TEHRAN – The Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), Mohammadreza Modares-Khiabani, stressed the importance of self-sufficiency in the development of the country’s maritime fleet and said IRISL will seriously pursue the construction of new ships in the current Iranian schedule. year (started March 21).
Speaking during a meeting with IRISL senior management, Modares-Khiabani highlighted that supporting the construction of ships and container ships by domestic manufacturers was one of the main strategies that IRISL will continue in the current year, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.
“IRISL has started a serious movement in the field of building ships using national capabilities, which will continue this year with greater strength and vigour,” he said.
Stressing the need to provide opportunities for growth and prosperity during the sanctions and the international crisis, the official said: “Although the sanctions have created difficult conditions for various sectors of the Iranian economy, the country has been in able to overcome the pressures by building on national capacities. ”
Modares-Khiabani further underlined the importance of human resources and asset management by IRISL, stating: “Last year, historical records were reached by the shipping lines of the Islamic Republic of Iran; however, the continuation of this trend must be accompanied by great progress in the development of the fleet so that new records can also be set in this area.
“Special attention to the North-South Corridor and the strong presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s maritime fleet in the port of Chabahar are also among IRISL’s main strategies for the current year”, said he added.
The head of IRISL also mentioned the special efforts of his organization to repair the ships of the IRISL fleet inside the country and said: “There is a serious approach to carry out the periodic repairs of the ships at the interior of the country and so far effective measures have been taken in this area. region.”
“At the same time, the focus is on supplying all necessary items and parts to the vessels from domestic manufacturers,” the official added.