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Iran to launch new container service connecting Asia to Europe

Tehran - “The container line between Asia and Europe and vice versa will be launched soon,” Captain Torabizadeh said on Monday. He also added that Iran will replace 49 new vessels with the older ones in its fleet, using domestic and foreign capacities.

Tehran - Technical and Commercial Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Captain Amir Saman Torabizadeh announced that the country will recommence services to link Asia to the European states. “The container line between Asia and Europe and vice versa will be launched soon,” Captain Torabizadeh said on Monday. He also added that Iran will replace 49 new vessels with the older ones in its fleet, using domestic and foreign capacities.
Relevant reports in January also said that the IRISL is a launching a new service that connects the French port of Le Havre with Iranian, Middle Eastern and Asian ports. Before the international embargo and sanctions, Iranian containerships called at Le Havre every week between 2006 and 2009, connecting the main Iranian ports. This new service times are as follows times: 19 days between Le Havre and Bandar Abbas for example. It will call at the following ports: Bandar Abbas, Asaluyeh, Bandar Iman, Khomeini, Busher and Khorramsharh in Iran and the port of Um Qasr in Iraq. “This is a great opportunity offered to the French importers and exporters who wish to develop their trade with Iran,” said Jean-Marc Peltier, liner department manager, Worms Services Maritimes Agency - Le Havre at the time.
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