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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)

New route for Russia-Iran container trains

Formachevo, Russia (Ports Europe) August 18, 2023 – RZD Logistics, the largest Russian multimodal logistics operator, a subsidiary of state-owned Russian...

ADP in JV to export Kazakh agro products via Iran

Kuryk, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) August 7, 2023 – Landlocked Kazakhstan and Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP, part of AD Ports Group on behalf of Simatech Shipping &...

Another transport corridor project to link Central Asia to Indian Ocean

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Ports Europe) August 2, 2023 – Landlocked Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran are to open a new transport corridor, again bypassing...

Update: First Iranian ship in 10 years docks Libya’s Misrata

Misrata, Libya (PortSEurope) July 17, 2023 – For the first time in 10 years, an Iranian ship docked at Libya’s Mediterranean Sea port of Misrata, the...

Solyanka Caspian terminal, controlled by Iran, helps Iran-Russia trade

Solyanka, Russia (PortSEurope) July 17, 2023 – Iranian company Nasim Bahr Kish owns a controlling 53.1% stake in Solyanka terminal of Russia’s Caspian...

Iran’s IRISL resumes service to Misrata, Libya

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) July 13, 2023 – The Iranian shipping line IRISL has resumed its service to the Misrata Free Zone (MFZ) through its local...

Afghan company to invest $50 million in Anzali port, Iran

Anzali, Iran (PortSEurope) July 12, 2023 – An unnamed Afghan company will invest $50 million in the construction of three wharves in the Iranian Caspian Sea...

Iran: Seaport cargo report – June 2023

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) July 9, 2023 – Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organisation (PMO) has published cargo details for its seaports for the month of June...

Making the Middle Corridor an eTIR Corridor

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (PortSEurope) July 4, 2023 – Countries along the Middle Corridor, that connects Central Asia with Europe have agreed to accelerate...

Russia and Iran: Sanctions busting in focus during port visit

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – Russia and Iran, the two most sanctioned countries in the world, continue their attempts to improve cargo...

Russia pushes for sanctions-busting cargo transport with Turkmenistan

Makhachkala, Russia (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – Desperate Russia, looking for ways to bypass Western sanctions is pushing for a regular container ship line...

Tehran hosts Kazakh-Iranian Business Forum

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) June 28, 2023 – As part of the visit of Kazakhstan Head of State K.K.Tokayev to Iran, Tehran has hosted the Kazakh-Iranian...

Iran and Russia: The game of (free) zones

Tehran (PortSEurope) June 28, 2023 – Iran and Russia will sign a memorandum for establishing mutual free economic zones (FEZ, SEZ – special economic...

Iran completes one more section of railway from Strait of Hormuz to Caspian Sea

Rasht, Iran (PortSEurope)June 27, 2023 – The long-delayed railway 160 km section between Qazvin and Rasht in Iran will become operational by early July,...

Russia begs Iran for Volga River dredging help

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) June 26, 2023 – Sanctions-hit Russia, unable to complete the critically important dredging of the Volga-Caspian Sea...

Iran: Seaport cargo report – May 2023

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) June 19, 2023 – Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organisation (PMO) has published cargo details for its ports for the month of...

Makhachkala’s – the key node in North-South Corridor

Makhachkala, Russia (PortSEurope) June 12, 2023 – Russia’s Caspian Sea port of Makhachkala is increasing its cargo and ferry traffic and becoming a major...

Iran adds ships to Caspian Sea fleet

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) June 6, 2023 – Fifteen commercial ships have been added to Iran’s Caspian Sea fleet, reports the Ports and Maritime...

7,200 km problems for Russia’s North-South corridor

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) April 11, 2023 – The 7,200-km long International North-South Corridor (INSTC) is sold by Moscow’s propaganda to...

Russia and Iran to construct the 162 km INSTC missing railway link

Rasht, Iran (Ports Europe) May 22, 2023 – Russia and Iran signed an intergovernmental agreement for the construction of the 162 km Rasht-Astara railway in...

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