HAROPA (Port of Le Havre)
"Iranian national shipping company HDASCO Line plans to launch a new container shipping service between Haropa – Port of Le Havre and Iranian and Iraqi ports, starting from February 2017." (February 2017)
"Starting February 2017, HDASCO Line provides a new commercial offer between HAROPA – Port of Le Havre and many Iranian and Iraqi ports. HDASCO Line (Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company), also named HDS lines, is the Iranian national shipping company specialized in container transport and a subsidiary of IRISL Group (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines)... Le Havre calls are every Tuesday at the Terminal de France (TDF) and handled by the Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP). “HDASCO Line is a well-known shipping line at the port of Le Havre, says Hervé CORNEDE - HAROPA Commercial and Marketing Director: before the embargo, the Iranian containerships called at Le Havre every week between 2006 and 2009, connecting the main Iranian ports”. According to Jean-Marc PELTIER – Liner Department Manager, Worms Services Maritimes Agency - Le Havre: “This is a great opportunity offered to the French importers and exporters who wish to develop their trade with Iran." (HAROPA Website, "A New Shipping Service to Iran: The Iranian Shipping Company HDASCO (IRISL Group) Comes Back to Le Havre," 1/18/2017).