Eurogate Logistics has launched a new range of services designed to help UK businesses take advantage of wide-ranging trading opportunities in Iran. Responding to the lifting of sanctions earlier this year, Eurogate has established a local network in Iran which is able to offer freight services throughout the Islamic republic. Services include project and heavy lift shipping, warehousing and customs clearance for freight arriving by air, land or sea. “As an oil-rich nation with a population of more than 77 million people, Iran offers huge potential for UK businesses and we are ready to help them capitalise on the opportunities,” said Eurogate’s managing director, Adam Nagy, who has recently returned from Tehran. “Much of the country’s infrastructure needs renewing and industries such as automotive and aerospace also have significant requirements. “The lifting of sanctions is also good news for the retail sector with a strong consumer demand for western goods which is only likely to increase.” Established in 1990, Eurogate has a successful track record in opening up niche markets to UK companies, having helped to lead the way in areas such as central and eastern Europe, Russia and central Asia. The company’s focus on service delivery is supported by strong local knowledge and cultural understanding. “The potential in Iran is as great as anything we’ve seen elsewhere,” Mr Nagy added. “With its natural resources, it is a wealthy country and one that is keen to take advantage of foreign investment and expertise – our role is to help UK businesses respond to the demand.”