The Danish shipping operator Maersk Line returns in Iran, opening a new feeder service between Bandar Abbas and Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port. The new service will connect Iran with the all major Middle East trade routes of the largest container shipping operator through Port of Jebel Ali, providing fast access to the world largest markets. Currently Maersk Line has three weekly services connecting the Middle East and Europe (ME1, ME2 and ME3), Horn of Africa service and Far East services (AE1, AE11 and AE15), as well as Masika and Mesawa Express services, which is linking Middle East and East/West Africa. The new addition to Maersk Line’s UAE cluster will improve the company’s presence on the local market and will reduce the transit time for Iran traders.
“Global container trade has matured over the past years and is growing at a slower pace. Iran has the potential to be the market which stands out with faster growth”, said the managing director of the UAE Cluster of Maersk Line, Christian Juul-Nyholm. “With a long and proud history in Iran, we are very pleased to be back, offering our customers access to our global network and vast pool of equipment including the most modern reefer fleet. This will enable our customers to reach markets both near and far creating further opportunities to grow their business”, added he.
Maersk Line recognizes the strong potential of the Iranian market and the crucial role it had in global trade. According to the company statement, the new feeder route should increase the turnover of the Middle East trade routes and to optimize the freight costs for Iranian shippers.