First Iranian container ship calls in Hamburg

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) – IRISL managing director has announced that Iran’s container ship Azargoun called in Hamburg port on March 17.

Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Mohammad Saeidi reported on the berthing of the first Iranian container ship at Hamburg of Germany saying “following six years of sanctions and with the implementation of JCPOA, the first Iranian ship tied up at European ports.”

The 2003-built containership Azargoun, which called in Hamburg on March 17, has marked the reopening of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines’ (IRISL) regular liner service European Container Line (ECL).

The service will be operating with 2,500-TEU containerships, which will conduct calls at Hamburg and Antwerp, along with Genoa, Istanbul, Port Said and Bandar Abbas.

“IRISL plans to establish joint shipping companies with Germany and Italy in order to fully cover Northern and Southern areas of Europe exploiting full capacities of renewed connections,” Saeidi had emphasized earlier.

IRISL, which owns some 170 vessels, will deploy ships with a capacity of 6,500 TEUs in its East Asia service. Additional liner services to SE Asia are run with ships of 2,200 to 2,500 TEUs.

The company also runs container services from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean as well as East Africa.

 

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