Tuesday, it runs via Korgas, the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Baku, and the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway with a transit time of 18 ...

  • Davies Turner says it has seen a 195% increase in bookings for its Express China Rail weekly less-than-container-load service.
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    Rail freight offered with air cargo style pricing to highlight cost saving

    2020-04-27T09:28:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Davies Turner has added a pricing mechanism based on air freight practice for its weekly Express China Rail rail, road and sea service from Xi’an to the UK. This is intended to demonstrate the potential cost savings to importers who have traditionally used aviation. ...

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    DHL targets 10-day China – Europe transit time

    2020-04-24T07:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: DHL is looking at further reductions in transit times between China and Europe, following the success of a service between Xi’an in China and Hamburg and Neuss in Germany which was launched in November. ‘With our partners in this project, China Railway, UTLC ERA and ...

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    Eurasian freight market is still developing

    2020-04-16T09:00:00Z

    ANALYSIS: Up to 2 million TEU could be moving by rail across the Eurasian landbridge corridors by 2030, according to a study commissioned by the International Union of Railways.

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    RZD Logistics launches Shenyang – Austria transit service

    2020-04-11T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics and Sinotrans have launched a transit container service from Shenyang in China to Enns in Austria via the Zabaikalsk border crossing between China and Russia. The first train carrying industrial raw materials left on March 14 and arrived on April 1, managed by ...

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    Covid-19 could push more Asia – Europe freight to rail

    2020-04-09T11:36:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: ‘I believe that the impact of Covid-19 will push many shippers to rethink their supply chains, and that could well see a lot more Asia-Europe air and ocean freight traffic moving permanently to the rail freight option’, said Philip Stephenson, Chairman of Davies Turner, after the ...

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    Flexitanks carry vegetable oil to China

    2020-04-01T06:00:00Z

    ASIA: FESCO and Rail Cargo Logistics–RUS have completed their first shipment of canola vegetable oil in containerised flexitanks from the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia to Nantong in China. The initial shipment of 10 containers carrying 216 tonnes of oil arrived after a transit time of 35 ...

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    Sanctioned European goods transit Russia to reach China by rail

    2020-03-27T13:37:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: EU goods which are subject to Russian sanctions can now be transported from Europe to China by rail using electronic seals during transit through Russia. A test shipment of frozen salmon travelled from the Netherlands to Duisburg, where it left for ...

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    ZSSK Cargo restarts freight services through Dobrá gateway

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo and its subsidiary Bulk Transshipment Slovakia operated their first intermodal block train through the Dobrá transhipment terminal on the Ukrainian border last month, having taken back management, marketing and operation of the facility at the beginning of the year. ...

  • CNR Dalian electric locomotive for Uzbekistan.
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    Central Asia transport strategy for 2030

    2020-03-10T06:01:00Z

    ASIA: The Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation programme has published its Transport Strategy 2030, building on lessons learned from the Transport Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020. According to CAREC, 1 800 km of railway was built in the period covered by that strategy. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    Trial operation of a double-stack container train on the 306 km Rewari – Madar section of Indian’s Western Dedicated Freight Corridor was undertaken on December 27. Trials are being undertaken with prototype BLCS-A and BLCS-B double-stack container wagons with 25 tonne axleloads which have been ...

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    Putin inaugurates Kerch Strait rail link

    2019-12-29T12:21:00Z

    EUROPE: The 18·1 km railway bridge across the Kerch Strait connecting Russia and Crimea was formally inaugurated by President Vladimir Putin on December 23.

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    Eurasian containers replace coal as freight market changes

    2019-11-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: Duisport GERMANY: The Coal Island facility at the inland Port of Duisburg is to be replaced by a rail, river and road intermodal terminal in a change which operator Duisport said reflects a ‘sharp decline’ in the coal market but ‘booming’ trade with China. ...

  • An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics.
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    Agreement to increase exports of Russian food to China by rail

    2019-11-19T07:00:00Z

    ASIA: An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics. The companies plan to expand the geographic range of the existing Agroexpress service, with a series of shipments ...