Iran reported that it will make a freight discount of up to 50 percent to companies exporting by rail.
Iran State Railways announced that it will apply a freight discount of up to 50 percent to companies exporting by rail. Hossein Ashouri, senior official of Iran State Railways, who said that it is more economical and safe to transport goods by rail, said that the purpose of the discount decision is to encourage exporters to use railways in exporting goods.
last year Ashouri explaining that increased to 12 percent the share of railways in exports from Iran, the first half of the current fiscal year (begins on March 21 in Iran), exports of 150 percent and an increase of 90 percent it has made to Pakistan and Turkey with Iran's railways noted that it showed. During this period, Iran exported nearly six million tons of goods by rail. Despite this figure, Ashouri said the share of railways in transporting goods from the country's ports is less than 10 percent. With the latest incentive initiated by Iran, it plans to increase the share of goods transportation from the railway provincial ports to 45 percent.
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