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DHL to tap Iranian import market for European companies

DHL Freight sets up competence centers for cargo with destination Iran at the gateways in Frankfurt, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey
Company reacts to increasing demand for reliable and seamless transportation to Iran

Berlin/Bonn, 20 October 2016: DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, enables streamlined access to the Iranian market for European companies. For this purpose, DHL Freight installed two competence centers at the gateways in Frankfurt, Germany, and in Istanbul, Turkey, for seamless exports to Iran. Due to the reduction of economic sanctions and the positive development of trade in Iran, the demand for logistics solutions is increasing. DHL Freight supports companies exporting their goods to the region by offering pan-European part- and full truck loads as well as weekly departures for groupage shipments.

“We are delighted about the new possibilities arising in the Iranian market. The recent political and economic developments present great potential for doing business. With its years of expertise our competence centers want to support companies realizing this potential by expanding their trade relations in Iran,” stated Amadou Diallo, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight.

DHL Freight defined multiple core services such as weekly departures of groupage shipments to Teheran from the gateway in Maintal. Additionally, the DHL Freight network can handle European freight with destination in Iran. The services also cover transportation of dangerous goods, temperature controlled shipments (+2 to +25 degrees Celsius), warehouse logistics, customs clearance and GPS tracking of cargo.

The German-Iranian economic relations have evolved historically. About 30 percent of the industrial infrastructure in Iran is made in Germany. With the enforcement of international sanctions, the economic relationship slowed down since 2007 and only started a positive development in 2014 with a trading volume of 2.69bn Euros. However, in 2015 this amount decreased again by 10 percent[1]. With the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”, the sanctions on Iran are now being lifted in multiple phases. The second phase will be completed by October 2023 at the latest and the full removal, the so-called “Termination Day” is supposed to be achieved in 2025[2]. German trade associations are optimistic due to these developments and expect an increase of bilateral trade which also needs both a functional logistics network and stable trade lanes.
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