A few months ago, New Silk Road Network’s founding member, Kopf + Lübben GmbH undertook an extraordinary transport with special permits, within the city of Bremen, Germany. A decommissioned Deutsche Bahn wagon was picked up by a low loader from the train station and then taken to an industrial area.
New Silk Road Network’s members Alexander Global Logistics GmbH (AGL) and Columbia Pro-rail Transport Services Limited have successfully collaborated to move a second-hand MDF Plant to the Middle East. AGL shipped approximately 15,000 FRT and 400 containers, of which some weighed up to 100 tons!
It is not news that for a few years, as the rail freight industry was growing many Chinese cities were contesting to become hubs along the New Silk Road. Many benefits come with being recognised as a hub for the New Silk Road, including rail subsidies. In July, Chinese authorities announced its support for five specific hubs that would be central to New Silk Road and China’s rail freight system. China's National Development and Reform Commission states that the project would effective use of rail freight and reduce costs.
InterRail Europe GmbH, a member of New Silk Road Network (NSRN), has recently started new eastbound services, with block train services from Hamburg- Yiwu and Hamburg-Wuhan. These developments will offer their customers optimal transport solutions between Europe and Asia.