MOSCOW – Iran signed a deal with Russia to build ship at Volga Port. Russia and Iran on Wednesday signed the contract for the construction of a vessel ordered by the regional office of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line Group (IRISL), based in Solyanka, a port near the Russian city of Astrakhan, Iranian media reported.
Iran’s Consul General in the Russian port of Astrakhan, Mehdi Akouchakian, was quoted by Iranian media as saying that the addition of a new vessel to the IRISL fleet would help reduce the final price of Iran’s exports in the region.
In addition, the official said, according to the report, that the decision to order the new vessel is a sign that Iran and Russia are strengthening their ties.
Akouchakian praised the efforts of IRISL and regional authorities in Soljanka to develop transportation networks in the Caspian Sea, the report said.
Commenting on the agreement at the signing, IRISL Director General Mohammad Reza Modarres Khiabani said such initiatives could strengthen trade and transport ties between Russia and Iran, as quoted in the report.
Last week, Iranian media reported that for the first time ever, Russia had sent a ship to Iran to be repaired by Iran’s SADRA Marine Industry Company.