Belt and Road Initiative
China’s One Belt — One Way Initiative is a program linked Asia and Africa with Europe via land and sea routes to deepen regional integration, promote trade, and stimulate economic growth. The initiative includes the Silk Road Economic Belt — the transcontinental corridor connecting China with Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Russia and Europe by land — and the 21st Century Sea Silk Road connecting China’s coastal regions with Southeast Asia, South Asia, the countries of the South Pacific, the Middle East, East Africa and Europe. The program involves attracting investment in the development of infrastructure facilities.
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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
08.26.2020
Report
08.26.2020
Value Chains Transformation and Transport Reconnection in Eurasia: Geo-Economic and Geopolitical Implications

Geographically and historically, transport and trade have united Eurasia as much as geopolitical conflicts and imperial rivalries have kept it fragmented. Since the 2000s and even more so with the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Eurasian integration (EAEU) in progress, opportunities for a major diversification and modernization of the economies of continental Eurasia via transport and trade integration, at both a regional and global level, have risen dramatically and have in fact never been greater.

Source: International Transport Journal
Report
08.07.2020
Report
08.07.2020
Global Transport: What Does the Future Hold Beyond COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on the global transport sector with all the modes of transport, primarily air and maritime ones, experiencing a strong deterioration in activity at the global level. However, some markets, for instance rail freight between China and Europe, are benefiting from the situation. The report by COFACE credit insurance company titled «Global Transport: What does the future hold beyond COVID-19?» analyzes the current state of the global transport sector suffering a heavy blow from the pandemic and presents three scenarios for the recovery of the sector.