Iran’s Ambassador announced on Wednesday, April 17, that Iran and Oman are to launch a new shipping line between their ports in the Persian Gulf in a move to help boost economic interactions between the two countries.
The Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) moved to cancelling the registration of a number of Iranian vessels, due to US imposing sanctions that target transportation, oil and banking areas. The move came after Juan Carlos Varela, Panamanian president, issued a presidential decree, allowing the AMP to de-register these vessels.
Iran and Kazakhstan have set up a joint shipping company, aiming to boost their bilateral trade, according to the director of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines Mohammad Saeedi. The company will connect Central Asia to southern Iran.
The Indian government is keen on developing Chabahar Port in Iran and is hopeful of starting operations by 2018, according to Indian Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari.
The Antwerp Port Authority has signed a collaboration agreement with Shahid Rajaee Port Authority which controls the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran.
Korean Register (KR) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a joint venture company with the Iranian Classification Society . The agreement is to deliver plant facility certification and engineering services.
Iranian oil tankers have no more obstacles traveling to any port around now that sanctions on the shipping lines have been totally lifted, the managing director of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has said.
The Iranian shipping company Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) called at the port of Antwerp with one of its ships last week, for the first time since economic sanctions were lifted. The honour of being the “first” Iranian ship in Antwerp’s waters fell to the container carrier Azargoun which moored at the Antwerp Gateway terminal in the Deurganck dock.
CMA CGM has signed a landmark deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) for the expansion of its presence in Iran, the French government said.
RINA expects to start verifying safety and environmental standards for Iranian ships including oil tankers in a matter of weeks, the classification society has announced.
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