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.
Iran will start bunkering operations at a newly-built ship fueling terminal on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm by next month, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said Wednesday.
For the second time in a week, Malta has detained a humanitarian vessel that normally rescues boat refugees off the coast of Libya, where two shipwrecks have claimed the lives of as many as 200 people in recent days.
Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration.
Caspian littoral states have decided to establish a unified regime for state control of ships in ports by analogy with the Black and Mediterranean seas, the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan said in a message on Monday.
Iran announced that a second ship with a major wheat consignment for Afghanistan arrived in the southeastern port of Chabahar which is gradually emerging as a key transit point in a corridor bypassing Pakistan.