New Asian intermodal train indicates Iran’s shifting transport role
Freight train in Iran. Photo: Flickr
A new China-Iran intermodal rail service also crossing the Caspian Sea is here to change the dynamics of Silk Road and Central Asian transport. It is the first service of its kind, linking the Chinese Ningxia region with the Azali port in Iran. Could the increased preference for transport links to and through Iran mean something for the country’s position on international routes, especially after the war in Ukraine?
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