Sunday, May 2, 2010
Remember the Trains
According to a report by Mike Flanagan of Clothesources, (www.clothesource.net)a UK provider of global sourcing intelligence presented in WGSN (www.wgsn.com) there is the “prospect of viable overland freight links between Europe and East Asia”. He goes on to say transit times between China and Germany could be less than two weeks.
In an article "New Silk Roads" in the April 10, 2010 edition, the Economist (www.economist.com) reported that China’s rail ministry projects travel from Shanghai to London in 2025 will take just 2 days. www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15872888
Roads, trains and of course planes connect us for business and pleasure. Don’t think about one without remembering the others. As you plan, ask yourself, what’s coming and what that may mean for trade, travel and your business.