Cargo traffic between Russia and China has grown to 128 million tons and other trends in global logistics in Eurasia. ERAI rating based on the results of 9 months of 2023
Russia and Belarus join forces in developing digital solutions to improve railroad logistics
The Finnish government has decided to shut down all its eastern border crossings adjacent to Russia.
The argument that Deutsche Bahn should be split into two separate companies—one for infrastructure and one for operations is gaining more support.
National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, JSC (NC KTZ, JSC), plays an active part in the creation of Eurasia’s new transport framework
This year seems to be the year of rail for electric vehicle (EV) transport between China and Russia. The Russian Federal Customs Office revealed that Russian electric vehicle imports increased by 250 per cent in the first nine months of 2023, with the vast majority of them coming from China. Rail has played a critical role in the growth since RZD has been increasingly transporting vehicles on its trains.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation saw him introduce eight new strategic goals for the BRI — many of them closely tied with Beijing’s goals of attaining «high-quality» growth over the coming years.
Uzbekistan has made a number of proposals to expand cooperation between SCO member states in the transport sector, Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov said at the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation countries in Bishkek on 26 October.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is known for its large infrastructure projects and power plants. Now the programme is to become greener. The partner countries are also demanding this. But the process is still in its infancy.
On August 22, 2023, Dan QI, the General Manager of Yuxinou (Chongqing) Logistics Co., Ltd., bid a heartfelt farewell to his colleagues in his personal social circle. Yuxinou is the first platform company in China to operate the China-Europe freight train service. Dan QI has led this company for over a decade.
Construction of a new railway line in the Almaty area, in the southeast of Kazakhstan near the Chinese border. According to Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), this line will create a bypass avoiding the Almaty station, currently considered «under strain». The new line will run for roughly 80 kilometres between Zhetygen and Kazybek Beka, north of Almaty.
Operated by the freighter Bai Zhaoxin, cranes are busy transferring containers from China-Europe freight trains from broad gauge to standard gauge at the Alataw Pass, a major land port on the China-Kazakhstan border in the far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
1520 International sat down with Chairman of the Board of UTLC ERA Alexey Grom, who talked to us about the company’s development this year — the figures that the company achieved through the 3rd quarter of 2023, its share in the container shipments market, expansion of the geographical reach of its own services, and strategic growth areas for the company.
In Europe, demand for available rail infrastructure continues to increase sharply. Indeed, further modal shift towards this more sustainable type of transportation is a key element to reaching climate targets. Continuous monitoring of rail assets and infrastructure has the potential to make rail safer, more available, and more economical. One company working on developing this technology is Railway Metrics and Dynamics Sweden (RMD).
A new rail logistics terminal in Kazakhstan’s Almaty has entered the construction phase. The project is developed by KTZ together with China’s Xi’an Dry Port. The purpose is to create a terminal that will function as a platform serving e-commerce volumes.
The Russian government is looking into granting increased subsidies to compensate for goods transportation costs over the North-South Corridor.
The ALG Company terminal in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is set to undergo a transformation to cope with growing demand and transported volumes. The terminal aims to expand its capacity and change its operational model. A European company, Germany-based HPC Hamburg Port Consulting, specialising in strategic developments in rail terminals, among other things, has devised the concept based on which the terminal will change an operational page.
Lavna port will serve as a Northern Sea Rout junction point and will be part of the Murmansk transportation hub.
Cooperation within the bounds of the EAEU and BRICS is fostering the growth in trade between the member countries