Apart from Iranian ports, the new service linking ports on the Persian Gulf with others in Northern Europe will call at additional ports in the Middle East when required.
For C. Steinweg’s Süd-West Terminal in Hamburg, clearance of the Sevgi was a very special occasion, since it was here that the last previous clearance of one of IRISL’s conventional vessels had taken place in May 2010. In recent years, international trade sanctions limited Iran to importing goods not affected by export restrictions. Calls by the Iranian state shipping company’s vessels in European ports were not permitted. Thanks to the resumption of foreign trade activities with Iran, especially in the export area, people at C. Steinweg are expecting an initially gradual, later substantial increase in seaborne cargo throughput with Iran and are looking forward to the return of IRISL’s conventional liner service on the Elbe.
Two IRISL liner services handled simultaneously in the Port of Hamburg IRISL liner services will be represented in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands by Hamburg-based IRISL Agency (North) GmbH, with branches in Antwerp and Rotterdam. This is currently being set up by Peter W. Lampke GmbH & Co. KG (PWL) and IRISL (Europe) GmbH. Apart from the first call by the new conventional liner service, at the same time this cleared the IRISL’s containership “Arzin” at Eurogate Container Terminal in Hamburg, which since mid-March 2016 has linked Hamburg with ports in the Persian Gulf in the regular Europe Container Line (ECL) service.
Source:Port of Hamburg