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Nuclear accord could put Iran's major port back on the map

The new nuclear accord for Iran can open doors for the container trade at Iran's former major port for container import/export. The question is how fast the grandeur of the past can be restored, Drewry writes in a new analysis.

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The Shahid Rajaee port, which previously went under the name Bandar Abbas, handled 90 percent of the country's container trade before the international sanctions.

Because of the sanctions, the international trade at the port has stood still, but with the recent nuclear accord between the super powers of the world, it now seems that there is hope that the port will once again claim a spot on the global map of container trade. The same goes for the container operator Tidewater, which is the largest in Iran.

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