BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15
Iran intends to strengthen maritime cooperation with the Caspian littoral states, Managing Director of Khazar Sea Shipping Lines Company Davood Tafti told Trend.
According to Tafti, there is great potential in maritime cooperation between the Caspian littoral states. In this regard, the Iranian side uses the chartering services of the Caspian littoral states.
The director also added that recently, a number of meetings have been held with Azerbaijani maritime officials. During the meetings, agreements were reached between the two countries in the field of maritime transport.
“Thus, the two countries will cooperate on the regulation of tariffs in the Caspian Sea, as well as container services,” he said.
In particular, the director noted that the shipping route between Iranian ports and the Turkmenbashi International Seaport in Turkmenistan was suspended for several years.
“As of the last Iranian year (from March 20, 2020 through March 20, 2021), the route was reopened, and now there is a regular route between the northern ports of Iran and the Turkmenbashi port,” he said.
Along with all these, Tafti emphasized that Iran has agreements with Russia on transit of goods via the Caspian Sea. He added that Iran has access to 14 countries through Russia. In this regard, Russia is of great importance to Iran in maritime trade.
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