Maersk Line has announced the addition of the port of Bushehr to its services. Bushehr is the largest and most important port for transportation of commercial goods within the Bushehr province in Iran. With a total throughput of 7 million tons, this port is capable of offering services for all containerized cargos, and most significantly refrigerated products. Some key benefits as below:
1. Availability of 400 reefer plugs at the port
2. Existence of cold-storage warehouses with a total capacity of 5,000 tons (below and above zero)
3. Quick and easy access to favourable markets due to the port’s proximity to urban areas
4. Short marine distance to the neighbouring ports; namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.
Maersk Line has added 45,000 new reefer containers in the last one year to carry perishable goods to/from across the world. Their reefer fleet now totals 270,000 containers. In addition, the company says that all reefer containers are equipped with the latest innovation of Remote Container Management (RCM) technology that allows them to monitor reefer containers in real time – whether on land or at sea.
With the port capabilities supporting their superior cargo care, perishable goods will be fresh and in peak condition from origin to destination. Furhtermore, cargo connects on weekly mainline services from the rest of the world to the port of Jebel Ali, UAE. From Jebel Ali, the first sailing is scheduled on a direct and weekly feeder connection to Bushehr, Iran on Wednesday, 4 January 2017.
Maersk Line now offers two gateways to Iran – port of Bandar Abbas and Bushehr while the Maersk Line office is in Tehran.
Source: Maersk Line