Freight trains on north-south corridor Europe

This week: RailFreight Live – the Iran edition

Freight trains on north-south corridor Europe

US sanctions have impacted international rail freight activity in Iran for many years. Important connections are not realised, or not consumed as they should be. At the same time, the importance of Iran in connecting the dots in the region is immense. Are these sanctions really a hurdle? Or should we pay more attention to the potential of Iran as a transit country? This is the topic of Railfreight Live: the Iran edition.

In this week’s show, we talk to various experts to look at the transit potential of Iran. We talk to Ali Abdollahi from Iranian Railways, and Amir Asri from MAPNA about the international connections that matter. Then, we talk to Sebastiaan Bennink from Batrade Law about the sanctions, when they apply and how these can be avoided.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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