Maersk ready to target Iran after nuclear agreement

An Iran without the constricting ties of international sanctions could result in new businesses for the Maersk Group as a whole, the company tells EnergiWatch. Iran hopes to resurrect the country's oil industry, and it could thus be time to wake a sleeping Maersk Line in the country.

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While an agreement concerning Iran's nuclear program helps put a cooling patch on western fears of a nuclear armament, the Maersk Group eyes business opportunities in the country.

Last week negotiators from six countries and representatives of the Iranian government agreed on a framework agreement aimed at limiting the Iranians' possibilities of developing nuclear weapons. On the other hand, Iran expects an easing of the oil and energy sanctions that have been hindering the country's economic growth since the implementation in 2006.

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