Iran, Oman to launch new shipping line by late April

Addressing a gathering of 120 Iranian and Omani businesspersons in Muscat on Wednesday, Mohammad Reza Nouri Shahroudi said the new line will go on stream within the next two weeks. He did not mention the name of ports that will be linked via the new line. Pointing to the significant increase in the number of direct flights between the two neighbors from 20 to 48 per week, the Iranian envoy said the expansion of marine transportation between the two countries also follows the similar plan to boost Tehran-Muscat mutual economic interactions.