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International Conference Heavy Iran 2016
 27-28      April

Heavy Iran 2016
(Tehran, Iran)

   The 1st International Conference Heavy Iran 2016, April 27-28, NOVOTEL, Tehran, Iran.

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Volga-Dnepr Group


Open Iran Group

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International Conference
Heavy Iran 2016

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On April 27,2016,the 1st International Conference Heavy Iran 2016 successfully took place. It was attended by more than 60 delegates from Iran, Iraq, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, UAE, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Turkey. The Conference was sponsored by Russian Volgo-Dnepr and Italian Cometto.

As known, international isolation of Iran drastically restrained development of the entire economy of the country, including machine-building, shipping, chemical industry, resulting in high level of inflation and unemployment. However, in the nearest future, all sanctions against Iran may be lifted and around $150 billion will be released from blocked bank accounts. The country will face a real investment boom, and not only in the oil and gas sector. Unfrozen assets will be used to modernize the economy, as continuous blocking of investments has led to lack in technology. Just so, the average oil recovery factor in oilfields of Iran is one of the worlds lowest. Nevertheless, 67 petrochemical projects are currently under implementation in Iran, including construction of Persian Gulf Star Refinery with the capacity of 360 thousand barrels per day. It is expected that by 2020 Iran will take 41% of the petrochemical market of the entire Western Asia (Near and Middle East).

Need for modernization of industry will entail considerable volume of project cargoes. In the next few years, Iran may become a leader in consumption of services in the field of oversize and heavy loads transportation and installation among the Persian Gulf countries.

This very factor attracted representatives of the leading European, Russian and regional companies to the Conference, including: BBC Chartering, ALE, Port of Rotterdam,Schenker, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, SNS INTERNATIONAL, BATI NAKLIYAT VE TICARET A.S. b and others. It is particularly worth mentioning major interest in the Conference from Iranian transport companies, which shared their experience in moving project cargoes over the territory of Iran.

Thus, head ofSouth Port services Co, Ltd.Mr.A.M.Yektatold about the project of combined delivery of reactor for the oil refinery in BandarAbbas. The speech highlighted transporting the 700-ton load, sized 46m x 8m. The cargo followed from the Malaysian port of Kuantan to Bandar Abbas. This is the heaviest item that has been unloaded in Iran by a Ro-Ro method.

In his turn, Leon Aharonian, Director of Sati Int'l Transport & Travel Co.expanded onpractice of delivering heavy and oversized cargoes inward the territory of Iran. One of the given examples - transportation of the 375-ton turbine from the port of Bandar Abbas to the power station in Arak (distance of 1530km).

Specific topic was touched upon by representatives of Russian airlines. Just so, of particular interest to the attendees was the speech given by Volga-Dnepr Airlines Particulars of Heavy Equipment Air Transportation in the Oil and Gas Sector. The topic was followed up by EvgenyRozhkov (AviaconZitotrans) telling about possibility of carrying project cargoesby IL-76 aircraft.

Next day, an exciting guided tour of Tehran was organized for the foreign participants of the Conference, including visits to Grand Bazaar, Shahs Palace, walls of the former US Embassy, gift shops and lunch in an antique national cuisine restaurant.

We plan to make this event an annual occasion and invite to participate in the Conference Heavy Iran 2017 to be held on April 28. We will extend the range of participants and invite Iranian engineering, oil and gas companies to the Conference. At least 30 Iranian transport companies, willing to find the partners among their foreign colleagues, are also expected to attend this event.

Iran is waiting for you!

Draft Agenda:


Agenda of the Conference Heavy Iran 2016
27 April

10.00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Registration for the conference

11.00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Opening of the Conference. Welcome speech - Ministry of Roads & Urban Development

11:10 a.m. 11:40 a.m.

Speech: Transport Infrastructure of Iran
  • Current status and outlook for development of Iran's highway and railway network will be assessed in this speech.

11:40 a.m. 12:10 a.m.

Speech: Combined Delivery of the Reactor for Refinery in Bandar Abbas
  • The speech considers the project of reactor transportation (700 tons, 46m x 8m) for the refinery in Bandar Abbas. The cargo traveled from Malaysian port of Kuantan to Bandar Abbas. This is the heaviest item that has been unloaded in Iran by a Ro-Ro method.
Shapour Yekta, CEO South Port services Co, Ltd.

12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Speech: Heavy equipment airtransportation issues: oil & gas case.
  • Vasily Zhukov, Business Development Manager Volga-Dnepr Airlines

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 2:30

Speech: Practice of Project Freight to Considerable Distances
  • The speech describes practice of delivering heavy and oversized cargoes inward the territory of Iran. One of the examples - transportation of the 375-ton turbine from the port of Bandar Abbas to the power station in Arak (distance of 1530km)
Representative of Sati Int'l Transport & Travel Co.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00

Speech: IL76 : Low-Cost Solution for High-Value Cargo
  • Evgeny Rozhkov, Commercial Director Aviacon Zitotrans

3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. coffee break

3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Speech: Legal services in Iran, Post Sanction Challenges and Opportunities in the Transport Sector
  • Dr Siamak Goudarzi, CEO of Open Iran Group

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DISCUSSION: Transportation of Industrial Equipment on the Territory of Iran: How to Choose Optimal Formats and Routes of Transport.

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closing of the Conference, short speeches/presentations

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

Conference Participants:

   AAL (UAE)
  • Karim Smaili, Owners Representative Middle East
ALE (Iraq)
  • Alberto Pittaluga,General Manager - Iraq
  • Saleh Dargahi, Project Engineer
  • Vytautas Raciukaitis, Cost Control Manager
Aviacon Zitotrans (Russia)
  • Evgeny Rozhkov, Commercial Director
  • Evelina Peshkova, Head of charter sales
Aryamasir International Transport (Iran)
  • Afshin Daryaie, General Manager
  • Mehmet Caner Aydin, President
  • Mehmet Koslu, Project Manager
BBC Chartering Mideast (UAE)
  • Denys Bandura, Managing Director
  • James Hopton, Chartering Manager
Benchmark Trading (Russia)
  • Evgeny Egupov, General Director
Benchmark-cargo (Russia)
  • Aleksei Chegodaev, Director
  • Andreyanova Ekaterina, Specialist of special projects
  • Farzad Saffarzadeh, President
Faymonville (Belgian)
  • Luxen Arnold, Sales Director
Ekin (Turkey)
  • TUGBA KUCUKSANDIKCI, Sales & Marketing Manager
Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
  • Raimund Loechle, Area Sales Manager
Globalink Logistics Group (Kazakhstan)
  • Ildus Bariev, GM, Projects
Ing-Trans (Russia)
  • Oleg Polustarchenko, director
Iran Dena (Iran)
  • Vadim Gordon, Project Manager
Iran National Railway Company
  • 2 people
Jahan Darya Shipping Co. (Iran)
  • Hamed Beinaqi, Sales & Marketing Manager
Kala Navgan Shargh Co (Iran)
  • Payman Nabavi Farahmand
  • Amir Reza Amir Behboody
Mahakranan Int. Transport co. (Iran)
  • Farzaneh Adambakan, Managing director
  • BABAK DAIE GHAZVINI, CEO and chairman
Ministry of Road and Urban Transport
  • 2 delegate
  • Capt. Mike Vitrishko, EO
NG co. (Iran)
  • Meisam Hosseineh Farahan, project coordinator
Nawinia Rus (Russia)
  • Rustam Yuldashev, Chairman of BOD
  • Oleg Urvan, Head of project department
Orientrans Tas. A.S (Turkey)
  • Vincent Mullot, Operation Manager and Shareholder
Orient Logistics (Uzbekistan)
  • Konstantin Melnikov
  • Yunusaliev Farhod
  • Asadov Sunnat
Open Iran Group
  • Siamak Goudarzi, CEO
  • Hamed Shamloo, COO
Payam Assayesh Transportation and Warehousing Stocking Company (Iran)
  • M. Mafakheri, CEO
Pishro Navgan Siraf International Project Forwarding Co. (Iran)
  • Mohsen Sharifi, Chairman on Board and CEO
Pishbar intl Transport co. (Iran)
  • Hamid Jafaripour, CEO
PIMI Media (Iran)
  • A. A. Saatnia, CEO
  • D.B. Christopher, Chartering Manager
Petrochemical Transportation Engineering Co. (Iran)
  • Mohammad Soufi, Director
  • Forough Naderi, Head of Marketing
  • Ramtin Hassanzadeh, marine manager
Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Robert Jan Timmers, Business Developer Breakbulk
RTL (Russia)
  • Andrey Stoliarchuk, Director
South Port services Co, Ltd. (Iran)
  • Shapour Yekta, CEO
Sati Int'l Transport & Travel Co. (Iran)
  • 1 delegate
Seas Ark S.A. (Iran)
  • Hossein Mahallatipour, Sales Manager
Seven Seas Co. (Iran)
  • Siavosh Sangian, Chartering Manager
Schenker Middle East FZE (UAE)
  • Steffen Behrens, Regional Manager
  • Stanko Andacic, Manager Global Projects / Oil & Gas
Star Marine Services Ltd. (Iran)
  • Mehdi Asgari, Managing Director
  • Tarkan Tuzmen, Managing Partner
  • Charles Donmez, Sales Representative
Tehran Rahvar Int'l Freight Forwarders (Iran)
  • Mahyar Forghani, Managing Director
Terminal Tolyatti (Iran)
  • Aleksandr Suslov, General Director
TRANSIT Ltd. (Russia)
  • Viacheslav Petrukhin, director
TITAN (Iran)
  • Shervin Alaghband, CEO
TIS Group (Russia)
  • Andrey Filatov
Tin News/Transportation Weekly
  • 1 delegate
Universal Transport (Russia)
  • Valentin Bezdenezhnykh, Business development director
Volga-Don-Transservice (Russia)
  • Oleg Tolochyok, Director
  • Ivantsov Sergey, Deputy Director
Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russia)
  • Vasily Zhukov, Business Development Manager
  • Gulyayanovskiy Andrey, Head of logistics

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Let Novotel welcome you to Tehran with 5-star hospitality. Opposite to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport, just a 45-minute drive from central Tehran, our elegant hotel is ideally appointed for the convenience and enjoyment of both business travelers and families. Refuel and refresh with our 24-hour room service, all-day dining in the lobby restaurant, fitness centres and swimming pools, and stay connected from your air-conditioned room with complimentary WiFi.

NOVOTEL TEHRAN AIRPORT: Easy access to Imam Khomeini International Airport via the connected tunnel to the hotel.

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How to reach Tehran

IranAir and Aeroflot offer regular direct flights from Sheremetyevo, Moscow to Tehran: IranAir has its flights on Tuesdays, Aeroflot - all weekdays, except Monday and Friday. Travel time is about 4 hours. You can also reach Tehran, using the following airlines: Emirates (transfer in Dubai), Turkish Airlines (through Istanbul), Qatar Airways (through Doha), Alitalia (through Rome), Austrian Airlines (through Vienna), Lufthansa (through Frankfurt), Azerbaijan Airlines (through Baku), etc.

There are two airports in Tehran. International flights land in Imam Khomeini International Airport located 35 kilometers away from the city center. You can use taxi to get to the city. The price is fixed, regardless of the Tehran district you need: IRR 250,000 for a regular car, IRR 300,000 for a comfortable Toyota Lumbar and IRR 350,000 for a minivan (which is convenient, if you travel not alone).

When leaving Tehran, start for the airport as early as possible: there is a risk to get stuck in multi-kilometer traffic jams. Moreover, it is recommended to leave at least an hour an a half on customs procedures before departing.

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