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TIR slashes 80% off transit time

With the arrival of two trucks in Istanbul on Friday, 8 October, TIR transports were launched along the new Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) trade corridor.


The trucks, operated by Pakistan-based NLC and carrying textiles and tyres for export, have demonstrated transit time savings of 80% on the normal maritime route, the International Transport Union (IRU) said.


TIR transports can now reach Istanbul from Pakistan in as little as six days. The launch comes on the heels of the first successful export shipments with TIR from Pakistan to Russia. TIR transports are also increasing from Pakistan to Azerbaijan via Iran, with NLC running a first successful operation on this route earlier last week. (ben)




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