Kazakh, Iranian presidents Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Ebrahim Raisi participated in an online ceremony of the launch of the 1st container train from Kazakhstan to Turkiye through the territory of Iran, Trend reports citing Kazinform.
The train departed from Pavlodar, passed through the territory of Turkmenistan, and then arrived in Tehran.
During the ceremony the heads of state gave a start to the train’s following journey to Turkiye.
In his speech the Kazakh Leader expressed gratitude to the two countries’ governments and railway administrations for the arrangement and implementation of the project.
Organized by JSC KTZ Express the train consists of 48 containers. The length of the 12-day route is 6,336km.
The launch of the new transnational communication route does not require cargo transshipment. It is called to help in diversification of alternative routes and in increase of containerized cargo flow via the territory of Kazakhstan.