The first train of 32 containers from China called Tehran earlier this week to revive the historical Silk route. The journey of over 10,000 Kilometres from Yiwcontainer_trainu in East China (through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan), took 14 days which is around 30 days less than the sea freight from Shanghai to Bandar Abbas. The officials of both China and Iran disclosed that there are plans of setting up monthly rail freight service from China to Iran that could ultimately be continued through to Europe forming Tehran to a transit hub between the two regions. Following the economic slump of China, the economists assume Iran as the main target of China for their economic trade policy of One Belt, One Road.