It is often said that the European railways network is a patchwork of different systems and interests. A quite different impression stems from the Scandinavian cooperation. Especially when it comes to the ambition to develop the Nordic Silk Road, Norway, Sweden and Finland are on the same track.
IEC – Infrastructure Economics Centre is an independent think-tank based in Moscow and in Paris bringing together international expertise in macroeconomic analysis and transportation modelling. IEC recently contributed to UIC study ‘Eurasian corridors: development potential’ and the expert team was involved in elaboration of various business strategies for railway administrations, forwarders and operators, as well in decision-making support for the authorities, including UN projects. IEC is a member of Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation, providing annual macroeconomic overviews for its members.
The "China Post" CR Express 1st block train is unloading in Vilnius, Lithuania, April 14, 2020. The first train of a new postal rail service to Europe, loaded with much-needed medical supplies, arrived early Sunday in Vilnius, according to the Chinese Embassy in Lithuania. Launched by Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, it is the first of its kind to Lithuania. The rail service aims to meet the rising demand for international parcel delivery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.