Thai container ship berths at Iran port

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Director general of Hormuzgan Ports and Maritime Department said the first Thai ship berthed at Shahid Rajaei port in this southern Iranian province.

Ebrahim Idani reiterated that the ship belongs to Thailand-based shipping company, Regional Container Lines (RCL).

He added the ship had sailed past the United Arab Emirates’ Jebel Ali Free Zone, before berthing at Shahid Rajaei port which is Iran’s biggest container port.

Shahid Rajaei port is located 23 kilometers west of Bandar Abbas, the capital city of southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan.

The port is equipped with 18 gantry cranes and 41 docks, which make it the biggest and most modern container port in Iran.

On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 group – the US, the UK, Germany, France, China, and Russia – reached a nuclear deal over Tehran’s civilian nuclear program, IRNA reported.

According to the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), all economic and financial sanctions against Iran are to be removed. In addition, all bans on Iran’s Central Bank, shipping, oil industry, and many other companies are to be lifted.