Logistics And Frieght Forwarding

DHL targets Iranian import market with new centres in Germany and …

Oct 20, 2016: DHL Freight[1] has installed two competence centres 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. The company 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.

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 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.

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 2.69 billion Euros.

However, in 2015 this amount decreased again by 10 percent.

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 20252.

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.


  1. ^ DHL Freight (www.dpdhl.com)

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