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Economy
2023-January-1  14:27

Iran, China Launch 1st Direct Shipping Line

TEHRAN (FNA)- The first container ship departing from China docked at Iran’s key port of Chabahar marking the establishment of the first direct shipping line between the two destinations.

Managing Director of the Chabahar Free Zone Organization Amir Moqaddam said that Chinese ships previously unloaded in Bandar Abbas, in Southern province of Hormuzgan, with their cargos then being transferred to Chabahar in Sistan-Baluchistan Province via smaller ships.

With the establishment of the direct shipping line between China and Chabahar, cargos are delivered ten days earlier, while cost of loading and unloading is reduced by 400 dollars per container, the official explained.

The establishment of that shipping line plays a great role in the development of transit via Chabahar Port.