China plans direct rail route to Europe

China is building a standard gauge rail line across Kazakhstan from Dostyk to the Caspian Sea Port of Aktau, as part of a scheme to build a transhipment-free rail link to Europe, reports Russia Supply Chain chief executive, Alexander Rogan. When fully realised, the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route could transform Eurasian trade, says its founders, the governments of Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and, as of 16 January, 2016. The ... [+]

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