Iran, Europe launch 2 joint shipping firms

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) – IRISL managing director has announced the establishment of two Iran-Europe shipping companies.

Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Mohammad Saeidi said “over the past six months, measures have been taken to let Iranian vessels travel on international waterways without restrictions; furthermore, we have managed to create two companies in Europe in joint collaboration with foreign companies.”

“In new conditions, we commute to ports around the world without limitation carrying exported and imported products,” he continued.

The official went on to note that “unlike the time of sanctions, currently access to fresh fleet will soon become available in order to compete with international rivals; a possibility which will become feasible through expansion of the fleet as well as the signed agreements.”

Saeidi also underlined that “various shipping lines have been launched in Europe connecting East Asia to South America as well as the Persian Gulf to North and South America while IRISL had not been allowed to commute over these routes for seven years due to sanctions.”

“Following the JCPOA-implementation, we have achieved great accomplishments inking contracts with large shipbuilding companies while it would take at least two years before the first ship joint the Iranian fleet of maritime transport,” he highlighted.

Managing director of IRISL also noted the berthing of the first Iranian container ship at Hamburg port which will then carry freight to Belgium before returning to the Persian Gulf; “merchants will deliver goods to customers with more security if we possess a dynamic marine company since a total of 80 percent of world trade is transported on the sea.”

“We have sealed joint accords with European companies turning them into partners in order to gain a significant share of the market in Europe,” Concluded Saeidi.




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