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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.

Morocco‘s Africa-to-Europe Commercial Corridor: Gatekeeper of an emerging trans-regional strategic architecture

Michaël Tanchum: Morocco’s Africa-to-Europe Commercial Corridor: Gatekeeper of an emerging trans-regional strategic architecture, AIES Fokus 08/2020...

Ukrainian minister welcomes container train from China

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) July 6, 2020 – Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Vladyslav Krykliy, has joined a ceremonial event on the occasion of...

Statement of the High-level Conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating COVID-19

Following is the full text of the Joint Statement of the High-level Video Conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating COVID-19 with...

Greek deputy minister joins teleconference on the “Belt and Road” initiative

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costas Frangogiannis, jobs in a teleconference of the countries of the “Belt and Road” initiative – June...

PLANET Project Celebrates Kick Off Meeting

Yesterday, the project “Progress towards Federated Logistics through the Integration of TEN-T into a Global Trade Network” – PLANET celebrated its...

First container train sets off along China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan multimodal corridor

On June 5, 2020, in the city of Lanzhou, Gansu Province of the People’s Republic of China, the official ceremony of sending the first consignment of 25...

Analysis – China lends money to forward interest in Belgrade-Budapest railway, a key New Silk Road link

Budapest, Hungary (Ports Europe) May 25, 2020 – In 2013, Hungary, Serbia and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a railway that...

Georgia and Qatar discuss transport and communications

Natia Turnava met with Qatar’s Minister of State Transport and Communications – March 3, 2020 On an official visit to Qatar, Georgia’s...

Ukrainian sea ports authority saves UAH 63.44 million in 2019

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 14, 2020 – The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) has reported that it reduced expenses over UAH 277.7 million...

Georgia-Turkmenistan promotion focuses on the Lapis Lazuli transport corridor

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) February 12, 2020 – The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia and the “CBA Kaizen” company have hosted a...

Georgia was invited to host Chinese Gatsu International Investment Forum

Georgia Partnership Fund – January 23, 2020 At the meeting the sides discussed the deepening of trade-economic relations. The Executive Director of...

Venice port receives delegation from Chinese newspaper

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) January 17, 2020 – A delegation from the Chinese daily newspaper Guangming Daily has visited the port of Venice. The...

Egypt shows commitment to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Cairo, Egypt (Ports Europe) January 12, 2020 – In a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said...

China and Turkey use Baku port as transit point

Baku, Azerbaijan (Ports Europe) January 10, 2020 – China has started shipping dried fruits to Turkey via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway. In late...

JSC Partnership Fund promotes Chinese interest in Georgian products

Deputy Executive Director of the Partnership Fund Giorgi Khelaia met with the delegation of the Changba Economic Zone Development Authority of the Chinese...

MEDPorts, the association of Mediterranean ports, meets in Venice

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) December 19, 2019 – The General Assembly of MEDPorts, an association founded in 2018 to establish an area of...

Greek parliament group meets Chinese delegation

Athens, Greece (Ports Europe) December 12, 2019 – A delegation of the Greek parliament, consisting of the Chairman of the Committee of the Regions, Zeta...

Ambassador of Azerbaijan visits Genoa port

Genoa, Italy (Ports Europe) December 17, 2019 – President Paolo Emilio Signorini, Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP...

Greek and Serbian leaders discuss ports

Athens, Greece (Ports Europe) December 12, 2019 – At a meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the President of Serbia Aleksandar...

JinkoSolar signs agreement with COSCO to use Piraeus port as a distribution hub for Europe

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) December 11, 2019 – China’s JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., one of the largest global solar module manufacturers, has...

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