Container ships begin calling at the port of Bandar Abbas, Iran

Posted by Thibaud Porcher on 9 January 2016 | Comments

Iran has seen most of the sanctions against them lifted. This happened after a new nuclear agreement was drawn up in July 2015.

Partnerships between UK and Iran have been completely cut off for years as the country was subjected to sanctions from the UN, EU, US and third world countries. Now, UK businesses are looking to re-establish partnerships with traders in Iran.

The UK government drafted a guide informing businesses and shippers of the changes and answering questions that are certain to be asked a lot. You can find them here.
It has also instructed the UKEF (United Kingdom Export Finance) to aid and cover UK companies that will offer their business in Iran.

Some of the world’s largest shipping lines are now planning to stop in the main Iranian port, Bandar Abbas. However, many carriers are waiting for the official repeal of Iran sanctions before including the country in their routes.

It is important to note that a number of sanctions will remain in place for some time, therefore, our ability to move shipments to/from Iran will be decided after checking compliance with the current sanction regulations.


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As the situation is still inconsistent, it is recommended to use a freight forwarder to provide guidance through the process and avoid taking unnecessary risks.


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