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Europe-Asia Rail Link: One Step Closer?

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Mr. Roques
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Mr. Roques   4/19/2013 4:46:11 PM
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I don't know if a country is willing to look the other way, even if the container is only transiting. The security implications are too high.

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Ariella   4/18/2013 8:48:03 AM
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yes, but if one can be sure of getting through other countries unchecked, it can open some opportunities. It reminds me of some of the plots to sneak people or contraband goods across European borders. 

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/18/2013 12:16:43 AM
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Ariella,

What I meant was that the customs clearance should not be necessary for the goods which are just transiting through a country . The customs clearance should be anyway mandatory at the point of loading of the goods and at the point of unloading the goods.

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Ariella   4/17/2013 7:20:41 PM
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@prabhakar_deosthali but wouldn't each country want the right to check and demand custom clearance? Otherwise, that form of conveyance would be very tempting for smugglers.

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FLYINGSCOT   4/17/2013 1:10:27 PM
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If there were a decent rail frieght system between Europe and Asia it would be a real boon for many businesses.  Sea takes too long and air is too expensive.  Roll on the rail network. 

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/17/2013 12:47:37 AM
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I also feel that for a rail freight system , the security is the biggest threat. Like those infamous Somalian pirates on the sea, such a rail route has every chance of having some unsafe territories .

Such rail system should have container like structure the same that is now followed for Ship and road transport. This will make sure that goods will reach the destination without being exposed to frequent handling, tampering and customs checks at various borders.

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Mr. Roques   4/16/2013 8:17:25 PM
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What are other issues regarding regulation? Are the rails any different? Does it have to do with customs? Also, is this going to be a private or public initiative? Probably a PPP.

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A revolutionary thought with many challenges
Cryptoman   4/16/2013 5:53:07 PM
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A railway freight system between Europe and Asia is a great idea in terms of speed of delivery at significantly reduced costs.

However, I have concerns over the standardisation of the security and the safety checks of the cargo in different countries. There has to be a watertight auditing and control system in place to ensure that the required standard is met end-to-end. As the number of stops for loading and unloading along the route increases the security risks and the difficulty of effective policing will also increase.

Railways are more challenging than ship and plane freights in terms of security as the defined route is much more exposed to human penetration and uncontrolled access.

 



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