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First cargo shipping line launched between Iran, UAE

Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Dec 30, IRNA - The first shipping line was established between this Iranian island in the Persian Gulf and the United Arab Emirates to transit different cargos between the two sides, a local official said on Sunday.

Managing Director of the Kish Shipping Company Ahmad Karami told IRNA that the line was launched to organize transit of goods for those who are active in different businesses in the Kish Free Trade Zone.

The Kish-UAE shipping line comprises a 1,000-ton vessel with a capacity of 50 cars or 40 containers within a distance of 100 miles between Kish and the UAE in 12 hours.

Establishing of the shipping line would lessen risks of transit of goods by non-standard boats through the waterway, Karami stressed.

He added that goods would be transited between the island and the UAE three times a week, the official added.

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