Lloyd's List is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call UK support at +44 (0)20 3377 3996 / APAC support at +65 6508 2430

Printed By


Iran’s shipbuilding ambitions are neither new nor credible

Resumption of interest in previously shuttered domestic Iranian yard capacity comes despite little evidence of progress being made in long-planned infrastructure upgrades, and slow progress on a four-ship order for Venezuela now 15 years under construction

The signing of a 20-year strategic co-operation agreement by Iran and Venezuela offered a perfect opportunity to showcase Iran’s domestic shipbuilding prowess with the delivery of a new aframax tanker. Despite the political promises being touted, neither the vessel nor the plans to revive Iranian shipbuilding were new or believable

Related Content


  • Related Vessels
  • Related Companies
  • UsernamePublicRestriction



    Ask The Analyst

    Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
    Ask The Analyst

    Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

    All fields are required.

    Please make sure all fields are completed.

    Please make sure you have filled out all fields

    Please make sure you have filled out all fields

    Please enter a valid e-mail address

    Please enter a valid Phone Number

    Ask your question to our analysts