14 August 2016 - 11:05
  • News Code: 266882
14 Foreign Shipping Lines Back to Shahid Rajaie Port after JCPOA

TEHRAN, Aug 14 (Shana) – Director of Hormuzgan Ports and Maritime Organization Ebrahim Idani says 14 foreign shipping lines have returned to Shahid Rajaie Port after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Idani said South Korean Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)'s Glory container liner has newly started activity in Iran's biggest commercial port with the capacity of carrying 4,800 containers.

He added that the South Korean container vessel has newly berthed in the port.

The official said the vessel belongs to China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), that is a subsidiary to Hyundai container line.

Vessel Hyundai Glory is a container ship built in 2004 and currently sailing under the flag of Panama. Hyundai Glory has 282m length overall and beam of 32m. Her gross tonnage is 53352 tons. 

Idani said the ship's destination is Chinese ports and next, Singapore port. The shipping line, he added, will from now on offload 4,000 tons container loads in Shahid Rajaie port and load cargo then twice a week.

The Iranian official said a market of 80 million and short distance, i.e. 70 kms, of Shahid Rajaie port in Hormuz Strait  are among advantages of  the port which lure international container carriers to use it.

He said since start of the Iranian year of 1395 (started on March 20), 680,000 containers have moved in Shahid Rajaie Port, showing 27 percent increase in number compared to that in the same period the year before.

Following return of international shipping lines to Shahid Rajaie port after the JCPOA, goods are transported through the sea two weeks sooner.

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