After the Pride of York ferry sailed into the Belgian port of Zeebrugge from Hull in the UK earlier this month, dozens of cargo containers were offloaded and whisked away on trucks. The hundreds of passengers weren’t as lucky: They had to line up for border checks.
Azerbaijan Republic Railway Company announced on Thursday that a testing move by train carrying containers in the route of Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan Republic and Iran was paved successfully and the train paved the route for nine days.
Iran said it has transited a major consignment of tangerines from Pakistan to Kazakhstan in an initiative that could open a new corridor for shipment of food items from Southeast Asia to markets as far as Russia.
A freight train set about its long journey from Muslim-residing Yinchuan, the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, central China, on Tuesday to come to Tehran in the framework of the new Silk Road plan, named the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR).
Despite tight budget and little investment, the government was able to raise the share of railways in cargo transportation in Iran, setting the stage for achieving the ambitious targets of the sixth five-year development plan (2017-22).
A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said.