India finds third route for Chabahar port, easy access to Afghanistan and Central Asia
A direct container shipping route has been established from Chabahar Port in Iran between Nhava Sheva and Kandla.
India and Iran are continuously working together to reach Afghanistan and Central Asia. Now a direct container shipping route has been established from Chabahar Port in Iran between Nhava Sheva and Kandla. The first container service through this route will enter Iran's Shahid Beheshti Port on February 16.
India had earlier launched shipping lines between Chabahar and Mumbai and Mundra Ports in 2017. In January 2019, the second direct shipping route was launched. It passes through Mumbai, Mundra, Kandla, Chabahar, and finally Bandar Abbas in southern Iran.
India is using these shipping routes to send goods to countries in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf as well as countries in Central Asia. Through Chabahar Port, India is bypassing Pakistan and transporting goods to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Along with this, Afghanistan has also got access to the sea in a way.
India is looking after the installation and operation of modern loading and unloading equipment, including mobile harbor cranes, at Shaheed Beheshti Port in Chabahar. The India-Iran-Uzbekistan trilateral was organized for the first time last month to develop communication routes with Central Asian countries.