Mumbai-Riga container train service to be tested this year

Latvian railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels and its  subsidiary LDz Logistika have plans to test a container train route from the Indian city of Mumbai to Riga this year, Verners Lusis, CEO of LDz Logistika, said. Managers of both companies visited India to meet with local entrepreneurs and discuss possibilities of shipping Indian cargos through Latvia. According to the plan, containers from the port of Mumbai will be shipped by sea to the Iranian port of Banda Abbas. From there, they will be carried by train to Riga.
“The problem is that there is still no railway in some sections in Iran, which is why from Bandar Abbas containers are being carried by road to Azerbaijan’s border. Iranian officials have said, however, that the construction of the missing railway sections will be completed in March or April and then the containers could be delivered from Mumbai to Riga in 15 days,” Verners Lusis explained.

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