Iran, Oman launch shipping line
Iran, Oman launch shipping line
A shipping line was launched between Iran Jask port and Port Suwaiq in Oman.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – A shipping line was launched between Iran Jask port and Port Suwaiq in Oman.

According to Omani media, the maritime transport line has been launched by Marafai Company in Oman and in line with the company’s initiative to create a direct tradeline with Iran, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

Marafi announced that the shipping line started its activities on May 5.

Another shipping line had earlier been launched between Bandar Abbas and Port Suwaiq and five cargo vessels transport goods between Iran and Oman every week.

The head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Hamid Zadboum said in April that to develop and expand the level of trade relations between Iran and Oman, the third shipping line between Jask port and certain Omani ports will be launched soon, reported on Saturday.

Talking about the rise in the trade volume between both countries, he said that last month both countries opened a container shipping line to transit cargo between the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas and Port Sultan Qaboos in Oman.

He added, “The line is used to transport container cargo, mainly fruits and vegetables, between the two countries.”

On April 3, the TPO head gave assurance that Iran’s economy will resolve the coronavirus crisis as, over the past years, it has managed to overcome cruel sanctions on the country.

Concurrent with the spread of the coronavirus in the country, monitoring of the common borders started on a daily basis through the country’s embassies and [commercial] attachés in neighboring states, and Iranian traders were provided with the required information through an online app as well as Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA).

In addition to the threats the coronavirus has posed to Iran’s economy and foreign trade, it has also provided the country with a brilliant opportunity to expand exports in different sectors, including that of services, Zadboum said.

He noted, “No doubt our plans have been impacted by the coronavirus contagion and [US] sanctions. However, we must prevent serious harm to the country’s production and exports, and make use of the current situation in regional and neighboring states to boost our overseas sales.”

  • source : Iran Daily, Irannews