Iran trade relations with Oman flourishing against all odds

Financial Tribune – Almost all countries closed their borders with Iran following the spread of the new coronavirus. However, Oman increased its shipping routes with Iranian ports to reduce the transportation costs of imports

Iran’s food exports to Oman exceeded 2,700 tons during April 5-19 via shipping lines established by Oman’s Port Operation and Management Company Marafi, said the chairman of Iran-Oman Chamber of Commerce.

Mohsen Zarrabi added that Omanis are seeking to create two new shipping routes for bulk carriers from Iran to import construction materials at reasonable prices, ILNA reported.

Referring to shipping routes linking the Iranian ports of Jask, Shahid Bahonar, Shahid Rajaee and Khorramshahr with Omani ports of Al Suwaiq, Shinas, Sohar and Sultan Qaboos, Zarrabi said, “Almost all countries closed their borders with Iran following the spread of the new coronavirus. However, Oman increased its shipping routes with Iranian ports to reduce the transportation costs of imports.”