It’s a reasonably long article, but if you are interested in China’s domestic transport options, this is very informative about a change in the country’s railway policy. Since June, simplified booking procedures have made it far easier to use the railways. “In the past, the railway was the boss and I had to plead to have goods carried to the destination,” said one shipper. “Usually only about 50% of the requested freight would be approved for transportation,” added a forwarder. Now, following a simple security check, the goods are loaded – and as a result, volumes have gone up. Expect modal shift from air and road.
By Alex Lennane