The 5th European Silk Road Summit was held in the Netherlands

Seetao 2021-12-30 10:30
  • This summit is hosted by Promedia Group, a large Dutch logistics and publishing company, and will held in both offline and online ways.
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The two-day Fifth European Silk Road Summit was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More than 300 railway freight professionals from all over the world gathered together and conducted in-depth exchanges on the latest development trend of China-Europe Express.

This summit was hosted by Promedia Group, a large Dutch logistics and publishing company, and it was held in both offline and online ways. The group’s project manager Kim De Vos told reporters that the European Silk Road Summit aims to build a platform for logistics and transportation companies, policy makers, academia, etc., related to the operation of China-Europe Railway Express, to exchange information and strengthen cooperation to integrate Resources to promote the sustainable development of China-Europe Express.

According to statistics released by the summit organizers, in 2021, the China-Europe Express train route through Russia has not been affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic. From January to September 2021, the container transportation volume of this route has increased by 47% compared with the same period in 2020, reaching 568,700 TEUs, which is more than the full-year transportation volume of 2020. In 2020, the freight carried by the China-Europe freight train was 24.624 million tons, an increase of 7.9 times compared with 2016. Since the first China-Europe train departed from Chongqing in March 2011, the China-Europe train has operated more than 40,000 times.

Contrarian growth

The editor-in-chief of "International Railway Freight News Network", who hosted many events at the summit, told reporters that in the early days of the China-Europe Express, many people in Europe were not optimistic about the development prospects of the China-Europe Express, but facts have proved that this is true. A very successful international logistics channel. Compared with sea freight, rail freight is faster; compared with air freight, rail freight is cheaper. More importantly, rail freight is the greenest way in international logistics channels.

The Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland, Ville Skinnery, stated that the China-Europe Railway Express has greatly shortened the freight time and has significant advantages in terms of time cost. At the same time, the carbon emission of railway freight is relatively low, and it has obvious advantages in environmental protection and sustainability. Keywords: One Belt One Road, One Belt One Road News, One Belt One Road Project, Overseas Projects

Van Layne further pointed out that under the epidemic situation, the advantages of the China-Europe Express train have become more prominent. In the case of sea transportation and air transport interruption, the China-Europe Express bucked the trend and continuously delivered anti-epidemic materials and production materials to fight the global epidemic. It has made important contributions to ensuring the stability of the international industrial chain and supply chain. "The attendees of this summit are in unprecedented grandeur, and everyone is full of confidence in the development prospects of the China-Europe Express, and hope that the economy can be restored as soon as possible with the help of the China-Europe Express."Editor/XuNing