Tag Archives | International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)

Russia Begins Work to Electrify Railroad in Iran

Russian Railways has begun works on the electrification of a railway line in Iran, the head of Russian Railways company said. The project, worth $1.2 billion, will electrify a railroad connecting the city of Garmsar near Tehran with Incheboron near the border with Turkmenistan. The length of the Garmsar- Incheboron railway line is 495km. The […]

China keen to use Chabahr Port to access Pakistan

China Keen to Use Iran’s Chabahr Port to Transit Goods from Gwadar: Official Iran has received a request from China to establish a connection between Pakistan’s Gwadar port – which Chinese companies are developing – and Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar, an official said. Abdolrahim Kordi, the managing director of Chabahar Free Trade Zone, was […]

North-South Corridor Economically Viable: Russian President

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North-South Corridor is economically viable, adding that Tehran, Moscow and Baku plan to enhance their cooperation on the corridor. In a joint news conference following the second trilateral summit of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan in Tehran on Wednesday, Putin said the three countries intend to have good cooperation on […]

Iran, Azerbaijan to Transport Goods via North-South Corridor Soon

Iran and Azerbaijan are expected to start transporting goods and cargos through the International North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC), a multi-model route to link India and the Middle East to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe, a report said. The two countries’ railways will be connected within the same North-South Corridor through Qazvin-Rasht-Astara route, to increase […]

India Seeking Rail Link with Iran, Turkey

Indian Railways is considering the possibility of building a transcontinental rail freight service that would connect India with Iran and Turkey, a report said. The ambitious plan is expected to be a real boon to the Asia Pacific region’s people and business, India’s Business Today website reported. It is expected to bring about a major boost […]

Railroad Connecting Iran, Azerbaijan Comes into Operation

A railroad connecting Iran’s northern city of Astara to its namesake in the Azerbaijan Republic was tested and put into operation temporarily. The railroad, which is part of the Rasht-Astara railroad project, became operational concurrent with an official visit of Azeri President Ilham Aliyev to Iran on Sunday. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Aliyev arrived in […]

Iran-Azerbaijan Railroad to Open in Coming Months

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that a railroad connecting Iran’s northern city of Astara to Azerbaijan Republic’s Astara is planned to come into operation in coming months. Various efforts have been made in the current Iranian administration to facilitate and improve the activities of the two countries’ merchants, Vaezi said […]

German Railway Operator Says Keen to Contribute to NSTC

A leading German railway company has expressed willingness to use the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and begin delivering goods from Europe to Iran through the Azerbaijan Republic. Representatives of German railway operator Deutsche Bahn said they were interested in use of NSTC, which is expected to provide a faster and more efficient trade connectivity […]

Swiss Firm to Develop Iran Transport Hub

Iran’s Perse Transport Bar and Switzerland’s TransInvest Holding signed a deal to jointly develop a dry port in the vicinity of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Called Aprin Dry Port, the facility will connect Iran’s port cities to the capital and will act as the country’s central cargo train intersection. “We are trying to turn the […]

Tehran, Moscow Consider Rail Link to Challenge Suez

Russia’s transport minister, Maxim Sokolovm, said Tehran and Moscow are considering establishing a rail link that would foster trade connectivity through a less trodden path than the Suez Canal. “If the rail link to Iran is built, it can take some share of the cargo that’s being transported via Suez,” Sokolov said in an interview […]

Iran-Azerbaijan Growing Cooperation in Road, Rail Transport

Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan hailed the two countries’ close cooperation in the area of road and rail transport, saying that the Azeri government plans to exempt Iranian trucks from paying road taxes. Speaking to some Azeri media outlets on Friday evening, Mohsen Pak-Ayeen pointed to a recent amendment to Azerbaijan’s tax law and said Iranian […]

Italy’s ANAS signs $4bn Iran Highway Deal

By John Lee. ANAS, the Italian highway agency, has signed a 3.6-billion-euro ($4-billion) deal with Iran’s Ministry for Transport to build a 1,200-km highway through the country. The project will link the port of Bandar Imam Khomeini on the Persian Gulf to the northern border with Turkey at Bazargan, passing through the city of Tabriz. […]

Iran, Azerbaijan to build Rasht-Astra Railway

Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan said the two countries are “seriously” resolved to complete the Rasht-Astara railway project and that they will continue talks on a $500-million loan from Baku to finance the project. “Regarding Rasht-Astara railway, both Iran and Azerbaijan are seriously determined to complete (the project),” Mohsen Pak-Ayeen told reporters in Tehran. He added […]