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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)

Joint Russia-Iran agency activities in Iran’s ports

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) June 15, 2024 – Iran’s state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) wants to organise joint agency...

Iran wants to use INSTC to move coal from Russia to India

Mumbai, India (Ports Europe) June 11, 2024 – Iran has announced plans to transport coal from Russia to India via Iran’s railway network, said the...

Russia, Iran discuss the new Astraport Shipping company

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – Representatives of Russia’s Astrakhan Region and the Iranian Consul General in Astrakhan, Mahdi...

India signed 10-year deal for Iran’s Chabahar port

Chabahar, Iran (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – India has signed a 10-year contract to operate Iran’s Chabahar deep water port, eight years after...

Russia pushes for corridors with Asia to bypass sanctions

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – Russia is pressing ahead with the creation of two new transport corridors linking it with Asia, seeking to...

South Russia tripled grain exports to Iran in Q1’24

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) April 14, 2024 – Russia’s southern regions of Rostov, Volgograd, Astrakhan, and the Republic of Kalmykia exported more...

Russia’s North-South corridor lacks infrastructure, Caspian sinking

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) March 25, 2024 – There were no changes in the transit of goods from/to India and Southeast Asia to Russia in 2023 via...

NYT: Russia’s tries to pivot away from the West for good

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) March 16, 2024 – For centuries, trade with Europe was the main pillar of Russia’s economy. The war in Ukraine ended that,...

Plans for a Turkmenbashi-Amirabad feeder line

Amirabad, Iran (Ports Europe) February 19, 2024 – Turkmenistan and Iran are planning to resume shipping between the Caspian Sea ports of Turkmenbashi and...

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...

Transport corridor: Armenia-India through Iran to open in May

Yerevan, Armenia (PortSEurope) January 17, 2024 – The transport corridor through Iran, linking Armenia and India, is scheduled to open in May 2024, the...

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...

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