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Latest Transportation News in Iran – Shipping, road haulage, public transport, rail freight, aerospace and passenger travel are all covered in this section.

Iran Bans All Flights to/from India, Pakistan to Contain COVID-19

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation (CAOI) has banned all flights to and from Pakistan and India over concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus strain.

‘Major Part of Equipment for Iran Tube System Produced Domestically’

A senior Iranian official says knowledge-based companies have been able to meet a major part of the equipment needed in the country’s transportation sector, especially for the underground system.

Iran Puts into Service Major Freeway Near Tehran

Iran has inaugurated a 158-kilometres-long freeway that stretches across three provinces.

Iran to Launch Direct Shipping Routes to South Africa, Latin America

An Iranian official says the country will launch a direct shipping route to South Africa and then on to Latin America.

Iran, Qatar Discuss Closer Transport Cooperation in Tehran

Iranian Minister of Roads and Transportation Mohammad Eslami has sat down with Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti in Tehran.

Iran President Calls for Stricter Border Controls to Tackle New COVID-19 Strain

The Iranian president has called for tighter measures on the country’s border entry points to stem the spread of coronavirus, especially the new strains of the virus.

Iran-Iraq Railway to Connect China to Mediterranean: VP

Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri says the construction of the railway between Iran’s Shalamcheh and Iraq’s Basra will facilitate transit of cargos from China to the Mediterranean.

Iran, Turkey Clinch Railway Cooperation Deals

Iran and Turkey have signed three joint documents on expansion of their railway cooperation.

Iran, Azerbaijan Agree to Boost Railway Cooperation

Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic have agreed to connect the Baku-Astara highway to the one linking Ardabil and Rasht.

India Sends First Shipment of Cargo Handling Equipment to Chabahar

Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar has received the first shipment of strategic port terminal handling equipment from an Indian contractor involved in the development of the port.