National Transit and Transshipment to Be Partially Provided


The Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced: “Under the condition changes in the country and the issues related to the post-sanctions period, we need to take special measures to exploit the available opportunities properly. These changes have impacted our performance in Iranian sea ports in two serious ways.”


“We Don’t Intend to Establish Markets”

The Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development elaborated: “In this organization, we have focused on attracting investment efforts, rather than establishing markets, and we therefore hope that various companies and other countries view Iran as a suitable partner.”


Transit: Condition for Accepting Shipping Lines

Mr. Mohammad Saeednejad then pointed to the agreements concluded with numerous European and Asian investors, and explained: “In all the defined projects, domestic transport and transit networks have been considered, and the condition for the acceptance of shipping lines into the country would be satisfactory attention to transit aspects. The participation of shipping lines in domestic cargos and markets would not be advantageous for us, and they would need to provide for a part of the transshipment load of the country in order to restore the rights that had been denied under the sanctions.”


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