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Iran sends first container ship with petrochem products to Europe

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Managing-Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Mohammad Saeedi said the country has dispatched its first container ship with petrochemical products to Europe after the removal of sanctions.

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"The implementation of the nuclear agreement has yielded its first result in the IRISL. The first container ship has headed to Europe after five years of sanctions. It will reach its destination within the next few days," Saeedi said in Tehran on Sunday.

He said the IRISL plans to set up regular shipping lines and link the Persian Gulf ports to the ports in Latin America, East Asia, Central America, and the US.

In relevant remarks in August, Head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization said major international shipping lines plan to operate in Iran's Southern ports.

"Some of 11 major shipping lines from such countries as South Korea and China have arrived at the Southern Shahid Rajaee Port to negotiate launching direct shipping lines while some other shipping companies have voiced willingness to run operation in other ports in Southern Iran," head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Saeednejad said.

In January, the world’s second biggest container shipping line, MSC, announced resumption of direct services to Iran.

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