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EghtesadOnline: Danish transport and logistics company DSV’s new collaboration with Iranian logistics provider Seven Seas opens up more possibilities for air, sea and road transport services to and from Iran.

The Danish service provider has expanded its representation to three new ports north of Tehran and beyond the Caspian Sea through its new agent in Iran, International Transport Journal reported.

DSV offers transport services worldwide by road, air, sea and train. Since its foundation in 1976, the company has achieved rapid expansion and international presence, predominantly through a series of strategic competitor acquisitions.

With headquarters in Hedehusene, Denmark, and offices in more than 80 countries, DSV employs more than 40,000 people and collaborates with partners and agents worldwide, according to Financial Tribune.

Anne Henriksen, DSV’s business development manager and Iran expert, commented on the opportunities in Iran and the Caspian Sea: “With the ports of Anzali, Nowshar and Amirabad, we are stronger in the northern part of Tehran and can offer new solutions, especially in the cross-trade sector between Iran, Russia and the CIS via the Caspian Sea.”

DSV is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen (Copenhagen Stock Exchange) and included in the OMXC20 index as one of the 20 most traded stocks. The company is structured in three divisions, DSV Road, DSV Air & Sea and DSV Solutions. Its main activities lie within the European road transport (trucking) network, and its global air and sea freight forwarding business. The group also has a growing contract logistics business. In 2016, DSV reported a net revenue of €9 billion.

Founded in 1990, Seven Seas has many years of experience with international customers and transports in and beyond Iran. The family-owned business has a staff of well-educated employees and takes a structured approach to each transport assignment

Back in January 2016, UK forwarding and logistics services group Seafast Logistics announced the formation of a joint-venture partnership with Seven Seas. This followed the lifting of nuclear-related trade sanctions imposed upon Iran.

Believed by the two companies to be the first of its kind, the joint venture, known as “Iran Shipping & Logistics Limited”, was registered with UK authorities in August 2015, immediately following the announcement of the nuclear agreement, freight forwarding industry’s journal Lloyd’s Loading List reported.

The respective owners of Seafast and Seven Seas have a long-established working relationship spanning over 20 years.

The chairman of Seven Seas Iran said he was delighted that developments now permit Seven Seas and Seafast to activate their plans to provide global shipping and logistics services from 90 countries to and from Iranian ports.

“We have been patiently waiting for this opportunity, and through the collective knowledge and experience of Seafast and Seven Seas, our JV partnership ‘Iran Shipping and Logistics Limited’ is now able to offer immediate solutions for container shipping, as well as break bulk, project cargoes, refrigerated goods and air freight into and from all Iranian ports,” Seafast CEO David Halliday commented.


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