Iran-Turkey new agreement reduces fuel transportation limits
Tehran, Iran, Sept. 23
A new agreement has been signed for movement of Iranian trucks through Turkish's soil, said the head of Iran Road Maintenance & Transportation Organization Abdul Hashem Hassaniya.
"The new agreement would allow for easier transition, better services in Turkey regarding cargo transportation and passenger transit," said Hassanniya, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Turkey has issued permit for Iranian trucks to transport fuel, according to their tank capacities," he said.
"Iranian trucks were only allowed to enter Turkey with 550 liters of fuel, according to previous agreement that would force them pay for extra fuel and increase transportation costs," he added.
"The bilateral negotiations in the past six months led to changing certain regulations on the matter. Considering annual transit of 32,000 Iranian trucks through Turkey to Europe and Georgia, the Turkish government has issued the permit for trucks to fill their tanks with fuel during transit," he said.
"The new agreement would allow each transit truck to save up from €500 to €700 on fuel costs," Hassaniya indicated.
"Turkish trucks are also allowed to carry the fuel in their tanks through their transit route from Turkmenistan to Iran, while their tanks will be measured and sealed after they leave the country" he said.