Category: ESR 2019

From Atlantic to Pacific by rail and still fresh

The Eurasian railway corridor must be extended to the Norwegian port of Narvik, where it marks the final departure for long-haul transport to the US. It would make the Nordic Silk Road complete. This was the main takeaway at the RailGate Kouvola conference, held on 26 September in the Finnish city. The Nordic Silk Road… Read more ›

Logistics hub Venlo on the map in China

Venlo may be a known a logistics hotspot in the Netherlands, it is still a relatively unknown destination in China. A cooperation between three parties is to change this. Chinese companies should know that the city on the Dutch-German border has everything to be the logistics hotspot of Europe. That is at least the ambition… Read more ›

Venlo host to European Silk Road Summit 2019

While China, Russia and Kazakhstan are ambitiously developing the New Silk Road, Europe is equally important, as it is the other side of the transport chain. Large logistics hubs have understood this and taken position on the New Silk Road. Among them is the Dutch hub of Venlo: host to the European Silk Road Summit… Read more ›

Japan/South Korea – Europe multimodal route has options for new branches

This September the recently tested multimodal route between South Korea and Poland becomes a regular service. It already has the potential to be extended with new branches. Katarzyna Uklejewska-Krawczyk from PCC Intermodal explains the main features of the multimodal route and its prospectives. The history of the new route started a year ago when the… Read more ›

Fresh Norwegian salmon on the train to China

By the end of this year fresh salmon from Norway will be transported to China by rail. This will be done through Russia, which now permits the transit of previously sanctioned products through its territory. Micael Blom, railway consultant in the Nordic countries is fully engaged with this groundbreaking new supply chain. The journey of… Read more ›

Lifted Russian ban on transit traffic: big advantage with many questions

Russia has lifted the ban on the transit of EU fresh products. What impact will the decision have on the European logistics industry? Which products are allowed for transportation via Russia? What requirements should the shippers meet to receive approval? These questions have been discussed at the RailFreight Webinar took place on 19 July. On… Read more ›

Russia lifts ban on transit of sanctioned EU products by rail

Russia has lifted the ban on transit traffic for a range of products that were previously sanctioned. This includes agricultural products and foodstuffs. The measure is effective per 1 July, subjective to certain conditions. This was reported by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation with reference to Presidential Decree N 290 of June… Read more ›

Kilometre-long trains and no gauge switch: this is Railgate Finland

From China to Europe per train in 12 to 14 days; it is possible when the entry gate is Finland, and the terminal to arrive the Railgate Finland in Kouvala. Finland has the same broad gauge as the CIS states, so the train only needs to switch to another railway network once, instead of twice”,… Read more ›