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Indian Wheat Reaches Afghanistan via Iranian Port

Afghanistan has received an inaugural consignment of wheat from India through Iran’s strategic port of Chabahar, opening a new trade and transit route for the landlocked nation that bypasses neighboring Pakistan, a report said. The shipment of almost 15,000 tons of wheat dispatched from India’s western port of Kandla on October 29 reached the Iranian […]

Major Terminal under Construction at Astara Port

The executive director of the Astara Development Project said a terminal with an annual loading and unloading capacity of 2.5 million tons of grain and other commodities is being constructed at Astara Port in northern Iran. “The dedicated capacity of this port (Astara Port) has been designed for 2.5 million tons per year and now […]

Iran to Build Oil Terminal on Sea of Oman Coast

Iran’s oil minister unveiled plans for the construction of a major oil terminal on the shores of the Sea of Oman southeast of the country to facilitate crude exports. Speaking in a televised program on Monday evening, Bijan Zanganeh said the “strategic decision” to build the new oil terminal has been made by President Hassan […]

Chabahar Port Signs Deal with India Ports

India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) has reportedly signed a contract with Aria Banader of Iran to equip and operate two terminals at Chabahar – Shahid -Beheshti Port for transportation of goods and other purposes. IPGPL is a joint venture between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Kandla Port Trust (KPT). According to the report […]

Enhanced Export of Oil Products from Rajaei Port

By John Lee. The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMOI) is to launch three new docks at Shahid Rajaei Port to bring the facility’s export capacity to 34 million tons of petroleum products annually. According to the organization, Mohammad Saeid Nejad, deputy minister of roads and urban development, said once the docks are operational, […]

IRISL signs MOU with Kamigumi, Suzue

By John Lee The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese logistics and transport companies Suzue and Kamigumi, covering the construction of dry ports in Iran and investments in Iranian ports. According to Tehran Times, the MOU will become operational after conducting the required studies and […]

Maersk Expands Operations in Iran

By John Lee. Denmark’s Maersk Line is to operate from a second port in Iran, less than three months after it resumed services to the country following the lifting of sanctions. The company pulled out of Iran in 2012, but having resumed services at Bandar Abbas in October, it has just added the port of Bushehr […]

Iran, Oman Launch Passenger Shipping Line

Iran and Oman launched the first direct passenger shipping line between the southeastern port city of Chabahar and Oman’s capital of Muscat, an Iranian deputy minister announced. The first shipping line for maritime travels between Iran and Oman was inaugurated at Chabahar on Wednesday in a ceremony attended by Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas […]

Foreign Firms to Invest $1bn in Iran’s Port Industry

Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Mohammad Saeednejad said foreign firms are expected to make nearly $1 billion of investment in the country’s port and shipping industry. Since the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions, various foreign delegations have travelled to Iran and expressed willingness to invest in the country’s port and maritime projects, […]

Swiss Firm to Develop Iran Transport Hub

Iran’s Perse Transport Bar and Switzerland’s TransInvest Holding signed a deal to jointly develop a dry port in the vicinity of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Called Aprin Dry Port, the facility will connect Iran’s port cities to the capital and will act as the country’s central cargo train intersection. “We are trying to turn the […]

Iran, India Determined to Develop Chabahar Port

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi voiced determination to implement the agreements signed between the two countries, particularly a project to develop Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar. In a telephone conversation with the Indian premier on Wednesday, President Rouhani said Tehran is prepared to upgrade the level of ties […]

Kharg Terminal Steps up Loading Capacity

Managing director of Iranian Oil Terminals Company (IOTC) says Kharg Oil Terminal has increased its export capacity and can now load 8 oil tankers at the same time. Saeid Pirouz Mousavi said the raise comes after infrastructural upgrades in the terminal carried out by domestic developers and took over two years. He said the terminal […]

Iran finds new Port Partner in India

By Alireza Ramezani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Among the many delegations that have visited Iran since the Jan. 16 lifting of nuclear-related sanctions, India has been among the few that have managed to actually secure a major economic deal with the […]

India to Invest $500m in Strategic Iranian Port

By John Lee. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will invest $500 million to develop the strategically important Chabahar port, close to Iran’s border with Pakistan. From Chabahar, India could access Afghanistan directly, without going through neighbouring Pakistan. “Afghanistan will get an assured, effective and a more friendly route to trade with […]

Japan Sets Sight on Development of Chabahar Port

The Japanese government has expressed willingness to contribute to the development of the southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar, a report said. According to a report by Japan’s Nikkei newspaper on Saturday, Tokyo hopes to join India and play a role in the construction of port of Chabahar, which is set to include a port and […]

Oman signs MoU with Iranian Ports

The biggest port in the sultanate of Oman has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Iranian ports of Shahid Rajaee (pictured) and Chabahar (Chah Bahar). Arranged with the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMOI), the agreement with the Port of Salalah envisages close cooperation to facilitate growth in shipping, trade and commerce […]

MSC Shipping Line Returns after 6 Yrs

The world’s second-largest shipping line has returned to Iran after a break of more than six years. Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) docked its MSC Domitille at the Iranian port of Shahid Rajaee on Thursday on its way from Shanghai. MSC ships are now scheduled to dock at the Iranian southern port every week. (Source: […]

Port of Antwerp Meets with Iran

A delegation from the Belgian port of Antwerp visited Iran last week to re-establish shipping and commercial ties. According to a report from MarEx, the meetings included officials from Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization, the Islamic Republic Shipping line (IRSL), Iranian Customs and the Iranian investment Organization, finishing with a visit to the Shahid Rajaee […]