IRU member CEVA Logistics and Pakistani transport company NLC completed the first operation along this new TIR route, linking Kashgar, China, to Pakistan by door-to-door road transport for the first time. NLC also extended this route to Kabul, Afghanistan.
Using the global transit system TIR, three National Logistics Cell (NLC) trucks departed from China’s inland city of Kashgar on 24 August, entering Pakistan just one day later via the world’s highest border crossing point, the Khunjerab (China) and Sust (Pakistan) border crossing.
One truck delivered goods in Pakistan, while the other two continued their journey and crossed Afghanistan’s Torkham border on 1 September, before arriving in Kabul two days later. The door-to-door road transport from Kashgar to Kabul, the first of its kind, took just 10 days.