15 int’l shipping companies frequent Iranian ports
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 25
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Currently 15 international shipping companies are frequenting Iranian ports, said Deputy Director of Ports and Shipping Organization Jalil Eslami.
Danish giant Maersk Line on October 24 confirmed nine mainline services with weekly departures on all major trade lanes to and from Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port with a direct feeder to Iran’s Bandar Abbas.
For imports from Iran, there are three weekly services connecting the Middle East and Europe (ME1, ME2 and ME3), a Horn of Africa service and Maersk’s Masika Express service linking the Middle East and East Africa. Maersk’s Mesawa service also connects the Middle East to West Africa/South Africa as well as the Horn of Africa service linking the region to the Far East.
Maersk Line also offers AE1, AE11 and AE15 services linking the Middle East and the Far East for exports to Iran.
Iran is the latest addition to Maersk Line’s UAE cluster which already comprises UAE, Oman and Qatar.