Wednesday, June 22, 2016

First Chinese train arrives in Tehran as part of New Silk Road Initiative

Feb 15, 2016
The first regular container train travelling from China to Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday, completing its 17-day inaugural journey as part of China's New Silk Road Initiative. SOT, Sadaf Sabaghian, commercial director of PTV Company (English): "This route is comparative and compatible with regard to sea transportation. Sea transportation usually takes minimum 25 to 30 days up to Bandar Abbas, another seven days from Bandar Abbas to Tehran while it is only coming in 14 days by railway and the cost is also effective in comparison with air cargo transporation."

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