Reviving the Great Silk Road - IRU’s New Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (NELTI)
The spectacular development of Asian economies is bringing unprecedented changes in the transport links between Europe and Asia. They imply an increased trade and congestion on traditional maritime trading routes and the desertification of trade in ports’ hinterlands and landlocked countries. New routes are therefore created with new actors and new organisational methods.
Launched in September 2008 with the support of major international organisations and national Governments, the IRU’s New Eurasian Land Transport Initiative(NELTI) consists of commercial deliveries of industrial and consumer goods across the Eurasian landmass, performed by independent transport companies from Eurasian countries along five different routes.