Tag: One Belt One Road

COSCO acquires dry port in Kazakhstan following OBOR strategy

Khorgos dry port

Chinese COSCO Shipping aggressively invests in ports and logistics hubs, writes Nikkei Asian Review and tells about its recent acquisitions of the Spanish port operator Noatum and an inland logistics hub in Khorgos, Kazakhstan. Whereas the Noatum deal has been widely highlighted in the media, including Port.Today, the deal with Kazakhstan’s terminal passed largely unnoticed. […]

India develops its own Silk Road

The Container Supply Chain Conference within TOC Europe 2017 held in Amsterdam this week has brought up the question of the impact of China’s concept of One Belt One Road on future container trade and infrastructure projects in Eurasia. Hercules Haralambides, professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, presented a holistic overview […]

UK-China container rail service launched

The first ever UK-China container train departs today from DP World London Gateway for the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang province, eastern China, reports BBC. The unique rail freight service will pass through the Channel Tunnel and thereafter cross 7 countries – France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan – making 12,000 km in […]

PSA enters China’s railway container terminals market

One of the leading global port operators Singapore-based PSA has invested in China United International Rail Containers Co., Limited (CUIRC), a Sino-Foreign joint venture (JV) with a mandate from the government of the People’s Republic of China to develop and operate 18 railway container terminals within the country, announces PSA’s press release. The investment has […]