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PIL terminates vessel calls to Iran due to US sanctions

Singapore shipping company Pacific International Lines
(PIL) has ceased acceptance of cargoes in and out of Iran.

What is
more, the shipping company has terminated all calls to Iran.
“This is in conjunction with President
Donald J. Trump’s announcement on May 8, 2018, to cease the United States’
participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to reimpose
all sanctions lifted or waived in connection with the JCPOA,” 
PIL said in a
this year, the US Government announced
 to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s port operators as well as
shipping and shipbuilding sectors, in line with the decision of the country’s
president to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal.
that trade in US dollars or have operations there cannot afford themselves
to lose a share of the US market, hence, they are likely to end their ties to
decision comes after some other shipping majors such as Maersk
, MSC and CMA
 started pulling out from Iran.
World Maritime News

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