Container Shippers Resume Iranian Port Calls

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 7, 2016

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With U.S. sanctions on Iran expected to be lifted within the coming months, several container shipping lines have resumed calling the country in the second half of 2015.
Among ships recently calling Iran is Panamanian flagged MSC Domitille which visited container port Bandar Abbas at the end of last year, as shown by Mapping Service VV@. MSC said it plans to make weekly calls to the country.
Other vessels have entered into these waters earlier in the year, as seen on the U.K. flagged CMA CGM Andromeda travelled to Iran on August 6, 2015.
Evergreen has also resumed direct service to the country, while Hapag Lloyd has resumed Iranian trade via feeder ships from Jebel Ali, and Hamburg Sud meanwhile has provided shipping services via a third party agent.
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