Since February, 2017, the Port of Le Havre is again sea-container-connected with Iranian and Iraqi ports.
The new service, provided by HDASCO Line, links Le Havre with the ports of Bandar Abbas, Asaluyeh, Bandar Iman, Khomeini, Busher and Khorramsharh in Iran, and the Port of Um Qasr in Iraq. For instance, the travel time between Le Havre and Bandar Abbas lasts 19 days.
HDASCO (Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company), also known as HDS Lines, is the Iranian national shipping company, and a subsidiary of the IRISL Group (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines).
“This is a great opportunity offered to the French importers and exporters who wish to develop their trade with Iran. This country, which has around 80 million inhabitants, is a high-potential market, especially regarding the sectors of chemistry, agri-food (flour, milk, etc.) cosmetics, electrical appliances, retail, and of course automotive trade, as well as oil & gas industry. While the world trade with traditional Asian partners is slowing down, promising perspectives with the Iranian market are most welcome,” Jean-Marc Peltier, Liner Department Manager at Worms Services Maritimes Agency, said.
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