Oman and Iran launch fourth direct container shipping service

The route between Iran’s port city of Jask and the Omani port of Al Suwaiq, joins three others already in operation.
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Iran and Oman have launched a fourth direct shipping route between the countries, according to the portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA).

The route between Iran’s port city of Jask and the Omani port of Al Suwaiq, joins three others already in operation.

The first shipping route between the two countries was launched in March, 2015 between Iran’s Bandar Abbas and Oman’s Sohar Port.

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In December, 2016, direct shipping routes from two Omani ports to the Iranian port of Shahid Bahonar were established, and in December, 2017 another shipping service between Sohar Port and Khorramshahr was launched.

With this new shipping line launched, more Iranian goods and agricultural products will be shipped to Oman, according to ICCIMA.

According to the Iran-Oman Joint Chamber of Commerce, the Bandar Abbas- Sohar route which was temporarily closed due to U.S. sanctions on Iran, has also resumed operation.

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