A regular container shipping line establishes between Iran and Russia

A member of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of commerce announced the launch of a regular container shipping line in the Caspian Sea between the two countries with the first departure date in September 2020.
A regular container shipping line establishes between Iran and Russia

PMO News Portal - Jalalifar, a member of the board of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of commerce and an advisor to the Working Group on the Northern Corridor of the Free Zones, announced the establishmnet of a permanent container shipping line in the Caspian Sea. “For many years, due to the lack of container vessels in the Caspian Sea, we have not been able to increase the volume of our country's agricultural and food products export to Russia. Today, the governments of Russia and Iran are determined to activate the North-South corridor with the appropriate infrastructure, and many serious measures are being taken in this regard.”, he added.

Executing the construction of Rasht-Caspian railway line, construction of berth along Ro-Ro Wagon dock and  truck dock in Caspian port of Anzali free zone, infrastructure preparation of Anzali port as one of the oldest ports in north of Iran, construction of Chabahar port railway line, extensive cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization in the northern and southern ports of the country, good cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways in transit of goods by rail, construction of ships with various capacities in the form of leasing credit up to 80% On behalf of the Russian government for Iranian legal and real applicants are among the measures being taken in this regard by the two governments of Iran and Russia.

He continued: Also, with the efforts of the Lotus Astrakhan Free Zone, the working group has so far succeeded in attracting the attention of large companies from different countries that have become members of this working group. The working group is attracting owners of transit goods from Iraq, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Gulf and Persian Gulf countries.

Jalalifar pointed out that the owners of goods can enjoy special discounts and incentives for transit of goods through the north-south corridor in proportion to its volume. The first libe of container ships that will be able to transport refrigerated containers on this route will start operating in September 2020.

Aug 12, 2020 08:55
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