International Conference «HEAVY IRAN 2017»

The 2nd International Conference “Heavy Iran” was held on March 09, 2017. This year the Forum in Tehran was visited by over 70 delegates from Iran, Iraq, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, UAE, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Poland and Switzerland.

The Conference was attended by managers of the largest Iranian transport companies which have a huge experience of transporting extra heavy and oversize cargoes over the territory of Iran.

In particular, Seyek Kamaladin Hosseini from Nico avaran Int’l Transport Co. Ltd spoke about delivery of equipment for construction of Sangtuda 2 HPP (220-megawatt plant on the Vakhsh River) in Tajikistan. Construction of the hydroelectric power plant was performed by Iranian company Sangob. Up to a certain point the required equipment was delivered to the construction site by railway. However, neighboring Uzbekistan, not happy with construction of this dam, blocked the land border with Tajikistan after which the Tajik and Iranian authorities started to search the alternative routes of equipment delivery. Finally, it was decided to carry two transformers, 127 tons each, from Tehran to Dushanbe by AN-124 aircraft (Volga-Dnepr Airlines).

Leon Aharonian, Managing Director of SATI INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT & TRAVEL CO and A.M.Yekta, President of South Port services Co, Ltd made speeches to tell about the largest projects of haulage of project cargoes in Iran by motor transport. They also drew attention of the attendees to the fact that logistics in Iran has a number of unique features and problems. The main of them is the terrain relief. More than 4/5 of Iran’s territory is taken by mountains and highlands which hinders cargo delivery.

There are no large rivers in Iran, the only navigable river is Karun. That is why water delivery is not possible. Railway transport is also hardly used to carry extra heavy and bulky items. There are also some difficulties related to condition of highways, administrative regulation of transportation, lack of up-to-date reloading machinery, cranes, trucks and trailers. A very big problem is insurance of transportation and cargoes as well as financial transactions with Iran. Not all the sanctions have been lifted which seriously impedes working in this country.

Therefore, Iranian companies offer their foreign partners cooperation when working in Iran, as it will be very difficult for them to execute the project in this country by themselves, rather impossible, to be more correctly. Iranian companies are ready to offer their knowledge of the area, local customs and other aspects which will make the work in Iran much easier. But here one must be careful, since not all the companies in Iran are so reliable. Specific local mentality and principles of business conduct can create some headache for foreign companies.

But all these problems can and must be solved. Indeed, despite the sanctions, Iran is still one of the most technologically developed states of Western Asia, its economy is the forth in GDP in Islamic World and the second in the Middle East Region – after Turkey.

As of today, Iran is the immense market of opportunities with the largest international corporations rushing to it. Predictably, of major interest is the oil, gas and energy industry of Iran, but these are by far not the single prospective spheres of industry and economy in the country.

In spite of all the difficulties, Iran now offers a unique chance – to be the first. It is important to be the first to study all the opportunities for working in this country. From our side we invite you to attend the Conference “Heavy Iran 2018”, see this unique country with your own eyes and meet the managers of the leading Iranian transport and forwarding companies. Only personal contacts and connections settle everything in this country.

Iran is waiting for you!

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Agenda of the Conference «HEAVY IRAN 2017»

09 March

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration of participants

Session I

Nico avaran Int’l Transport Co. Ltd

  • Project cargo transportation with use of aviation
  • Seyek Kamaladin Hosseini

PETROASIA SHIPPING AGENCY

  • Project cargo transportations in Iran. Plans for the nearest future
  • Vahid Sinaei

12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Coffee break \ time for business cards exchange/meetings

Session II

SATI INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT & TRAVEL CO

  • Transportation of Industrial Equipment on the Territory of Iran
  • Leon Aharonian, Managing Director

South Port services Co, Ltd

  • Cooperation with international heavy lift transport industry, difficulties & solutions
  • A.M.Yekta, President

TransInvest Group

  • Potential of the railway infrastructure of Iran
  • Rizwan Safdar, Global Head of Business Development Segment Project Logistics

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch

Session III

Racocrane

  • Lifting of Heavy and OOG Items. Company’s Expertise at Sites in Iran
  • Morteza Ghezelbash, Manager Crane and Transport

Bimeh Iran ( Iran Insurance Co.)

  • Ñargo insurance in Iran
  • Naji Ollah Mansoury, Expert

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coffee break \ time for business cards exchange/meetings

DISCUSSION: Moving of industrial equipment over the territory of Iran: how to choose the optimal formats and routes of transportation.

Key issues:

  • How to assess the key risks related to operations in Iran?
  • Objective evaluation of transport infrastructure condition
  • How to choose a reliable contractor in Iran?

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference close-out, brief speeches/presentations by companies from Iran

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Conference Participants:

ABL NV – DISSACO NV (Belgium)

  • Renaud STIERS, Managing Director

ALE heavy lift (UK)

  • Saleh Dargahi, General Manager ALE Iran
  • Alberto Pittaluga, Chairman of the board

Aertssen Machinery Services (OAE)

  • Robbert-Jan Willems, Deputy general manager

AML NV (Belgium)

  • Yoeri Torfs, Managing Director
  • Charles Van den Nyden, Project desk

Aryamasir Intl Transport company (Iran)

  • Amir Shirazian, Chairman

Beh Tam Ravankar Co (Total)

  • Mohamad Mostafanejad, Logistics supervisor

Bimeh Iran (Iran)

  • Naji Ollah Mansoury, Expert

BigLift Shipping FZE (OAE)

  • Suresh Venkatachalam, General Manager

BEYIK YUPEK YOLY (Turkmenistan)

  • Igor Thuliev, director of the project department
  • Alexander Belyaev, Project Manager

Borusan Logistics (Iran)

  • Mehdi Rezaei, Business Developement Manager
  • Hakan Kuscu, Project and heavy transportation manager

CHIPOLBROK (Poland)

  • Mikolaj Magielka, Commercial Executive

Farasoobar Int’l Forwarder & Shipping agency co.ltd (Iran)

  • Farzad Saffazadeh, President

HANSA HEAVY LIFT GmbH (Germany)

  • Torben Erik Ottermann, Commercial Manager

Hareket Heavy Lifting & Project Transportation (Turkey)

  • Unal Cetin, Business Development Manager
  • Yavuz Tas, Project Coordinator

INDUSTRIE COMETTO S.p.a. (Italy)

  • Shervin Alaghband
  • Parisa Manafpour

International Transport Companies Association of Ardabil Iran

  • Reza Qoli Rezaei, Head of the Association

IPSEN Logistics GmbH (Germany)

  • Amir JAHANI, Consultant

Iran BAB (Unitrans Group)

  • Bahram Zahaki, Managing Director

Iran Dena (Unitran Group)

  • Dariush Najafzadeh, Managing Director
  • Mostafa Hajiamini, Business Development Manager

Instar Logistics (Russia)

  • Nikitin Sergey, Director of operations

Jumbo Shipping (OAE)

  • Jonas Schwebe, Regional Commercial Manager

Kala Navgan Shargh Co (Iran)

  • Payman Nabavi Farahmand, Managing Director
  • Amirreza Amirbehboodi, Intermodal manager

Magdenli Transport and Trade Co. (Turkey)

  • Necmi Kocak, Sales Manager

Mammoet (Iran)

  • Hadi Azarmehr, Commercial manager

Nico avaran Int’l Transport Co. Ltd (Iran)

  • Seyek Kamaladin Hosseini

PETROASIA SHIPPING AGENCY (Iran)

  • Vahid Sinaei, Chartering Dept. Manager

Pishro Navgan Siraf (Iran)

  • Mohsen Sharifi, Chairman on Board and CEO

Rahgosha Bar Int’l Transport Co.Ltd. (Iran)

  • Golriz Maleki

Racocrane (Iran)

  • Morteza Ghezelbash, Manager Crane and Transport

Rhenus Logistics (Uzbekistan)

  • Gayrat Mamadazizov, Senior Specialist Projects & Marketing

SARENS (Belgium)

  • Benjamin Van de Walle, Key Account Manager

Sati International Transport (Iran)

  • Leon Aharonian, Managing Director
  • Ardashes Zomorodian, Progect manager
  • Jilbert Darasian, Progect supervisor

Sahra Tarabar Int’l Shipping & Transport Company (Iran)

  • Tannaz Jahani Aghdam, Business development Manager

Sea Glory Shipping Agency (Iran)

  • 1 delegate

South Port services Co, Ltd (Iran)

  • A.M.Yekta, President
  • Ali Alizadeh, Managing Director

TII-Sales (Germany)

  • Helmut Maier, Area Manager Sales
  • Rainer Sasse, Area Manager Sales

TransInvest Group (Switzerland)

  • Rizwan Safdar, Global Head of Business Development Segment

Zarib Traiding Co. Ltd (Iran)

  • Amir Namdari, Agent
  • Pejman Namdari, Sales
  • Babak Rasoul Zadeh, Sales

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How to reach Tehran

IranAir and Aeroflot offer regular direct flights from Sheremetyevo, Moscow to Tehran: IranAir has its flights on Tuesdays, Aeroflot – all weekdays, except Monday and Friday. Travel time is about 4 hours. You can also reach Tehran, using the following airlines: Emirates (transfer in Dubai), Turkish Airlines (through Istanbul), Qatar Airways (through Doha), Alitalia (through Rome), Austrian Airlines (through Vienna), Lufthansa (through Frankfurt), Azerbaijan Airlines (through Baku), etc.

There are two airports in Tehran. International flights land in Imam Khomeini International Airport located 35 kilometers away from the city center. You can use taxi to get to the city. The price is fixed, regardless of the Tehran district you need: IRR 250,000 for a regular car, IRR 300,000 for a comfortable Toyota Lumbar and IRR 350,000 for a minivan (which is convenient, if you travel not alone).

When leaving Tehran, start for the airport as early as possible: there is a risk to get stuck in multi-kilometer traffic jams. Moreover, it is recommended to leave at least an hour an a half on customs procedures before departing.