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Test container train arrives in Iran from Europe via South-West corridor

12 May 2018 [10:59] - TODAY.AZ


ADY Container, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, jointly with the Swiss company Hupac Intermodal have successfully completed the test transportation of containers from Europe to Iran through international South-West transport route, a source in the company told Trend.

The source said the container train was sent from the Polish city of Slawkow to Iran through the territory of Azerbaijan via the South-West corridor for testing purposes.

"The train successfully reached the Astara station (Iran) and has already left for the opposite direction. The operator of the project is ADY Container, which has implemented this trip together with Hupac Intermodal," said the source.

The source noted that the container train has passed 399 kilometers across the territory of Poland, 965 kilometers across the territory of Ukraine, 1040 kilometers across the Black Sea, 396 kilometers across the territory of Georgia, and 596 kilometers across the territory of Azerbaijan and Iran.

"In total, the train passed 3,396 kilometers in nine days. The containers are equipped with GPS system which allows tracking their location. ADY Container implemented the test transportation in order to check technologies on the South-West route and measuring the time of movement of the train," said the source.


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