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First shipment reaches India via Chabahar port
Mar 14, 2019

The first shipment of 570 tonnes of goods from Afghanistan had arrived in India through the Chabahar Port in Iran, on Wednesday. The Afghan goods arrived at the port of Nhava Sheva, Mumbai and Mundra. The goods were flagged off by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani a few days ago along with Indian envoy to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar in the western Afghan city of Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province bordering Iran.
 
This is also the first shipment from Afghanistan which came via 'Transports Internationaux Routiers' (TIR) system to India. TIR is a multilateral treaty that allows goods to be sealed in compartments and requires no need for physical checking of the contents. This enables shipments to pass through countries without being opened at borders.
 
Reacting to the developments, Umberto de Pretto, the general secretary of the International Road Transportation Union said,The opening of Chabahar Port for TIR is hugely significant – offering connectivity for landlocked countries, seamless border crossing facilitation and inter modal capabilities. 
    

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