Iran oil tankers to sail European waters soon


TEHRAN, May 28 (Shana) – Iranian oil vessels are soon to enter international markets in European waters as talks between National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) and European firms are sewing up, a senior NITC official said.

Speaking with Shana, Nasrollah Sardashti, commercial director of NITC, said the company’s talks with western companies are about to end and Iranian oil tankers are to sail European waters in a very near future.

He said NITC’s tankers are on average 10 year old which makes the fleet one of the world’s youngest ones.

State-run NITC is Iran’s biggest tanker company whose fleet meet high standards in marine transportation.

Earlier this week, another NITC official, Ramin Rajaei, had said that company is about to restart carrying oil to Europe.

“Even during the sanctions, Iranian tanker preserved their international standards and remained up-to-date,” he told reporters.

After the removal of Iran’s sanctions, NITC sent its first oil cargo to the African destination along with the Asian customers and it is expected that the first Iranian oil cargo for the European destinations start its trip soon in the near future.

NITC can re-take its share of oil and its products’ global transportation, he added.