EghtesadOnline: A shipment of tar has been transited from Iraq to Pakistan for the first time through Iran’s railroad, the director general of the South East Railroad Company announced.
EghtesadOnline: The major project to electrify the 430-kilometer-long railroad connecting the city of Garmsar in Semnan Province with the city of Incheh Borun to its northeast in Golestan Province is starting on July 2, the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways' deputy for technical and infrastructure affairs said.
EghtesadOnline: The Kars-Igdir-Nakhchivan Railroad will be built jointly with Iran and Azerbaijan, the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications announced.
EghtesadOnline: In the last few years, Iran has demonstrated its strong political will to reemerge as a regional transportation hub.
EghtesadOnline: Iran intends to increase the share of railroad in freight transportation, to take advantage of this cost-effective mode of cargo movement and lower overall costs.
EghtesadOnline: Railroad entities of Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia and Belarus signed an agreement to expand the International North-South Transport Corridor.
EghtesadOnline: Iran and Italy have signed an agreement based on which Italian professors will teach the science of rail transportation to Iranian students.
EghtesadOnline: Representatives from regional countries are expected to meet within the next two months in Iran to discuss plans for a new regional railroad that would run through five countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Some 60 million tons of steel products were transported in Iran during the last Iranian year (March 2016-17).
EghtesadOnline: As trade ties between Iran and Europe are strengthening following the removal of nuclear sanctions, plans are underway to shift part of the shipment of commercial exchanges to railroads.