Dariush Jamali, the head of the Iranian-Russian port of Solyanka in the Astrakhan region, north of the Caspian Sea, said on Saturday that the first cargo using the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) would begin its journey from Saint -Petersburg. Petersburg, Russia, and after being transferred to the port of Astrakhan of the Russian Federation, it will enter Iran via the Caspian Sea.
Jamali said the cargo contains two 40ft containers containing wood laminate weighing 41 tons.
He added that the transit operation is carried out by the regional office of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL Group) in Russia (ITS International Transport & Shipping of Iran in Russia) in cooperation with the logistics companies of IRISL Group. in India.
He also said that the cargo will enter the Anzali Free Zone in northern Iran under a national bill of lading and then will be transported to Bandar Abbas on trucks and from there the containers will be transported to the port of Nhava Sheva. in India as their final destination.
Jamali added that according to the agreements signed on the transport of a large number of shipments from Russia and Belarus to India through the ports of Astrakhan, this first shipment is considered the beginning of the foreign transit boom. in the international north-south transport corridor and the near future will see prosperity in the field of transit by INSTEC generating a lot of revenue for the governments of Russia, Iran and India.