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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 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...

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...

Iran helps Russia by increasing Caspian cargo fleet

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) October 23, 2023 – Iran is again helping and working with Russia to increase Caspian Sea cargo traffic. State-owned Islamic...

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...

Azerbaijan and Iran join transport corridors’ game in Central Asia

Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) October 15, 2023 – Azerbaijan agreed with Iran to establish a transport corridor (Eastern Zangezur Corridor) to Azeri exclave...

Russia’s North-South corridor – more political talk less cargo

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) October 12, 2023 – Russia, desperate and isolated from the West, keeps talking big about the North-South International Transport...

Russia supports new entity to develop North-South International Transport Corridor

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) October 6, 2023 – The Russian government is supporting the creation of a new entity to develop North-South International...

Russia’s Solyanka port is controlled by Iranian sanctioned entity

Solyanka, Russia (PortSEurope) September 27, 2023 – The Iran-controlled Russian Caspian Sea port of Solyanka is Iran’s strategic base in the International...

Construction of the missing 162 km rail link of INSTC to start in March’24

Rasht, Iran (Ports Europe) September 20, 2023 – The long delayed construction of the 162 km Rasht-Astara railway along the Caspian Sea coast in Iran as part...

Astrakhan Port buys ships with Iranian money

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) September 4, 2023 – Astrakhan Port PJSC will receive a $10.5 million loan from Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines...

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