Container throughput at Iran’s ports should grow by up to 25 percent annually over the next half decade as a confluence of benefits are realized from the expected relaxation of sanctions, a senior Iran-based industry researcher and commentator told JOC.com.
26 Oct 2015
A delegation from the port of Antwerp visited Iran last week on a contact-building mission with officials in the shipping and commerce sectors, the latest in a long line of port and shipping companies aiming to open trade doors to take advantage of loosening sanctions.
31 Aug 2015
Brazilian beef exporters are poised to double their shipments to Iran after the major Middle Eastern importer ended a three-year ban on non-frozen shipments from the state of Parana.
03 Aug 2015
Contship Italia, Italy’s largest container terminal operator, has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with Sina Port and Marine, Iran’s biggest port company, to take advantage of moves by the U.S. and the EU to ease sanctions following the nuclear deal with Tehran.
20 Jul 2015
The nuclear deal reached with Iran has placed container trade back on the radar of carriers, but with all the hoops for the country still to jump through, it could be a year before its Persian Gulf gateway again begins receiving the world’s liners, according to Drewry.
16 Jul 2015
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is testing the waters in Iran as it appears more likely United Nations sanctions will be lifted as part of a new nuclear agreement between the West and the pariah state.
08 May 2015
India signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran to build and operate cargo facilities at the Chabahar port, a free trade zone site on the Gulf of Oman, with the aim of allowing New Delhi a sea-land access route to Afghanistan.
01 May 2015
Vessel operators are being warned against transit in the Strait of Hormuz, three days after a Maersk Line cargo ship was fired upon and seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
30 Apr 2015
The U.S. is amping up security measures in the Strait of Hormuz three days after a cargo ship under U.S.
29 Apr 2015
A Maersk Line container ship remained in Iranian custody Wednesday, still without a concrete explanation as to why Iranian patrol ships fired upon and seized the vessel while it was transiting international waters.
28 Apr 2015
Just two hours before they were set to call the port at Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, the crew of the Maersk Tigris likely had little or no idea that the container ship would become international news while heightening tension in the Middle East.