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Iran is an Islamic Republic located in both Southwest Asia and the Middle East. It borders the Caspian Sea to the North. It has state borders with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. For political reasons, Iran is subject to widespread international sanctions. It is currently trying to improve relations with Russia to develop north-south trade cross the Caspian Sea. (Updated 04.07.2022)

Iran’s Rasht-Caspian Railway ready in March

Rasht, Iran (Ports Europe) February 19, 2024 – Iran’s Rasht-Caspian Railway, connecting the city of Rasht to the country’s Caspian Sea port of Bandar...

Iran invests in port development

Tehran, Iran (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – The capacity of Iranian ports has increased to 290 million tonnes, Ali-Akbar Safaei, head of the...

25.5% of Astrakhan port given to Russia’s military behemoth Rostec

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – Russia continues to reorient its economy towards a war footing. The latest move is to transfer a...

Iran’s logistics center in Astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) January 31, 2024 – Russia’s Astrakhan region has identified a plot of land near the Caspian port of Astrakhan special...

Direct sea line Iran-Saudi Arabia

Bushehr, Iran (Ports Europe) January 31, 2024 – The Persian Gulf archrivals Iran and Saudi Arabia will launch a direct sea line between Iran’s port of...

Iran is now exporting citrus products to Russia via Solyanka port

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) is now exporting citrus products to Russia via...

First cruise service visiting all Caspian states

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) January 21, 2024 – Moscow has decided to replace services affected by Western sanctions opportunities for Russian...

Urgent dredging to start in Baku port, Caspian Sea shrinks

Baku, Azerbaijan (Ports Europe) January 10, 2024 – Dredging will start in the coming days in Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea port of Baku, which will allow access...

Maersk ships to resume sailing via the Red Sea

Suez, Egypt (Ports Europe) December 25, 2023 – Denmark’s AP Møller-Maersk will send again Maersk ships via the Suez Canal and the Red Sea, less than a...

Absurd Iranian threat to “close” the Mediterranean Sea

Tehran, Iran (Ports Europe) December 24, 2023 – Absurd Iranian threat – the Mediterranean Sea could be closed if Israel, supported by the United...

Rasht-Astara railway construction for INSTC corridor in 2024

Tehran, Itan (Ports Europe) December 14, 2023 – It has been announced that the construction of the 163-km Rasht-Astara railway in Northern Iran will...

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation plans network of strategic ports

Astana, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) November 30, 2023 – The draft concept for the creation and operation of a “Partnership Network” of major...

North-South corridor is sanctioned Russia’s distant dream

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) November 26, 2023 – The development of the International North-South Transport Corridor – INSTC will significantly...

TransContainer starts new export routes for timber

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) November 23, 2023 – PJSC TransContainer has started exporting timber using new export routes. This includes to China via...

Iran to provide ships for Russian North-South corridor via Caspian Sea

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) October 31, 2023 – PJSC Astrakhan Port (Solyanka) on Russia’s Caspian Sea cost, controlled (53.1%) by Iranian shipping...

New transport corridor from Kazakhstan to Persian Gulf via Iran

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PortSEurope) October 24, 2023 – The development of a new transport corridor for agricultural goods from Kazakhstan to...

Update: Armenia wants to be part of Russia-Turkey corridor via Azerbaijan

Strasbourg, France (PortSEurope) October 17, 2023 – Facing the treat of being left out of a strategic transport corridor (Zangezur) that will connect Russia...

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