From 22 to 28 May 2020, the annual session of the Chinese Parliament – the General People’s Congress – was held in Beijing, postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic from the traditional March deadline.
Port resilience to COVID-19 economic effects
In spite of the fact that the recovery in China is seen, the tensions in Eurasian supply chains are not yet over. According to analysts, the rebound in trade in China will lead to a sudden increase in the number of containers and temporary shortages of ship capacity. At present, it is Europe that is […]
Eurasian supply chains in times of COVID-19
The current conditions for Eurasian transport are extremely stressful. According to analyses of leading international institutions, this article attempts to diagnose the current impact of the pandemic on the disruption of supply chains in European ports, including those of Central and Eastern Europe.
Intelligent growth of shipping in China
China will make breakthroughs on the key technologies of intelligent shipping and become a global intelligent shipping development and innovation centre by 2025.
Chinese shipyards resume production
China is already showing clear signs of economic recovery, according to a report by the Polish Economic Institute. Production has been resumed by the vast majority of the local shipyards, including private companies.
The EU-China Connectivity Platform
The European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China (China) are committed to maintaining and developing strong and fruitful relations in the area of transport. In an effort to improve transport connectivity, the European Commission (DG MOVE) and the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) established a Connectivity Platform in 2015. The […]
Advice for shipping companies on the new type of coronavirus COVID19
17+1 Secretariat continues to work remotly despite coronavirus COVID19, that spread across the whole world. The maritime sector has a key role to play in overcoming the crisis. We must support and encourage all staff working in transport.
China become a green shipping leader
The Chinese government’s latest five-year plan aims to “put into effect the philosophy of innovative, coordinated, green, open, and shared development”. Chinese authorities clearly recognise the need to “open up” in order to integrate into the world economy in the field of green shipping.
First regular railway service to connect China with Gdansk
DCT Gdansk launched the first permanent railway connection of the Euro China Train. The train will regularly arrive from Xi’an in China via the Adampol Małaszewicze land terminal to the DCT maritime container terminal in the Port of Gdańsk.
Slavonia to Dalmatia in under 4 hours: the A1 motorway
As well as providing a connection to the Port of Ploče (Croatia), the A1 motorway will connect four major Bosnian cities: Doboj, Zenica, Sarajevo and Mostar. It also connects Međugorje, Kravice and Počitelj; all of which are world-class tourist destinations.