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US sanctions on Chinese COSCO to be lifted within days: report

US sanctions on Chinese COSCO to be lifted within days: report

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (MNA) – A report citing a source with a major Chinese oil company said they had received indications that COSCO had been taken off the US sanctions list.
According to Reuters, the US will likely lift sanctions within days on units of Chinese tanker company COSCO that Washington accused of transporting Iranian oil, two industry sources said.
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Iran, Oman ink coop. agreement in shipping, maritime field

Iran, Oman ink coop. agreement in shipping, maritime field

TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (MNA) – The Director General of Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) for Market Development Affairs Mohammad-Ali Asl Saeedipour revealed the signing and sealing of a cooperation agreement between Iran and Oman in the field of cargo and passenger maritime transport with low tariff rates.
This cooperation agreement was inked by Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban ...

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Chabahar-Muscat shipping line to start operation next week

Chabahar-Muscat shipping line to start operation next week

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (MNA) – Chabahar-Muscat passenger shipping line will start operation to commute passengers next week, an official from maritime and port organization of Sistan and Balouchestan province announced on Wednesday.
As Hassan Ebrahimi informed, the shipping line which was shut down for two years, will prepare the grounds for flourishing the Iranian port ...

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Iranian navy ready to fulfill mission in Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Iranian navy ready to fulfill mission in Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – The Deputy Commander of Naval Forces of the Iranian Army for Human Resources Affairs 2nd Real Admiral Rahim Gheytasvand said that Iranian navy fleet is ready to fulfill its mission in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean to safeguard interests of the country.
The courageous naval forces of the country are fully prepared to protect and safeguard interests ...

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Why countries are reluctant to join US-led maritime coalition

Why countries are reluctant to join US-led maritime coalition

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) – The US-led naval coalition to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf formally was launched in Bahrain on Thursday. But the notable point is that countries have not welcomed this plan. Only a few countries with ineffective naval power have joined the coalition.
On July 2019, the US proposed a coalition plan to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf. Mike Pompeo, ...

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Parl. ratifies bill on Iran-Kazakhstan commercial shipping agreement

Parl. ratifies bill on Iran-Kazakhstan commercial shipping agreement

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) – Iranian lawmakers on Mon. approved a bill on a commercial shipping agreement in the Caspian Sea between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Kazakhstan.  
In a Parliament session on Monday, Iranian lawmakers ratified a bill on a commercial shipping agreement in the Caspian Sea between Iran and Kazakhstan with 156 votes in favor, 4 against and ...

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Japan to dispatch its own troops to Strait of Hormuz

Japan to dispatch its own troops to Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) – Japan will send its own self-defense troops to the Strait of Hormuz instead of joining the US-coalition to protect commercial vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, the Asahi newspaper reported.
Earlier, the media reported that Japan would not join such a coalition due to its close economic ties with Iran, as an important oil producer. ...

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Explosions on Iranian oil tanker off Jeddah's coast cause spill

Explosions on Iranian oil tanker off Jeddah's coast cause spill

Suspected rocket attack damages Iranian vessel causing an oil leak off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jeddah.
An Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea was hit by two suspected rockets on Friday off the coast of Saudi Arabia, raising fears of further escalation in the already-volatile Gulf region. 
The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said in a statement the hull of the ship ...

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