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K-Line

K-Line

Industry: 
Shipping
Country: 
Japan
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K-Line has multiple European and American subsidiaries, including K-Line America and K-Line Europe. (K-Line: About Us)

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Operates as a liner in Iranian ports.  (Ports and Maritime Organization: Shipping Lines which operating in Iranian Ports)

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Japan's "K" Line has operations in Iran, listing the port of Bandar Abbas on its Thailand-Middle East Service. "K" Line responded to a letter from UANI on May 16, 2013, stating that "we have complied with and will continue to comply with all laws and regulations pertaining to Iran that shall apply to us." "K" Line, however, failed to declare it would be withdrawing from Iran.

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Uses Tidewater Middle East Co.’s private terminals in the Shahid Rajaee Port Complex. (Tidewater: Reflection of Tomorrow)

On June 23, 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Tidewater Middle East Co. (“Tidewater”), Iran’s major port operator, because the IRGC owns it and uses it for illicit activities including weapons shipments. (U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Center, “Treasury Sanctions Major Iranian Commercial Entities,” 6/23/11)  The EU followed with its own sanctions against Tidewater on January 23, 2012. (Official Journal or the European Union: Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP)

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Listed by the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization as doing business with the Iranian Jet Marin Servis.  (Ports & Maritime Organization: Companies Affairs Department: Liners)