Pandemic and environmentalists put pressure on New Silk Road

Governments want China to restructure, delay repayments or forgive tens of billions of dollars of loans…

e-bike sales set to enter ‘warp speed’

Earlier this week, the UK retail supermarket chain Sainsbury’s began rolling out its Chop Chop e-bike…

Maersk halves train times from China to Europe via Turkey

The journey time for the movement of goods between China and Europe was effectively slashed in…

Charter rates soar as supertankers drafted in to solve oil glut

Charter rates: In normal times a collapse in oil prices may have seriously negative implications for…

Aramex buys way in to Vision 2030

In a further statement of its intent to capitalise on Saudi Arabia’s  Vision 2030 initiative, the…

Riyadh and Tehran draw up new ‘soft power’ battle lines at Basra

More than a quarter of a century after the road to Basra briefly became short hand…

Branson brings hyperloop to India

The journey time between Mumbai and the university town of Pune could be slashed from three…

Future of Chabahar and Farzad B high on agenda for Rouhani visit to India

Progress on the upgrade of the Iranian port of Chabahar and delays over the awarding of…

Sri Lanka leases Hambantota port to Chinese to cover loans – from China

Sri Lanka has formally handed over its loss-making southern port of Hambantota to China on a…

Milan takes fast train to China

Milan became the latest European city to join up to China’s Belt and Road initiative last…

Russia and Kazakhstan agree route for high-speed EurAsia Land Bridge

Plans for a  300km per hour  high-speed EurAsia Land Bridge rail link running from China to…

Baku helps Tehran out with loan for INSTC transport corridor

Work on the construction of the  144-km Rasht-Astara rail leg of Iran’s  section of the International…

BTK rail line opens intermodal Silk Road route through Turkey

BTK: A train pulling thirty 20-foot containers of wheat has arrived in the Turkish city of Mersin…

Russia offers Japan bridge to Trans-Siberian Railway in Far East investment charm offensive

The prospect of being able to travel from London to Tokyo without risking wet feet was…

Work starts on India’s high-speed bullet train as rail network crumbles

India’s dream of enjoying the benefits of high-speed bullet transportation came one step closer to reality…

Nord Stream 2 drives wedge between US and Brussels over Russian sanctions

Concerns that new US sanctions on Russia could adversely effect European energy companies involved in Russia-related…

Jiangxi freight service strengthens Tashkent’s links with New Silk Road

Another piece in the New Silk Road jigsaw puzzle slotted into place last Friday when a…

Athens hoping for €6bn boost from privatisations in next 18 months

Greece is looking to raise up to €6bn from the sale of ports, airports and utilities…

ADB pledges $5bn to India’s ECEC East Coast Economic Corridor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)  yesterday committed $5bn to develop infrastructure along India’s East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC)…

Petya hits global supply chain

Operations at one of the terminals at India’s largest container port JNPT have been disrupted by…

China draws Tehran into New Silk Road

New Silk Road: The China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) has been given the…

Baku FTZ up and running by year end

Baku’s free trade zone (FTZ) will begin operating by the end of the year, the director…

China pledges billions more to Belt and Road dream at first summit

China this week pledged at least a further  $20bn to the future  development of its Belt…

Alibaba to use Silk Road to boost SME trade

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is planning to  leverage China’s Belt and Road initiative to help…