Asia

01 Jun 2022
The only real option at present for rail cargo from China to Europe is the so-called “middle corridor,” even though the transit is often longer than ocean and 30 percent more expensive than the largely out-of-bounds northern alternative through Russia.
02 Aug 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is boasting of seamless gate operations and greater efficiency, bringing smiles to shippers.
Rate cuts by the Russian rail monopoly RZD have made trucking uncompetitive with rail on some key routes, boosting the market share of the latter.
27 Jul 2016
Russia’s container trade continues to rebound, sparking an intense competition between truckers and railroads.
Officials inaugurate the new rail facility at Krishnapatnam Port, which is the latest sign of growing interest in the port by shippers and transportation companies.
26 Jul 2016
Container Corporation of India is aggressively ramping up its intermodal reach into Krishnapatnam Port.
The privatization of rail freight in India in the mid-2000s has helped intermodal shippers, but the country's railways still needs copious investment.
25 Jul 2016
India's road, rail and inland waterway systems have suffered from years of neglect and underinvestment, adding to freight delays and logistics costs.
06 Jul 2016
Waste caused by poor infrastructure is thought to cost India around $45 billion per year, or 4.3 percent of GDP, according to McKinsey & Company.
04 Jul 2016
India is prioritizing dozens of last mile port-rail connectivity projects to speed up cargo evacuation and help address chronic landside congestion problems at its ports.
21 Jun 2016
DP World is continuing its search for investment opportunities along the China-Europe Silk Road.
20 Jun 2016
Reliable, time-guaranteed freight service is becoming the new mantra for Indian Railways.
01 Jun 2016
Russia is making it easier for shippers to secure spot containerized rail transport.
31 May 2016
A container block train bound for Duisburg in Germany pulled out of the northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi at the weekend, the latest milestone in the development of China-Europe container rail links.
24 May 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest public container handler, is aggressively working to lure more truckload freight to the rails.
23 May 2016
India’s port connectivity infrastructure, which is a source of regular frustration for shippers and logistics providers, should show some improvement in the coming years.
28 Apr 2016
Fiscal year 2015-16 earnings tumbled at India’s largest port-based logistics provider, Gateway Distriparks Ltd.
26 Apr 2016
Intermodal logistics giant Container Corporation of India is moving heavily into privately operated Krishnapatnam Port, lured by new mainline service additions and strong volume gains at the minor, alternative cargo gateway on India’s east coast.
15 Apr 2016
Container Corporation of India this week lifted its port congestion surcharge on containerized freight railed to inland distribution points after its parent company Indian Railways canceled the decree that created the fee.
05 Apr 2016
Shippers moving their goods through Moscow could see their transportation costs rise 15 to 20 percent through a new ban on containerized cargo transiting through the Russian capital.
04 Apr 2016
TransContainer, Russia’s leading containerized rail operator, plans to make more investments in its network after posting a 22.6 percent year-over-year decline in net profit to 2.8 billion rubles ($60 million) even as revenue increased 16.2 percent to 42.5 billion rubles.
01 Apr 2016
Since the beginning of this year volumes across Russia’s shipping industry have begun to show signs of recovery after a dismal 2015 in which Western sanctions and the low price of oil devastated the country’s transportation firms.
01 Apr 2016
Russian railway monopoly RZD is offering significant discounts to shippers in a bid to remain competitive with over-the-road trucking, which carries the largest share of Russia’s cargo volumes.
28 Mar 2016
Moscow’s share of overland transshipment traffic fell to 35 percent in 2015 from its typical figure of 75 percent, according to Russia’s Ministry of Transport, as the country’s overland logistics network reorients itself away from the country’s capital toward China and the Asia Pacific.
22 Mar 2016
APM Terminals Pipavav, or Gujarat Pipavav Port, on Tuesday celebrated the arrival of its first double-stack freight train from Container Corporation of India’s newly-opened “multimodal logistics park” at Kathuwas in the northern state of Rajasthan.
22 Mar 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has extended a previously-announced scheme allowing concessions on handling charges for rail containers until further notice, as India’s busiest container handler tries to lure shippers away from trucks to ease congestion in the harbor.
17 Mar 2016
Russia and China have signed an agreement to build a $300 million bridge over the Amur river to link the Russian border city of Blagoveshchensk with Heihe, China, paving the way for truck and containerized rail on the corridor.
16 Mar 2016
Chennai Port Trust in coordination with Container Corporation of India has announced a new trade incentive scheme for rail containers in an attempt to lure shippers away from trucks and in turn alleviate congestion in the harbor.
15 Mar 2016
The Russian government is preparing to launch the first of two new transportation corridors linking Russia’s Far East ports with China’s northeast provinces by taking steps intended to cut transportation costs by 15 percent.
15 Mar 2016
Allcargo Logistics Ltd., looking to tap into rapidly growing logistics demand in India, on Tuesday unveiled a plan to construct a new “logistics park” at Jhajjar in the northern state of Haryana.
14 Mar 2016
Rail freight transport from Kattupalli Port is gaining speed as state-owned intermodal logistics operator Container Corporation of India introduced a new, regular train service from Kattupalli to Bangalore, a major southern inland point, via Concor’s Tondiarpet Inland Container Depot on the outskirts of Chennai, port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone said in a trade announcement.
04 Mar 2016
Two more rail services carrying cargo overland from Chinese cities to Iran and Russia were launched in February.
01 Mar 2016
Indian Railways is looking to expand its freight reach as sluggish global demand and infrastructure challenges weigh heavily on the public enterprise’s growth plans.
19 Feb 2016
The transit time for containers between Russia and India will be reduced by half thanks to a recent agreement between the countries to launch a new multimodal container route.
17 Feb 2016
Privately operated Adani Hazira Port announced state-owned rail operator Container Corporation of India has begun operating a regular train service connecting the terminal with Pithampur, a busy inland destination in the central region, increasing hinterland shippers’ access to the minor, alternative gateway.
04 Feb 2016
The Indian federal government on Wednesday approved a proposal allowing the Ministry of Railways to set up joint ventures with various state government agencies for the development of rail infrastructure projects in the country.
01 Feb 2016
Container Corporation of India, a state-owned intermodal rail operator, is set to jump into the shipping game as a non-vessel operating common carrier as part of a wider effort to diversify its business.
29 Jan 2016
China may subsidize up to 50 percent of the containerized rail traffic between it and Russia, according to recent statements from Sergei Kopiev, chairman of Yuzhno Uralsky, one of Russia’s largest transport and logistics operators.
27 Jan 2016
The downturn in global trade coupled with rising operating costs to pull down third fiscal-quarter profits at state-owned intermodal rail operator Container Corporation of India.