Friday, August 7, 2015

Container Ships Make Return to Iran

The first international container ships began arriving in Iran this week in the aftermath of the nuclear deal between Tehran and World powers. Since 2012, Iran had to rely on its own commercial fleet for much of its import as new sanctions led to an exodus of Western shipping firms, leading to supply disruption. In one of the first signs of change, the world’s third largest shipping group, France’s CMA CGM, said on Monday it would restart services to Iran in early August, Reuters reported.

On Thursday, the UK-flagged CMA CGN Andromeda container ship arrived in Bandar Abbas. (Reuters, 7 August)

Taiwanese container line Evergreen, the world’s fifth biggest player, has also resumed calls to Bandar Abbas and its first vessel also arrived on Thursday.
File photo: CMA CGN Andromeda(

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