North-South Corridor from Russia to India to compete with Suez Canal

Following talks with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has revealed that Russia has agreed to begin substantive studies on the implementation of the North-South Transport Corridor, part of which will pass along the western coast of the Caspian Sea, from Russia to Iran through Azerbaijan. Currently the flow of goods from India towards the European part of the Russian Federation is provided by maritime transport, resulting in an estimated travel time of about 40 days. The new route – from St. Petersburg to Moscow, then to Astrakhan (Russia), Baku (Azerbaijan) and Bandar Abbas (a port city on the Persian Gulf in southern Iran) to Mumbai – is multimodal and will cut transport times by 50 percent. In the long term, this time can be reduced to just 14 days.

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First trains arrive at Jacksonville port’s new intermodal facility

The first trains arrived yesterday at the Jacksonville Port Authority's new intermodal container transfer facility at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to the facility's official opening for commercial cargo later this year, the terminal is being used to support the port-based 832nd Transportation Battalion's military training exercises, port authority officials said in a press release.

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Moving Yourself Is Tricky! Top 5 Self-Moving Mistakes To Avoid

You’ve probably heard numerous clever quotes about making mistakes in life, and until you’re the one making a mistake, these words of wisdom actually sound fine. Depending on your current state of mind, such quotes can even be somewhat inspirational /”Mistakes are stepping stones to success.”/. But make no mistake, once you find yourself on the other side, the grass doesn’t even seem remotely green. Make a costly blunder and you may not be able to see any grass at all.

Now, it’s never fun to err, especially during a period where there’s a bad combination of elevated stress, money at stake, and too little time – like a house move, for example. Without a doubt, moving from one home to another is a unique period in one’s life where the extremely transitional nature of the life-changing event tends to put a lot of pressure on people. And as you can imagine, increased levels of stress lead to a higher number of errors from the people who are often already too stressed out enough as it is.
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Freightos: Traditional freight models face uncertainty

Where will airfreight growth come from in the future? A better leading question is how can traditional airfreight logistics service providers survive in the near future? According to 90 industry leaders surveyed in the Freightos “Future of Freight Survey,” making the right kinds of technological upgrades and providing value-added services are imperative to survival and future profitability.

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Bay Area Long Distance Moving Services from Top Movers

Selecting the right long distance moving company for your unique situation is essential to having a successful, hassle-free move from the Bay Area. Our Bay Area long distance movers deliver years of experience with intrastate and interstate moving, as well as international relocation services. But w…

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Belgian truckers block roads

As of the 1st of April 2016, a new kilometer tax for all vehicles with a permissible total weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes will replace the current Eurovignette. The new system already created an …

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Calais – Pyrenees rolling road service launched

At around 1200km, Viia Britannica is the longest rolling road operation in Europe. Viia Britanica will operate six return trips a week between the Pyrenees and the English Channel, with a view to doubling frequency at a later stage. Each train is 680m long with 20 wagons with a total capacity of 40 semitrailers. Viia expects to carry 40,000 units a year over the next five years.

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5 Tips For Labeling Your Moving Boxes Like A Pro

Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but if you ask 10 random people to name the most disorganized process in life, you can rest assured that at least a few of the answers will be about the transitional period of moving to another home. Despite the bad reputation the moving preparations usually have, disorganization, chaos and stress are three words which you don’t have to hear or deal with while you are getting ready to move out of your current home.

One of the ways to help you introduce structural organization into your house move is to devise a smart and fool-proof labeling system for your already packed cardboard boxes. After all, if you’re already thinking about the best way to label moving boxes, then this means that one of the hardest, laborious and time-consuming pre-move tasks (yes, packing!) must be over, or at least close to being done and over with.

And regardless of your current progress in your relocation preparation, just remember that in order to crown your pac..

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