Belt and Road Initiative
The "Belt and Road Initiative - B&R" also known as the "One Belt One Road - OBOR" is a development strategy proposed by China that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between countries of Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Its actual Chinese name 丝绸之路经济带和21世纪海上丝绸之路 literal translation is "The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road".
This deployment helps dis-enclave Central Asia land-locked countries, integrate Eurasian super-continent, and promote Africa infrastructure and economic development. Despite being voluntary loosely defined, so as to give space for opportunity & creativity, it does include the following countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Many more countries of Europe, Africa, Oceania and the rest of the world see the benefits of being on the Belt and Road map and now look at this deployment favorably. As a consequence, there is a trend for many to voluntarily include themselves in the Belt and Road strategy through an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) participation or otherwise.
The Belt and Road initiative is geographically structured along 6 corridors, and the maritime silk road:
New Eurasian Land Bridge, running from Western China to Western Russia
China–Mongolia–Russia Corridor, running from Northern China to Eastern Russia
China–Central Asia–West Asia Corridor, running from Western China to Turkey
China–Indochina Peninsula Corridor, running from Southern China to Singapore
Bangladesh-China-Myanmar Corridor, running from Southern China to Myanmar.
China–Pakistan Corridor, running from South-Western China to Pakistan
Maritime Silk Road, running from the Chinese Coast through Singapore to the Mediterranean
SLI has created a transportation desk specializing in the Belt and Road countries. That means it offers cross-border overland transportation and customs clearance services along the New Silk Road as well as all corridors defined by the Belt and Road deployment. For the Maritime Silk Road, it offers regular FCL and LCL sea-freight services from/ to all Belt and Road countries located in North Asia, East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Air-freight is also offered from/ to all international airports of the Belt and Road countries and beyond.
Due to lack of infrastructure, many of those countries know a higher rate of incidents during transportation, and cargo security is key. To secure your shipments, SLI offers both tracking & tracing as well as risk mitigation services in those trades. For more information on how we can support your Belt and Road transportation needs, please contact your local SLI representative.