By John Lee.
Danish-based shipping company Maersk Line has announced that it will be resuming service to Iran following a five-year break.
Christian Juul-Nyholm, Managing Director of the UAE branch of Maersk Line, said:
“Global container trade has matured over the past years and is growing at a slower pace. Iran has the potential to be the market which stands out with faster growth.
“With a long and proud history in Iran, we are very pleased to be back, offering our customers access to our global network and vast pool of equipment including the most modern reefer fleet. This will enable our customers to reach markets both near and far creating further opportunities to grow their business.”
Marcus Connolly, Head of Sales, UAE Cluster, added:
“It is hugely exciting that after a 5 year absence, we are again able to offer Maersk Line services to customers to and from Iran. After a period of relative isolation, access to this new market will present significant growth opportunities for Maersk Line in a market that today represents approximately 700,000 FFE but is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.”
(Source: Maersk Line)