Foreign Investments in Iran’s Ports and Shipping Industry

The end of the international embargo on Iran has created an unprecedented opportunity for investment in Iran.

With entire sectors of the economy awaiting investment-led restructuring, the government of Iran has launched a number of investment promotion initiatives and is accelerating the issue of investment licenses. Since then the interest in the country has soare

One new example is the plan of various foreign investments worth of 1 billion USD in Iran’s port and shipping industry.

According to Iran-Business News:

“Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Mohammad Saeednejad said foreign firms are expected to make nearly $1 billion of investment in the country’s port and shipping industry.

Since the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions, various foreign delegations have travelled to Iran and expressed willingness to invest in the country’s port and maritime projects, Saeednejad told the Tasnim news agency on Sunday.

Nine major foreign investors have so far submitted their bids to develop Shahid Rajaee port in Iran’s southern city of Bandar Abbas, he said, adding that the proposals are under study.

“New contracts worth nearly $1 billion to develop the country’s ports will be signed this (Iranian year- ends on March 20),” the Iranian port official said.

Elsewhere in his comments, Saeednejad said 17 major international shipping lines have chosen the country’s ports as their port of call.

In recent months, Iran’s southern Shahid Rajaei port and other major ports have turned into a major hub for shipping and transship activities due to suitable facilities considered by Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization for international vessels following the removal of the sanctions.”

Shanda Consult maintains a strong local presence and an effective network in Iran. Shanda Consult is also specialised in consultancy regarding project-based investments and as a partner in bringing together investors and investment projects.

Shanda Consult is advising on numerous investments in Iran, ranging from Energy/Telecom/ICT to retail, transportation, automotive and agriculture investments.

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Source: iran-business news


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