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Eurasian containers replace coal as freight market changes

GERMANY: The Coal Island facility at the inland Port of Duisburg is to be replaced by a rail, river and road intermodal terminal in a change which operator Duisport said reflects a ‘sharp decline’ in the coal market but ‘booming’ trade with China.The Duisburg Gateway Terminal is expected to become a key European hub for Eurasian rail traffic when it opens in 2022. Duisport said 30% of rail freight between China and Europe already passes through Duisburg, and the [...]

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China accelerates construction of freight links

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has issued instructions to accelerate the construction of freight lines to improve the last-mile connectivity of ports, industrial plants, mining sites and logistics parks.The programme covers 127 rail links totalling 1 586 km in 24 provinces and municipalities. These range in length from a 0·9 km line for use by automotive group Volkswagen at Nanhai port in Guangdong province to a 64 km line connecting the Xuwei port area in Lianyungang with [...]

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