Iran has really stepped up its cement manufacturing capacities in the last few years. With domestic intake increasing and likely to hit a plateau in growth, and the country’s trade pacts with other countries, the export option for Iranian cement appears very promising. There is a huge market for the surplus cement from the over 65 million tons that is produced in the country.
There are various factors you need to look into to find the companies that can help you export the country’s cement. Start by searching online for directories and the bigger players and get some quotes. This will help you decide the options you have and also to reach a decision on the company to go with. The better logistics firms will also provide additional services besides the primary one of moving the product from one place to another.
Qualities to Look Forward to When Banking on the Ideal Export Freight Company
Good Companies Will Ease the Cement Export Process
Exporting cement from Iran is advantageous because of the presence of a large number of manufacturing units within the country. The exporters take it upon themselves to connect you to the nearest manufacturing unit. They also aim to fulfill your logistics and other requirements. The exporting freight divisions provide a direct link between the suppliers and the recipient companies so that correct and desired type of cement can be shipped.
Ample Support during Negotiations
A freight company should provide ample support for negotiations. This is very important especially for companies importing from other countries. A good logistics firm will ensure their clients do not need to have the knowhow of the most profitable options available to them, as the freight company will give them the necessary services. The freight management companies can make it easy for them to locate the best options available.
Location of Offices
The location of the most ideal logistics companies dealing with cement is another factor to get reliable rates. The freight partner should either have a branch or an office near the cement factory and the resources to transport the product from the factory to the destination. Opting for a company that does not have a local office will increase costs.
Multiple Freight Options
The competent players will have the facilities to get the product from the factory to its destination. The freight options for cement going out of Iran include rail, road and sea. The freight management firm should provide all possible ways to transport your material. They will also handle other factors for you such as warehousing and custom clearance.
As the fourth largest producer of cement in the world, Iran has the most conducive setup for the smooth export of cement. The country exports cement to over 24 countries including Iraq which has a sizeable 63 percent share of the pie. The remainder of the import is shared amongst other countries including Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan.
The export of cement from Iran has a certain political tinge to it as well. The signing of a trade pact with the US is likely to help in opening new markets and increase Iran’s share in the global cement trade.
Everything said and done, the freight companies are not complaining and neither are the exporting cement units. Iran is poised to cement itself globally in a big way.
About the author:
Javanese Motaghiis the business development manager of White Rose Business Group established in 1992 to offer businesses and organizations, whether SME or large corporate enterprise, a unique cost-effective Import and Export solution covering the width and breadth of Iran, through having branches in four different locations of Iran; Tehran, Chabahar, Bandar Abbas and Sari.