The first rail freight service from the UK to China has departed on its 17-day, 7,500-mile journey, reviving the ancient Silk road trading route between East & West.
In their new annual series, Moore Stephens compare perceptions of UK-based shipping and logistics businesses about the future environment and growth expectations. In general, the logistics sector is more optimistic, but both face challenges from rising costs.
Heathrow has today announced it will meet the conditions set out in the Airports Commission’s recommendation for a runway expansion. While Gatwick airport is still fighting it's own case; its CEO Stewart Wingate described Wednesday's announcement by Heathrow's owners as a "desperate last throw".
Hong Kong has a long history of trading with international countries. These strengths have allowed the city to play a crucial role at the forefront of the development of the Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) region since China launched its “open door” policy in the late 1970s.
Hungary has become the first European country to sign a cooperation agreement for China's new "Silk Road" initiative to develop trade and transport infrastructure across Asia and beyond, the foreign ministry said.