The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

En route it passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France before arriving at the Abroñigal freight terminal in Madrid. It consisted of 30 containers carrying 1,400 tonnes of cargo – mostly toys, stationery and other items for sale over Christmas across Europe. However, the cargo had to be transferred three times during the journey as a result of incompatible rail gauges.

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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors. Also falling: Kazakhstan fell six places despite a resumption in economic growth and announcement of a long-term development blueprint. Infrastructure and transport rankings fell for Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Brazil, Thailand and Kuwait. --In

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The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As reported by OSW studies , China determined that rail service between western China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Europe would best serve the unique needs of these manufacturers. Robinson, you can choose from a wide range of rail service options including full block train, single or multiple containers, less than container (LCL) shipments, and oversize cargo service. Cargo insurance. Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation?

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Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

All of these factors point to much greater near term investment by logistics services providers in terms of development of distribution centres, and air/road/sea freight cargo facilities along with the establishment of local partnerships and regional networks, particularly where trade restrictions prevent direct investment or operations by foreign companies. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.

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