Export of 470 tons of steel products via railways to Afghanistan
Export of 470 tons of steel products via railways to Afghanistan, Director of Marketing and Sales of Khorasan Steel Complex said: 470 tons of rebar products in different sizes worth about 165 thousand dollars have been exported to Afghanistan.
In an interview with ISNA, Hossein Bakhtiari said: “We have been exporting about 50,000 tons of steel products to Afghanistan for several years in a row and on average annually. This export has been entirely by road, considering that road transport In Iran, it has an almost high price, which reduces our competitive advantage. We were able to export this cargo to northern Afghanistan through Turkmenistan.
Bakhtiari expressed hope that this system and process will continue and further regarding rail transportation, said: In the country, due to the high tariffs for rail freight lines, it has no economic value, but given that the company The railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran offer special discounts on export freight and cost about 30% of the cost of road transport. Exporting freight by rail is cost-effective, but sending freight by rail is almost equal to sending by road. We hope that Let our rail tariffs be the same as all over the world, which is almost 30% of the road price, and let us move in this direction.
The Director of Marketing and Sales of Khorasan Steel Complex also said regarding the export of products to the UAE: One of our export products can be ingots that we marketed and last year we sent 1,200 tons of ingots to the UAE, contracts are being concluded so that we can export more shipments to the UAE.