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MISC Berhad

MISC Berhad

Industry: 
Shipping
Country: 
Malaysia
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Listed by the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization as doing business with the Iranian Jahan Darya Zamin.  (Ports & Maritime Organization: Companies Affairs Department: Liners)

 

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MISC Berhad is the leading international shipping line of Malaysia. MISC Berhad operates a young fleet of over 100 vessels, specializing in the shipping of energy products such as liquefied natural gas and petroleum (Company Website). 

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MISC Berhad ships cargo to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, and describes its specific shipping policy for the port on its website. The company lists three other ports of call in Iran on its website - Asaluyeh, Bandar Mashahr, and Bandar Khomeini. MISC Berhad has been targeted for divestment by Florida State Board of Administration over its activities in Iran.

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Malaysian police said Friday that they had found equipment they suspect could be used to make nuclear weapons smuggled on board a ship headed to Iran. National police chief Ismail Omar told The Associated Press that the cargo was seized from a Malaysian-registered ship traveling from China to Tehran while it was docked at a central Malaysia harbor. Authorities are investigating whether the equipment could be used to make nuclear weapons. Malaysian International Shipping Corp. confirmed in a statement to the AP that police confiscated two containers from the MV Bunga Raya Satu on March 8. It said a freight forwarder had declared the contents as 'goods used for liquid mixing or storage for pharmaceutical or chemical or food industry' ...  The Malaysian shipping company said the vessel continued its journey without the seized items March 9." (The Washington Post, "Malaysian ship smuggling equipment with possible nuclear link was headed to Iran, police say," 3/18/11)