The 2,478 teu containership Azargoun called at the Antwerp Gateway terminal in the Deurganck dock last week resuming calls at the European port that had been a major gateway for Iranian cargo up to 2010.
IRISL is planning for a weekly service deploying vessels of 5,125 to 6,572 teu, but is starting out with a fortnightly service using smaller vessels.
“With its large and growing cargo volume of containers and petrochemical products, Iran offers great potential for a port such as Antwerp which is not only the second-largest container port in Europe but is also home to the continent’s largest integrated petrochemical cluster,” the Port of Antwerp said.
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