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Silk Road

The new Silk Road (part of the Belt and Road initiative also known as One Belt, One Road, or OBOR) is a Chinese economic strategy to seek better access for Chinese-made products in European markets, which includes acquiring stakes in ports and other transport facilities, and cooperation agreements with countries along the Silk Road routes.

It involves road, rail and ship, but focuses on the last two. Many countries along the route are developing facilities to handle high cargo volumes. This includes ports around the Caspian and Black Seas.

A new rail cargo service – Shijiazhuang, northern China, Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia (Ports Europe) March 29, 2024 – A new rail cargo service between Shijiazhuang (capital of Hebei Province in northern China) and Belgrade...

Italy says it is leaving China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) December 7, 2023 – Government sources are reporting that Italy has informed China that it is leaving the Belt and Road...

Chinese giant CCECC interested in Kazakhstan’s transport infrastructure

Astana, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) December 4, 2023 – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) wants to participate in the development of...

China Harbour signs MoU with Misrata Free Zone, Libya

Tripoli, Libya (Ports Europe) November 21, 2023 – China Harbour Engineering Company has signed an agreement with the Misrata Free Zone in Libya. The...

Turkmenistan as a crossroad of transport corridors

Beijing, China (PortSEurope) October 24, 2023 – A new transport strategy positions Turkmenistan as a crossroad of transport corridors. “Revival of the...

China-Kazakhstan network of ports, logistics centres and postal hubs proposed

Beijing, China (PortSEurope) October 22, 2023 – Kazakhstan wants to create jointly with China a “Partner Network” of large strategic ports,...

Delo Group’s delegation took part in 2023 Belt and Road Forum

Delo Group’s delegation headed by Sergey Shishkarev, the Group’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, took part in the 2023 Belt and Road forum...

Egypt seeks role as trade hub in the new Silk Road

Beijing, China (PortSEurope) October 19, 2023 – Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly of Egypt has attended the Belt and Road Forum for International...

The third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, October

Beijing, China (Ports Europe) September 12, 2023 – China will host the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing in October...

Port of Taranto blocks China-linked concession

Taranto, Italy (Ports Europe) September 12, 2023 – The Port of Taranto has blocked a concession to a company linked with China –...

DP World and ADUI to build logistics infrastructure in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (PortSEurope) July 11, 2023 – DP World, a global port operator and logistics company, and Abu Dhabi Uzbek Investment Company (ADUI)...

The China-Central Asia Summit – a new Silk Road?

Xian, China (Ports Europe) May 22, 2023 – President Xi Jinpin has hosted his first-ever summit with the leaders of five Central Asian nations – the...

China to build infrastructure in ex-Soviet Central Asia

Xian, China (Ports Europe) May 19, 2023 – China wants to coordinate development, from building infrastructure to boosting trade, with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,...

AIIA: China’s overseas ports acquisition program

Canberra, Australia (PortSEurope) April 11, 2023 – In recent years, increasing Chinese investments in foreign ports have attracted media attention....

AzerTelecom presents “Digital Silk Road” to Organization of Turkic States

Samarkand, Uzbekistan (PortSEurope) October 31, 2022 – AzerTelecom has presented the “Digital Silk Road” to Organization of Turkic States...

COSCO links Bosnia with the Chinese Silk Road

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) September 2, 2022 – COSCO Shipping is to link Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with the Chinese Silk Road with a...

Azertelecom and Sparkle to cooperate on the digital Silk Way project

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy, and AzerTelecom, a leading wholesale telecommunications operator of Azerbaijan, signed a...

2021 on the New Silk Road: integration of infrastructures, technologies and expertise

By the end of 2021 the volume of railway container transportation between Europe and China will make one million standard containers (TEU). Integration...

Are Chinese companies interested in Italy’s Port of Palermo?

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) December 22, 2021 – In the last month, various reports have suggested that China may be looking at the Sicilian port...

European Silk Road Summit 2021 – An ever shifting market

Event Announcement – European Silk Road Summit 2021 – December 7-8, 2021 Rail freight along the New Silk Road proved its efficiency by keeping the...

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