Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its transport network in the Middle East by offering a direct consolidated freight link between Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Iranian capital of Tehran. The integration of the Bulgarian site into the company’s network means that the whole Gebrüder Weiss network will be connected with Iran. Daily direct freight runs are made from the Gebrüder Weiss sites in Maria-Lanzendorf/ Vienna, Austria, and Dunaharaszti, Hungary, to Sofia, where goods bound for Iran are consolidated. The standard transit time is usually six working days, departing on a weekly basis.
Gebrüder Weiss states that, since international sanctions were lifted, Iran has been positioning itself as a haven for foreign investors, with the Iranian government offering tax incentives to that effect. “The Bulgaria-Iran route also enables us to give our European customers rapid access to this growth region by land,” said Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager South-East / CIS at Gebrüder Weiss.
Gebrüder Weiss has partnered with Iran Europe to transport the goods across the final stretch in Iran. The international transport company has experience in customs clearance and has its own branches in the central economic regions of Iran, primarily along the Persian Gulf and in the north of the country. The partnership between the two companies has been ongoing in air and sea freight for over 16 years.
In the medium term in Iran, Gebrüder Weiss is seeking to expand its services to include FTL transport and projects and to consolidate its air and sea freight operations coming from Asia, Europe and the US.
Source: Gebrüder Weiss
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