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China - Iran container train

05 Feb 2016

ASIA: What is described as the first container train service between China and Iran was launched on January 28, when a train carrying ‘small commodities’ departed from Yiwu for Tehran.

The 10 399 km journey via Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan with two breaks of gauge is scheduled to take 14 days, around half the journey time by sea.

Yiwu has previously been the departure point for freight services to Duisburg in Germany and Madrid in Spain.