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Iran is perfectly placed as a gateway to Russia and CIS countries (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan, and Kazakhstan). It is often more economical to transport by rail than by road. Moreover, Rail freight offers secure and reliable delivery to the destination. The rail route used is via Iran, from Bandar Abbas to Sarakhs and from Sarakhs to all rail stations in Russia and CIS countries. As well as offering a more economical service, there are many other advantages for using rail services. Although all of our freight forwarding services are secure but rail remains on the lowest risk. When transit time is not your first concern, rail freight offers flexibility, reliability and lower risk delivery at competitive prices. For moving SOC containers there is no weight limitation for transporting cargoes loaded in 20 ‘& 40’ by rail since no surcharge for extra weight will be paid to railway in this mode of transport and the same container will be loaded up to max payload and will be moved up to final destination.

Different railway corridors in this region are listed below:

  •  Direct Transit Corridors through Rail:
  1.  Razi – Sarakhs – Razi Corridor: From Turkey via Razi, Tabriz, Zanjan, Tehran, Sharood, Fariman (Mashhad), Sarakhs and CIS; length 2013 km, capacity 2 million tons per year.
  2. Jolfa – Sarakhs – Jolfa Corridor: From Armenia via Jolfa, Tabriz, Zanjan, Tehran, Sharood, Fariman (Mashhad), Sarakhs and CIS; length 1937 km, capacity 2 million tons per year.
  •  Sea-Rail-Road Transit Corridors:
  1. Bandar Abbas – Sarakhs – Bandar Abbas Corridor: From Overseas via Bandar Abbas, Sirjan, Bafq, Yazd, Qom, Tehran, Sharood, Fariman (Mashhad), Sarakhs and v.v.; length 2540 km, capacity 3 million tons per year.
  2. Bandar Emam – Sarakhs – Bandar Imam Corridor: From overseas via Bandar Emam, Ahvaz, Tehran, Sharood, Fariman (Mashhad), Sarakhs and CIS; length 1980 km, capacity 2 million tons per year.
  3. Bandar Abbas – Northern Ports (Caspian sea: Bandar Turkmen, Amir Abad) – Bandar Abbas Corridor: via Bandar Abbas, Sirjan, Bafq, Yazd, Qom, Tehran, Garmsar, Qaemshahr, Amir Abad and/or Bandar Turkmen ports and v.v.; length 1878 and 1947 km, capacity 1 million tons per year.
  4. Bandar Imam – Northern Ports (Caspian sea: Bandar Turkmen, Amir Abad) – Bandar Imam Corridor: via Bandar Emam, Ahvaz, Tehran, Garmsar, Qaemshahr, Amir Abad and/or Bandar Turkmen ports and v.v.; length 1319 and 1388 km, capacity 1 million tons per year.
  •  Sea-Rail-Road Transit Corridors:
  1. Bandar Abbas – LotfAbad – Bandar Abbas Corridor: via Bandar Abbas, Bafq, Tehran, Mashhad, LotfAbad and v.v.; length 2665 km, capacity 3 million tons per year.
  2. Bandar Imam – LotfAbad – Bandar Emam Corridor: via Bandar Emam, Ahvaz, Tehran, Mashhad, LotfAbad and v.v.; length 2103 km, capacity 2 million tons per year.
  3. Northern Ports (Caspian sea: Bandar Turkmen, Amir Abad)- Kerman -Zahedan (Mirjaveh) Corridor: via Amir Abad and/or Bandar Turkmen ports, Tehran, Yazd, Kerman, Zahedan, Mirjaveh and v.v.; length 2088 and 2157 km, capacity 2 million tons per year.
  • RAIL ROUTE TRANSIT TIMES:
  1. Bandar Abbas to Turkmenistan: Ashgabat, Mary, Charjew :10 to 15 days.
  2. Bandar Abbas to Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Samarqand, Bukhara :  17 to 25 days.
  3. Bandar Abbas to Tajikistan: Khujand, Dushanbe:22 to 27 days.
  4. Bandar Abbas to Kyrgyzstan: Osh, Bishkek:25 to 30 days.
  5. Bandar Abbas to Kazakhstan: Almaty, Astana:25 to 32 days.
  6. Bandar Abbas to Heiratan/Afghanistan: 17 to 20 days.
  7. Bandar Abbas to Turqandi/Afghanistan: 13 to17 days