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Iran to Launch Direct Shipping Route to South Africa, Latin America: Official

2021-02-21 14:21:16
An Iranian official says the country will launch a direct shipping route to South Africa and then on to Latin America.

The trade official said the plan to design the linking route is on the agenda.

“Registration is underway of applications by those requesting to directly transport commodities to those countries,” said Babak Afghahi, the head of the non-oil trade and export development committee of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

The said shipping line is going to be launched with the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and is aimed to develop Iran’s non-oil trade with the countries in the mentioned regions.

“With the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, considering the capacity of Iran's cargo export to the mentioned destinations, the chambers of commerce across the country, the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) of Iran and other export bodies have been informed about the new development,” Afghahi said.

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