Via Google Translate, this says something the effect that a locomotive from Kazakhstan is expected to arrive in Hairatan on 30 January 2023, and a second one by 7 February. This means Afghanistan will be able to handle operations itself, without needing Uzbekistan to operate the trains.
بعدازگذشت ۱۷ روز روابط تجارتی افغانستان وازبكستان عادی بشده،صادرات،واردات وترانزیت مثل گذشته درسیستم اسیکودا ثبت میگردد. After 17 days, Afghanistan-Uzbekistan trade relations have returned to normal.They have trade relations in three ways: car, rail and ship.#حیرتان#hairatanpic.twitter.com/RaYEfMn93D
The 1st shipment of Chinese commercial-transit goods arrives at Hairatan port
The 1st shipment of Chinese commercial and transit goods arrived at the commercial port of Hairatan on Sunday.
This shipment includes 51 containers of commercial-transit goods of the People’s Republic of China, which entered the country through the railway for the 1st time in the solar year.
The cargo was loaded from the Chinese city of Urumqi and the Afghan Cargo Company transited the shipment to Hairatan port.
Officials at the port say, the shipment includes electrical appliances, medicine and cosmetics, various types of clothes, toys, and other commercial goods, and the transfer of commercial goods from Hairatan port indicates an improvement in the country’s ports.
Afghanistan shares a 137-kilometer border with the Republic of Uzbekistan, where most of Afghanistan’s trade goods enter the country through the port of Hairatan. Hairatan port is one of the connecting points of the country with Central Asia.
With the aim of supporting small and private-sector Uzbek exporters, Uzbekistan’s national railway UTY has launched a thrice-weekly accelerated freight service to Afghanistan. This ‘high speed’ service reduces the normal transit time from Tashkent to Hairatan from 5-6 days to 2 days.
The first of the ‘high speed’ freight trains left Tashkent on 16 April with 14 wagons, and an additional 36 wagons were attached along the route. As of 24 April 2020 four trains had been operated, moving a total of 218 wagons.
UTY said it accepts all types of cargo, and provides various types of wagons, containers and tanks. Payment is made ‘in any convenient form’, and the transport tariff remains unchanged.
The video Afghan Scene – Visiting Hairatan Port with Mitra / افغان سین – سفر دیدنی میترا به بندر حیرتان from “Toot” includes some railway action, including the presenter enthusiastically greeting a maintenance vehicle at 2:20 and a locomotive hauling an single Uzbek Railways liveried coach at 2:56.
ریاست اداره خدمات بندر حیرتان با نشر تصاویری از جریان نورمال تخلیه مواد اولیه برای همشهریان عزیز اطمینان میدهد که کشور ازبکستان تنهاورود مسافران را بخاطر جلوگیری ازشیوع ویروس کرونا به آن کشورممنوع کرده اماواردات اموال تجارتی از ازبکستان بصورت نورمال ادامه دارد.#حیرتان#hairatanpic.twitter.com/GLVjBZoGxA
امروز دوشنبه ۱۳۹۸.۱۲.۱۲ کشور ازبکستان مرز خود با افغانستان را بخاطر جلوگیری از شیوع ویروس کرونا (کوید ۱۹) تا زمان نامعلوم بروی مسافرین بست. اما انتقال اموال تجارتی ادامه دارد.#حیرتان#hairatanpic.twitter.com/FarTrAi1Xl
جمعه ۱۳۹۸.۹.۲۲ اسحاق "رهگذر" والی ولایت بلخ، یعقوب "حیدری" والی ولایت کابل، عبدالطیف "مراد" والی ولایت کاپیسا، والی ولایت نیمروز، معاون والی ولایت هرات و همراهان شان از ادارات دولتی در شهر حیرتان دیدار نمودند.#حیرتان#hairatanpic.twitter.com/wU3TyNmtrr
The first rail shipment from Afghanistan to China via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan was dispatched earlier today during a high-level ceremony attended by officials and diplomats from four countries in the Hiratan Port. The shipment includes 1100 MTs of goods from Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/EmjF75Z6qc
An inaugural service carrying freight for export to China by rail left Hairatan on 5 September 2019.1 It was carrying 1 100 tonnes of talc in 41 containers, which were expected to arrive in China’s Jiangxi province in around 14 days, travelling 6 700 km via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The locomotive from Uzbekistan’s national railway UTY and the containers were decorated with banners showing the flags of the four countries, and a portrait of King Amanullah.
Guests at the despatch of the first export train included Minister of Transport Yama Yari, various national and local government officials and representatives of the embassies of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China.