Source: Tehran Times
Iran unveiled on Wednesday its newest domestically-made container ship, named Iran-Shahrekord, the Fars News agency reported. The ship has 2200TEU capacity and has received all the necessary certificates from international institutes.
The National Iranian Tanker Company managing director announced in December 2011 that 21 new tankers will be added to the national fleet by the end of 2013, raising the country's crude transportation capacity to 180 million tons per year.
"Currently, Iran has 49 oil tankers operating in the national fleet," the NITC director Mohammad Souri said.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines managing director, Mohammad-Hossein Dajmar, has said that according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Iran holds a 1.17 percent share of the total shipping capacity in the world, placing the country in 19th position.
Iran's shipping line has currently 165 ships with a capacity of over 1,000 GT and 13 million tons.
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