TIR: First container shipped from UAE to Czechia
The first ever container was recently forwarded under TIR from the United Arab Emirates to Czechia. A substantial amount of time was saved, which, in turn, reduced costs for transport operators and customers, according to the IRU.
Kuehne + Nagel transported the container by road on the first part of its journey, before Metrans took over the transport between Hamburg and Olomouc. The operation will be followed by two further transports, which will equally benefit from TIR’s intermodal capacity.
Thanks to the use of TIR, the container was securely sealed at the customs of departure, removing the need for physical inspections during the journey. (ben)