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Hóngbāo: Of demons and red envelopes

  • Insights

In China, as well as in many other East Asian societies, a red envelope is a popular gift known as Hóngbāo. This old and popular tradition has since found its way into the digital age.

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“The burden on the world’s oceans caused by heavy fuel oil cannot be justified”

  • Interviews

Dr. Sebastian Kummer is a renowned expert in the transport and logistics industry. We asked him for his opinion about current industry topics as well as a well-founded forecast of 2020.

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A shortcut through the Arctic?

  • Facts

The Northern Sea Route is the shortest maritime route from Europe to Asia. Its only drawback is that it is icebound and impassable for half the year. But it seems this is already changing.

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China’s Railways for Southeast Asia

  • Insights

Between the construction of new ports and railways in the context of China's New Silk Road, there is one sub-plot that has receded into the background: high-speed railways in Southeast Asia.

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A vehicle named Vera

  • Insights

Volvo Trucks has developed the first autonomous tractor unit for heavy haulage and called it Vera – a low-profile, noiseless vehicle with no driver’s cab.

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