The Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), Mohammad Saeidi, said the country plans to establish a regular shipping line to Japan in the near future.
Addressing a ceremony in Tehran, Saeidi pointed to the removal of sanctions in January, saying that during the sanctions era there was only one active shipping line from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas to East Asia.
He added that it developed after the removal of the embargos and now shipping lines to South Korea, Singapore and China are permanently active.
The official went on to say that a new shipping line to Japan will be launched in the next few weeks.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)