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India-Afghanistan Transit Accounts for 28% of Chabahar Container Traffic

India-Afghanistan Transit Accounts for 28% of Chabahar Container TrafficIndia-Afghanistan Transit Accounts for 28% of Chabahar Container Traffic

India’s total transit of goods to Afghanistan via Iran accounted for 28% of Chabahar’s total container traffic by the end of August, which marks the 20th month of the Indian operator’s presence in the port, says Behrouz Aqaei, the head of Sistan-Baluchestan’s Ports and Maritime Organization. 
“Transit from Afghanistan to India and China also constituted 5% of Chabahar’s container traffic over the period under review,” he added. 
The first shipment of Afghanistan’s transit goods has been shipped to China through Shahid Beheshti terminal of Chabahar Port in southern Iran in July.
"While the world is affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Chabahar's Shahid Beheshti has taken a big step to facilitate trade between Central Asian countries and Afghanistan with the countries of South and Southeast Asia and the Far East by establishing regular container transportation services," Aqaei said.

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