International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC):

The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a 7,200 km long multimodal transport route established on 12 September 2000 in St. Petersburg by Iran, Russia, and India to promote transportation cooperation among the member states.

This corridor connects the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf through the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Caspian Sea, then to Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia, and finally to Northern Europe.

The North-South International Corridor has western, middle, and eastern branches:

The western branch is a route that passes by rail and road between Rasht (Iran) and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The middle branch, In addition to the rail and road route, includes a maritime section that connects to the port of Astrakhan in Russia through the Caspian Sea, and finally, it continues the path.

The eastern branch is a railway route passing through Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

In order to promote integrated multimodal transportation and strategic synergies between the ports of Iran, India, and Russia, the IRISL Logistics Group launched the Iran- India – Russia (I2R) service in the INSTC route to help growth and trade in the region, in addition to increasing productivity and reducing costs.
The launch of this new service represents an investment by the group to increase the logistics capabilities of the region and help to overcome the complexities of the trade.

• Multimodal services from different origins to different destinations through the southern and northern ports of Iran.
• Transporting all types of goods (normal, dangerous, reefer, bulk, cars, etc.)
• Approved freight rates with 45 days validity
• Issuance of through and multimodal bill of lading
• Regular weekly service from Indian and Chinese ports to Chabahar
• Regular weekly service from the northern ports of Iran (Anzali and Amirabad) to Aktau and Astrakhan ports
• Receiving different types of currency (INR, RUB, IRR, USD, AED)
• The possibility of using all group containers in affiliated companies
• Four allocated vessels with a total capacity of 800 TEU in the Caspian Sea basin
• Dedicated owned port (Solyanka) with the ability to load and unload cargo up to 32 tons
• Increasing the property capacity of the rail and road fleet
• Designing innovative logistics solutions to carry project cargo based on the needs of customers
• Unified management for policy-making, accountability, and improving service delivery along the international transit corridors

Added Value (I2R multimodal service):
1- end to end service
2- 45 days valid rates
3- Through/multimodal B/L
4- weekly dedicated vessel in the Caspian sea
5- all common currency reception
6- Own port terminal (solyanka) in Russia
7- round trip service