COVID-19
<p> The COVID-19 outbreak which started in China in late 2019 and then spread worldwide necessitated a set of containment measures, such as border closures and restrictions on mobility. This affected freight turnover which was hindered by limited infrastructure and influenced the behavior of logistics market players who were forced to search for new routes. In this context rail transport became preferable over other modes of transport due to its reliability and uninterrupted functioning. </p>
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Article
11.27.2020
China Planning High-Speed Rail Freight Network to Help E-Commerce Sector

The country already has an extensive high-speed passenger network and is now looking to develop new goods trains. Rail bosses believe demand from online retailers will help drive the development of the network

Report
11.03.2020
Report
11.03.2020
Global Freight Flows After COVID-19: What’s Next?

COVID-19 will likely affect trade more profoundly than any other recent crisis. The extent of the disruption will vary by commodity, trade lane, and mode of transport, and it will be steered by local differences in the crisis’s severity

Article
10.08.2020
Strong China-Europe Rail Links Boost Cargo Traffic amid Pandemic

While the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to the world economy, it has also strengthened the rail links between China and Europe, and industry experts believe the growing volume of rail freight between East and West will aid the economic recovery of countries and regions along the routes of the Belt & Road Initiative

Report
09.21.2020
Report
09.21.2020
The Coronavirus and Its Consequences: Industry in Crisis Mode

The crisis has demonstrated how essential the logistics industry really is. The impact on logistics companies has varied depending on the types of goods they transport and which industries they serve

Article
09.10.2020
Rail Industry Faces Strong Growth Post-Coronavirus

A UBS report has found that the Covid-19 pandemic could accelerate the shift from air to rail, post-lockdown, with greater than expected growth in the rail industry over the next 10 years

Article
09.04.2020
China’s rail shipments to Europe set records as demand surges for Chinese goods amid coronavirus

Once regarded as merely ornamental, freight service along Belt and Road trade routes has become increasingly important as exporters turn to railway transport

Report
09.03.2020
Report
09.03.2020
China Economic Quarterly Q1 2020

The PwC’s Quarterly Review describes the state of the Chinese economy during the most challenging phase of pandemic-related constraints. The research focuses on the state of the private sector of the economy, the country’s exports and imports, and employment.

Report
08.06.2020
Report
08.06.2020
European Economic Forecast (Summer 2020)
In a new European Economic Forecast, the European Commission expects a deeper recession and a slower recovery for the economy of the Union. However, the blow caused by the pandemic differs from country to country with some states and industries expected to recover faster due to internal factors.
Article
08.05.2020
Railway freight express puts China-EU cooperation amid pandemic on fast track
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the freight trains have been playing a crucial role in supporting Europe’s anti-epidemic fight by opening «green passages» for the transport of important supplies and raw materials.The China-Europe rail transport service is widely expected to play an increasingly important role in the post-pandemic era.
Interview
07.30.2020
Interview
07.30.2020
Comments on the updated Eurasian Rail Alliance Index Portal by Liliana Krutonog, General Director, East, CD Cargo (Czech Railways)
Liliana Krutonog, General Director, East, CD Cargo (Czech Railways), talks about the capabilities of index 1520, digitization of transport systems and the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the logistics market.