PMO News Portal - in the
ceremony for the commemoration of the World Maritime Day, Mohammad Reza
Modarres Khiabani pointed out that the shipping group of the Islamic Republic
of Iran is responsible for supporting the country's production during difficult
conditions of the economic war.
Modarres Khiabani noted
that the Shipping Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran has a brilliant
54-year history in the international shipping industry, also the company is
currently ranked 14th in the container shipping sector among the world's
largest shipping companies.
The managing director of
IRISL regarded the sanctions as a negative factor for the activities of the I.R.I.
shipping company and stated: Sanctions have made it difficult for us to supply
the consumable parts of the vessels.
Modarres Khiabani also
mentioned the supply of low-sulfur fuel as another problem caused by the
sanctions and said: Fortunately, with the efforts of relevant authorities, we
managed to meet 80% of the fleet's need for low-sulfur fuel with the help of
Shazand Arak refinery.