Commercial Shipping Line Between Chahbahar, India to Be Commissioned

August 4, 2002 - 0:0
ZAHEDAN, Sistan-Baluchestan Province -- Director of Chabahar Free Trade Zone's Public Relations Department Mojtaba Jebel Ameri announced on Saturday that a new commercial shipping line between Iran's Chabahar Port and India to be commissioned in the near future.

Speaking to IRNA, he said the sea-land transit route will be operational in three months and the first Indian cargo ship is to transit her cargo to Afghanistan through the port.

The shipping line has been established through joint cooperation of Iranian and Indian merchants in a bid to increase the amount of transit goods between the two countries.

The first consignment consisting of wheat and foodstuffs needed by Afghan people will be loaded and transited via the port to Afghanistan in the next three months, he said.