Iran’s minister of trade said the country will spend nearly €300 million to build 200 large vessels as an ailing shipbuilding sector keeps growing only because foreign companies avoid offering services to the country due to American sanctions.
A valuable cargo of diesel was sold at a local bourse within minutes of offering to foreign customers, a first case of diesel export for the country amid sanctions that have hampered direct sale of crude.
Largest Iranian-made fiberglass cargo vessel, capable of carrying 1,300 tons of cargo, was exported, said Director General of Ports and Maritime Organization of Hormuzgan Province Morad Afifipour on Sunday.
After the Pride of York ferry sailed into the Belgian port of Zeebrugge from Hull in the UK earlier this month, dozens of cargo containers were offloaded and whisked away on trucks. The hundreds of passengers weren’t as lucky: They had to line up for border checks.
Azerbaijan Republic Railway Company announced on Thursday that a testing move by train carrying containers in the route of Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan Republic and Iran was paved successfully and the train paved the route for nine days.
Iran said it has transited a major consignment of tangerines from Pakistan to Kazakhstan in an initiative that could open a new corridor for shipment of food items from Southeast Asia to markets as far as Russia.