Pandemic and recession: a double dip for New Silk Road

The current macroeconomic situation differs from a normal slowdown cycle, as it is reinforced by a virus crisis. It is not just an economic recession, but an economic crisis ánd a pandemic crisis. That will certainly result in a double dip, says Ekaterina Kozyreva of the Infrastructure Economics Centre.

‘East-West balance on New Silk Road can never be reached’

Traditionally, the volumes of rail freight going from east to west are higher than in the opposite direction. Industry players have worked hard to restore this balance with success. But, the balance will never be 50-50, warns the Infrastructure Economics Center.

From China to Gdańsk port in 12 days by Iran rail network

Behineh Tarabar Azhour DCT Gdansk, the only deep-water terminal on the Baltic Sea, has inaugurated its first container train service to/from China. It provides a faster connection than ocean shipping between the Chinese city of Xi’an and the Polish seaport: the train makes the journey in just 12 days. The delivery time could be reduced […]