Asian Logistic speeding along the New Silk Road at the Transport Logistic exhibition
The China Europe railway transport service
The Transport Logistic in Munich represented the perfect location where meeting our longterm freight forwarding partners and building new collaborations in order to strenghten our China Europe railway service.
The discussion with the main operators of the rail sector has confirmed the importance of the topic: the China Europe railway transport service is an excellent alternative to the air freight that needs 5 days to ocean freight that needs 6 weeks. Rail freight needs 15 days, it could be 12 days (Prof. Hans-Christian Pfohl, Supply Chain and Network Management, TU Darmstadt)
Rail is gaining more traction in the market, with its combination of speed and price attracting some shippers and being environmentally sustainable. 2018 saw 370,000 teu transported by rail between China and the Europe, up 35% on a year earlier.
The New Silk Road at Transport Logistic
The New Silk Road was one of the top topic at Transport Logistic in Munich: “this year 64 exhibitors came from China, almost double so many as in the previous event. The Chinese companies are looking for partners in Europe”, said the Managing Director of the exhibition Stefan Rummel.
One Belt, One Road is the largest construction project ever, it will change enormous sectors of the transport and logistics industry.
As the name suggests, the project develops along two main directions: One Belt, or the terrestrial route (the economic belt along the Silk Road), a network of roads, railway lines, energy infrastructures (pipelines for the transport of oil and natural gas) and telecommunications networks (fiber optic connections), which extends from China to Europe, crossing Western Asia, Central Asia and Russia. One Road, which indicates the maritime route, a network of port calls and logistics infrastructure connecting the Far East with the European market through the ocean routes and the Suez Canal. (translated from cresme.it)
As summarized by the World Bank, “the initiative aims to strengthen infrastructure, trade and investment links between China and some 65 other countries that account collectively for over 30 percent of global GDP, 62 percent of population, and 75 percent of known energy reserves.”(worldbank.org)
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