Iran and International Trade Expansion

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Last week negotiators from the P5+1 (or EU+3) and Iran developed a preliminary agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. This opened the door for Iranian sanction relief and presents the question, “How will Iran’s international trade change, and what partners will benefit?”

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Iran considering Gulf of Oman oil terminal

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Iran to invest $2.5b in project

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Oman, Iran establish direct shipping service from Sohar

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Iran's Khedri Jahan Darya Shipping AG to operate direct service between Sohar and Iran

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Petrochem players cautious after Iran tanker incident

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Middle East petrochemical traders say Iran's actions unlikely to destabilise petrochemical shipping in region

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Iran launches new container service to China

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Iran has launched a new shipping route linking Bandar Abbas with Qinzhou Port in the Beibu Gulf, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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Smugglers breaching Iran sanctions at Khor Fakkan

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UK ship insurer says oil smugglers breaching US-Iran sanctions at Khor Fakkan

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Iran auto makers to boost exports to 30%

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In recent months, Iranian car manufacturer Iran Khodro Industrial Group has been in talks with a number of large auto makers, including Peugeot, Renault, Daimler and Volkswagen

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Container shipping lines returning to Iran in droves

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Shipping lines are resuming services to and from Iran en masse ahead of the expected lifting of sanctions

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Iran to unveil LNG orders in South Korea and China

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Iran preparing a series of major LNG tanker orders from South Korea shipyards once sanctions lifted

First European shipping line to set up offices in Iran

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Eleven major shipping companies set up offices in Iran, with MSC or CMA CGM expected in next four weeks

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Iran, US and Saudi warships in tense Yemen standoff

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Iran sends warships to escort cargo ship into US and Saudi controlled waters off Yemen

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First ship on new Iran-Oman service arrives in Sohar

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The first vessel operating on the new direct Oman-Iran service has arrived in port in Sohar

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DP World stocks surge after Iran nuclear deal reached

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DP World stocks surge ahead following the announcement from Iran and western nations that a nuclear deal has been reached

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Maersk Group sees 'great potential' for Iran investment

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Maersk Group says Iran has ?great great potential? from which it hopes to benefit when a range of sanctions against the country are lifted

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MSC to recapture Iran business after lifting of embargo

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President and CEO of MSC travels to Iran to discuss logistics opportunities following nuclear deal

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Iran upgrades maritime security

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High-ranking official says country seeks peace

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UPDATE: Maersk says never informed of Iran court ruling

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Ten year old legal dispute likely cause for seizure of container vessel by Iran, says Maersk

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ANALYSIS: Iran agreement a boon for tanker owners

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The potential lifting of sanctions on Iran is expected to have a major impact on shipping

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Danish VLCC owners posed to reap benefits of Iran deal

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Nuclear accord for Iran will give tanker carriers major opportunity to enter market for Iranian oil exports

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Iran releases Maersk Tigris as US Navy suspends mission

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The Marshal Islands-flagged Maersk Tigris has been released by Iran and is bound for Jebel Ali

Iran car maker eyes production factory in Oman

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Hashem Yekee Zare, CEO and president of Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO) said Oman has asked the company to set up facilities in the sultanate to produce 15,000 cars per year

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UAE should sever all ties with Iran says security chief

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The UAE should cut all commercial ties with Iran, Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan bin Tamim, head of General Security for the Emirate of Dubai, has said on Twitter

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Oman-Iran direct shipping to begin by end of February

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With the service, Oman is set become a hub for re-export of Iranian goods in the region, overtaking trade volume between Iran and UAE

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Iran signs US $27bn deal for 118 Airbus aircraft

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Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders totalling 118 units and a civil aviation co-operation package

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Daimler Trucks poised to return to Iran market

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Daimler Trucks is planning a return to the Iranian market with its local cooperation partners Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) and the Mammut Group

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Saudi Arabia and Iran suspend flights amid tension

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All scheduled airline services between Saudi Arabia and Iran have been suspended amid the cessation of diplomatic ties between the two countries

Iran attack: Alpine Eternity moved to Dubai Drydocks

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Chemical oil tanker Alpine Eternity is moved from Jebel Ali Port to Dubai Drydocks for long term anchorage following Iran attack

Iran storing as much as 45m barrels of oil at sea

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Iran is storing an increasing amount of oil aboard VLCCs for quick access to the market if sanctions are eased

Iran 50

Qatar calls for Iran-Qatar shipping lines

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Official said Doha-Shahid Rajaei shipping lines would help businesses

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Maersk ship seized by Iran in international waters

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Maersk Line says it is working with Danish Foreign Ministry to establish details of seizure

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Iran, Oman seek direct shipping line

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Iranian officials underlined importance of relations with Middle East

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MAERSK: Seizure of Tigris by Iran unjustified

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Maersk Line says that because it does not own Tigris or employ her crew, the seizure of the ship is unjustified

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Iran orders 10 bulkers in $300m deal

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Vessels to be built in China

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Sohar Port pushes location at Iran Iron & Steel event

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Sohar Port & Freezone was among the attendees of the first Iranian Iron and Steel conference, seeking to leverage its advantageous location

Iran 50

US removes sanctions on Iran's premier shipping line

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US sanctions on IRISL and several other major Iranian maritime players have already been removed

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