The Transportation Corridor North-South
The main role of the North-South corridor is transportation of goods from India and the Gulf countries, into Russia, Western Europe, the Baltic and Scandinavian countries. The main advantage of the transit corridor North – South, in comparison with other routes is the reduction of the distance and time of goods delivery in two or three times. The carriage of goods by seaway through the Persian Gulf – the Suez Canal – Mediterranean Sea – Baltic Sea to Helsinki takes 45 – 60 days, while via INSTC North – South delivery time of goods reduces to 20 – 25 days.
Note: The construction of the railway “Astara – Rasht – Qazvin” between Azerbaijan and Iran is planned to be completed in November 2016.