Iran’s IRISL Group operates the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL), ranked 14th in Alphaliner’s rankings of leading carriers in 2019, with a consolidated capacity of more than 150,000 TEUs. One division, Hafaz Darya Arya Shipping Lines, provides services that connect Persian Gulf ports such as Bandar Abbas (Iran) and Jebel Ali (UAE) with major ports in China (Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Shenzhen) and Taiwan (Kaohsiung); both East-West and West-East. Such services could be impacted by the possible continuation of US, UN and EU sanctions against Iran’s military and military programs. Those sanctions target firms and individuals involved in affiliates of the IRISL Group that have provided logistical services to Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines has big aspirations now that it is largely free to join the international shipping market.
12 Dec 2016
The Iranian container line is ramping up to meet growing international container trade.
14 Jun 2016
Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines launched a new direct regular container service to South Korea.
06 Apr 2016
Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines is negotiating with Hyundai Heavy Industries to purchase up to three mega-ships with capacities of 14,500 twenty-foot-equivalent units.
28 Jan 2016
CMA CGM and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines plan to share vessel capacity, and jointly operate routes and marine container terminals, the latest sign of how global container lines are aiming to tap Iran’s potential due to the lifting of economic sanctions.
03 Apr 2013
The Indian government on Wednesday approved a proposal to liquidate Irano Hind Shipping Co., a joint venture between Shipping Corporation of India and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, in the face of tightening U.S. and European Union sanctions against Tehran.