Prior to international sanctions on Iran’s tanker company, a large part of the country’s tankers used to frequent European countries.
The Iranian National Tanker Company used to work in contract with giant oil companies such as France’s Total, UK’s Shell, Norway’s Statoil, Italy’s Eni, and other well-known companies.
As the EU’s General Court and HM Treasury lifted sanctions they had imposed on Iran, the Iranian company could take a fresh breath and resume to its old partners in Europe.
Safaee said that prior to the intensification of international sanctions, around 70 percent of Iran’s tankers would be sued in international markets, EU included.
Stressing that the Iranian fleet is one of the most powerful ones to convey oil and gas in the whole world, he said "One of the concerns of European countries in procuring energy is to carry oil and products by a trustworthy fleet with high quality and environment-friendly standards.”
He noted that the Iranian tankers enjoy the entire standards currently required by global markets, adding "In case general sanctions are lifted, especially by the US Treasury, Iranian tankers would be able to resume international markets.”