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China's Silk Road boom weighing heavy on rail route in eastern Europe town

Rail shipments have experienced delays of over ten days at land ports in both Europe and China

Reuters 

When cargo trains from China began arriving at the Polish border town of Malaszewicze almost a decade ago, they were considered a novelty - able to ship laptops and cars to Europe in as little as two weeks, but extremely infrequent, with one service a month. However, a surge in the number of trains over the past year, fuelled by Beijing's plans to grow trade along ancient Silk Road routes to Europe, has left authorities scrambling to meet demand that has ballooned to as many as 200 locomotives a month. Rail shipments have experienced delays of over ten days at land ports in ...

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First Published: Wed, June 27 2018. 07:05 IST
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