Suez Canal Sets New Record for Traffic Volume

Barcelona, October 5, 2021.- As published by The Maritime Executive, the Suez Canal Authority has shattered its record for the daily number of ships passing through the strategic waterway. On Wednesday, it handled a total of 87 vessels, easily surpassing the previous record of 75, which was set on February 6, 2019.

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UK urgently needs 5,000 truck drivers to solve supply problems in products such as gasoline

Barcelona, September 28, 2021.- The shortage of truck drivers is a common problem in several countries. However, in the UK the need has become very urgent in recent days. The service stations register large queues due to the shortage of diesel. Reuters has described the situation with the following information:

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Top chief information officers are focusing on cloud technology, AI and data, and their relationship with the C-suite

Barcelona, September 21, 2021.- According to MIT Management, the professional approach of the CIO is changing, according to the current economic and technological situation. Here are the main conclusions of this analysis:

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China-EU freight train volume up 8% in July, boosting supply-chain stability

Barcelona, August 24, 2021.- Possibly, China is the world’s leading economic power. Your international trade with the rest of the countries will be a success thanks to the efficiency of the supply chains. Logistics and freight professionals play an essential role. At the moment, the commercial exchange between China and Europe registers these positive data, as reported by the Global Times:

China saw 1,352 China-Europe freight transported in July, up 8 percent year-on-year, making more than 1,000 train runs in a single month for 15 consecutive months, according to data from China Railway.

The number of freight runs has guaranteed stability and smooth flow of the international industrial supply routes, China Railway said in a released sent to the Global Times on Friday. 

In July, 215,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items weighing at 1,257 tons were delivered, the railway department said.

The railway department said it is accelerating the expansion and renovation projects in Manzhouli in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Alashankou in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in a bid to increase transport capacity and operational efficiency.

The China-Europe freight traffic volume via the west, central and east corridors increased by 44 percent, 18 percent, and 35 percent respectively year-on-year in the first seven months of this year, the department said.

Xi’an, the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, on Wednesday handled the 10,000th China-Europe freight train trip. Since the launch of the China-Europe freight train service in the city in 2013, 15 routes from Xi’an have been launched, linking Xi’an with cities in 44 countries and regions.

Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, a major hub for China-Europe freight trains, saw 1,359 trips over the first half of the year, up over 50 percent year on year, according to local authorities.

The import and export values of goods transported by China-Europe freight trains surpassed 20 billion yuan ($3.09 billion) via the border port of Erenhot in Inner Mongolia, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local railway authorities.

The number of China-Europe freight trains via the port has reached 7,187 at the end of July, carrying 610,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) worth of goods.

China-Europe rail freight boosts stability, efficiency, wide coverage, and is largely unaffected by seasonality and climate, and it has become a major bridge connecting Eurasia, according to market watchers.