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Seventh Chinese Cargo Train Completes Journey to Iran

Seventh Chinese Cargo Train Completes Journey to IranSeventh Chinese Cargo Train Completes Journey to Iran

The seventh cargo train from China arrived at Iran’s Inche Borun border station in the northeastern Golestan Province on May 22 after passing through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railroads said.
“The freight train was loaded with 50 containers measuring 40 feet each. Previously, six other such cargo trains entered Iran, the first one through Sarakhs border crossing and the other five through Inche Borun,” Babak Ahmadi was also quoted as saying by the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development on Thursday.
The first-ever train travelling the long route from China to Iran set off from Yiwu City in China’s Zhejiang Province on Jan. 31, 2016. It covered 10,399 km, passing through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, to reach the border station of Sarakhs in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi Province after 14 days.
The second freight train departed from Yinchuan South Train Station on Sept. 5, 2017, carrying some 560 tons of cargo, including mechanical equipment, ceramic tableware, crystalware and automobile accessories, worth around $1.6 million.
The third, fourth and fifth cargo trains from China arrived in Iran in mid January. The first of the three, carrying fifty containers of 40 feet each left China’s island province Hainan on December 28. 


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