Commencement of combined transport with Europe from Armenia
Commencement of combined transport with Europe from Armenia The Secretary of the National Association of International Transport Companies announced the commencement of combined transport with Europe via Armenia.
Gholamhossein Amiri said: “During the last two to three years, we had problems at the Turkish border for the transportation of goods from Europe, which led to consultations between Iran and some countries in order to use parallel routes.”
The Secretary of the National Association of International Transport Companies added: “Freight transportation from the Turkish border takes about 10 days to a month, and this issue created problems; Therefore, consultations were held between Iran and the embassies of Armenia and Georgia, according to which a contract was concluded between Iran and these countries for the transportation, import and export of a combination of goods. He stated: In the consultations, the embassies of Iran, Armenia and Georgia, the national center of Iranian transport companies, railways and customs were present and following the signing of this agreement, two containers of cargo entered Iran from the Armenian border.
According to Amiri, the two cargo containers entered the country on the Hamburg-Armenia route in a shorter period of time than the Hamburg-Turkey route. Amiri said: for transportation from Hamburg-Iran route, the combination of road-sea transport was used and the price of freight for this route was reduced by only 1 to 2% compared to the Turkish route; But in terms of saving time, this route is a good option.