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Rail subsidies are one of the most controversial topics when it comes to the New Silk Road. This conundrum holds many lessons for freight forwarders working on the New Silk Road. At the time, one of the most attractive aspects of the New Silk Road were the opportunities to avail subsidies, especially while transporting westbound via rail.

(Freight trains in China. Pic Credit:Wikipedia, by Kabelleger/David Gubler)

(Pic Courtesy: Kopf + Lübben)

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.

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.

(Train Ferry in China. Pic Credit:Wikipedia)

(Linktis team in action! Pic Credit: Linktis Sp. z o. o)

New Silk Road Network’s member from Poland, Linktis Sp. z o. o. undertook charitable activities leveraging their logistical strengths. Like any growing business enterprise, one must take up pursuits to give back to the community. Recently, Linktis along with RTS Widzew Łódź, a Polish football club and the Foundation for the Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo, organised a charity drive.

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