New Shipping Route Between Iran and Oman


With an objective to boost shipping between Iran and Oman, a new shipping route has been opened for oepration by the end of 2017. The new route will connect Iran’s port city of Khorramshahr to the Omani port of Sohar,

Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran reported the decision a couple of days back. The first shipping route between the two countries was put into operation in March 2015 between Iran’s Bandar Abbas and Oman’s Sohar.

“Operated by an Iranian privately-owned company, the service will run every two weeks for one year and will be increased in the future,” Iranian commercial attaché in Oman, Abbas Abdolkhani said.

In December 2016, Iran and Oman inaugurated direct shipping routes from two Omani ports to the Iranian port of Shahid Bahonar.

Sea News, December 15