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Major port operator may invest in Iran’s Anzali

29 August 2015 11:48


DP World, one of the biggest international port operators, is weighing investment in Iranian ports on the Caspian Sea and the country’s south to tap their potentials for linking the Silk Road from China to Europe.

Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said the Dubai-based port operator is also set to resume operations in southern Iran where international shipping traffic is scrambling back to life after last month’s conclusion of nuclear talks.

“Iran has a good land bridge of rail that will connect the Silk Route from China to Europe,” he told reporters.

Bin Sulayem visited Iran, including Bandar Anzali on the Caspian and Chabahar on the Sea of Oman besides the Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, two weeks before the landmark nuclear accord.

“We are very interested in the Iranian market and we believe it has great potential,” he said.

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