China-Europe rail freight is readying for life after subsidies, as forwarders say it’s time for “quality over quantity” along the New Silk Road. The subsidies have been a key factor driving rail freight growth over the past half-decade.
US importers and forwarders are looking to New York’s Port Elizabeth Terminal for a faster intermodal link to the US Midwest and Canada. APM Terminals Elizabeth is marketing a new service that claims faster transfers from ship to rail.
It is still half a year until Christmas, but suppliers in China are already busy in the orders from US and European countries, which are three months ahead of normal schedule.
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