A new shipping service to Iran: The Iranian shipping company HDASCO (IRISL group) comes back to Le Havre

Starting February 2017, HDASCO Line provides a new commercial offer between HAROPA – Port of Le Havre and many Iranian and Iraqi ports.

HDASCO Line (Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company), also named HDS lines, is the Iranian national shipping company specialized in container transport and a subsidiary of IRISL Group (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines).

This new service offers very competitive transit times: 19 days between Le Havre and Bandar Abbas for example. It will call at the following ports: Bandar Abbas, Asaluyeh, Bandar Iman, Khomeini, Busher and Khorramsharh in Iran and the port of Um Qasr in Iraq. The service will also call ports of: Malta/Khor Fakkam/Jebel Ali/Xingang/Busan/Qingdao/Shanghai/Ningbo/Yantian/Port Kelang.
Le Havre calls are every Tuesday at the Terminal de France (TDF) and handled by the Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP).
“HDASCO Line is a well-known shipping line at the port of Le Havre, says Hervé CORNEDE - HAROPA Commercial and Marketing Director: before the embargo, the Iranian containerships called at Le Havre every week between 2006 and 2009, connecting the main Iranian ports”.
According to Jean-Marc PELTIER – Liner Department Manager, Worms Services Maritimes Agency - Le Havre:
“This is a great opportunity offered to the French importers and exporters who wish to develop their trade with Iran. This country, which has around 80 million inhabitants, is a high-potential market, especially regarding the sectors of chemistry, agri-food (flour, milk, etc.) cosmetics, electrical appliances, retail and of course automotive trade as well as Oil & Gas industry.  While world trade with traditional Asian partners is slowing down, promising perspectives with the Iranian market are most welcome.”

It’s worth noting that Worms Services Maritimes, HDASCO Line agent for France, is offering
20’ and 40 ‘ dry containers.
The agent also provides a conventional service from Northern Europe to the Persian Gulf on inducement.