A new deal between leading EU countries together with China and Russia will make it possible for companies to continue trading with Iran. However, the extent to which countries dare defy the US remains an open question.
Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company, part of the 2M alliance, has already been to Iran to assess the business opportunities. The carrier - which relaunched a feeder service from the country last year - is optimistic.
Maersks alliancepartner, Geneve-baserede Mediterranean Shipping Company, har allerede været i Iran for at vurdere forretningsmulighederne. Rederiet, der startede en feeder-service op fra landet sidste år, er optimistisk.
Oil and shipping companies are glimpsing opportunities after the accord Tuesday for Iran's nuclear program and the prospect of the sanctions against the country being lifted. Read here, what significance the accord with the oil country could entail.
Tuesday marks the deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the US. If a deal is agreed upon, Iranian oil tankers will be standing by with huge oil deposits which could create fluctuations in the market.
If an accord is reached with Iran today concerning the country's nuclear program, it will likely result in millions of dollars in additional profits for the tanker carriers, according to the shipowners' association.