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The Persian Gulf has always been a crucial logistics gateway, especially to venture into the CIS region. The landlocked CIS region could only be accessed through specific gateways to export or import cargo. However, after the economic embargo placed on Iran, these options reduced even further. New Silk Road Network’s member from UAE, Astron Shipping, presents a detailed overview of accessing the Persian Gulf and the route to the CIS region. Astron Shipping has been in the business for years and are experts in sea, air and road freight. They are adept in the Gulf Area and the CIS. Apart from this, they are also capable in the field of Breakbulk cargo.

(Project Logistics conducted by Astron Shipping. Pic Credit:Astron Shipping)

Since early 2020, our lives have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, halting our routines and taking over what was once ‘normal’. But despite these impacts, the logistics industry exceeded their capabilities and outperformed themselves. In this article, the third in the series, we discern how duisport- Duisburger Hafen AG, the world’s largest inland port, fulfilled their operations and crossed their targets for the year.

(Chinazug aus Wuhan im Duisburger Hafen. Pic Credit:duisport Copyright: dws Werbeagentur)

The Middle East, the geographical crossroads between three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe, inadvertently becomes critical to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. As a gateway to these regions, the Middle East would be a missed opportunity if not engaged with. Apart from that, the area has access to three strategic water bodies: the Mediterranean, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. As of now, 136 countries have signed development MOUs with China. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, China integrates the framework of “1+2+3 elements”: energy cooperation, infrastructure building, and nuclear power industry.

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Intermodal and multimodal transport are the buzzwords of the industry. Many logistics companies engage in these forms of freight movement depending on the contract and optimisation of the freight process. In this article, we engage in a deeper exploration of these two forms of transport to understand their significance in moving goods between Asia and Europe. Furthermore, what interests us is the scope of these forms and what opportunities can be carved from them.

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(Pic Credit: Anil Mantra Logistix)

Anil Mantra Logistix, a New Silk Road Network member, was awarded the Asia Logistics and Supply Chain Leadership Award this month, organised by the prestigious Asian Leadership Awards. Hosted since 2011, Asian Leadership Awards salutes remarkable business leaders and organisations in Asia for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.

(Pic Credit: IGS Schreiner)

New Silk Road Network’s member IGS Schreiner GmbH has recently invested in four new swap bodies that are now delivered and in use. This is an initiative into investing in development and growth. Swap bodies are standard freight containers typically used for road and rail transport. Swap bodies are known to be more durable and secure as compared to regular containers.

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