New freight train links Inner Mongolia and IranStaff Writer | May 11, 2018
Freight train service from Bayannur city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Tehran, Iran's capital, was launched Thursday morning.
Transportation 1,150 tonnes of sunflower seeds
The new train route will shorten transportation time by at least 20 days compared with ocean shipping.
Bayannur city is China' biggest sunflower seed production area. The city exports about 180,000 tonnes of sunflower seeds every year, with 90 percent of them headed for Middle Eastern, European and U.S. markets.
Agricultural products from the city have been exported to more than 80 countries and regions, and its export volume has reached 420 million U.S. dollars. ■