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>
Materials on topic
11 publications
Types of materials
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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.
Article
06.26.2020
China–EU shippers turn to rail after ocean capacity cuts
Exporters of Chinese goods to Europe are scrambling to shift cargo shipments from ocean to the China—Europe rail land bridge, as ship slots become scarcer due to capacity cancelations from container lines in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Report
05.27.2020
Report
05.27.2020
Review of the current state of sea and air cargo transportation market: crisis recovery scenario

The coronavirus outbreak exposed the fragility of global supply chains that move goods between countries. Due to the volatility of the logistic market, carriers are facing new risks and the need to promptly respond to changes in order to manage them. The global cargo transportation market is experiencing significant difficulties caused by abrupt decrease of the transport infrastructure throughput due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.