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Mohammad Saeedi steps down at IRISL

Iran’s largest shipping line has a new boss after Mohammad Saeedi resigned yesterday from his role as managing director of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). Mohammad Reza Modarres Khiyabani, a board member at IRISL for a number of years, has replaced Saeedi.

Saeedi had headed up IRISL for the last four years and was the best known name in Iranian shipping. No reason for his resignation was given.

IRISL has 115 ships in its fleet.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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