Iran’s oil tanker capacity stands at 15 million tons
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.30/ Trend F.Karimov/
The National Iranian Tanker Company's fleet has a capacity of 15 million tons, ISNA quoted the company's managing director Ali-Akbar Safaei as saying.
The fleet comprises 67 ships, he added.
International sanctions have caused many problems for the oil and gas shipping industry of the country he said, adding that the NITC is the world's second largest company of its kind.
The combined carrying capacity of oil tankers leaving Iranian ports last month rose 21 per cent from August, vessel-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg shows.
The implied capacity of departing ships gained to the equivalent of 1.30 million barrels a day from 1.07 million barrels.
Iranian Oil Minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has said that major foreign oil companies have expressed hope for intensive cooperation with Iran's National Oil Company after the sanctions against the country are lifted.
He also said that the representatives of these companies have contacted Iran's officials and held talks with them regarding their return to Iran's oil industry.
The Oil Ministry will spare no effort to increase Iran's crude oil production capacity up to 4 mbpd till the end of the current solar year (ended March 21, 2014), he added.
The U.S. and EU have imposed sanctions on Iran's oil export and banking system resulting in Iran experiencing problems with exports of oil and receiving petrodollars.