E-Sail Shipping Company

Also Known As: 

IRISL China Shipping Company
Santex Lines Ltd.

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • China


- Suite 1501, Shanghai Zhongrong Plaza, 1088, Pudong(S) Road, Shanghai, Shanghai 200122, China
- F23A-D, Times Plaza No. 1, Taizi Road, Shekou, Shenzhen 518067, China

A Shanghai-based shipping company; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), which has provided logistical services to Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Has transported proliferation-sensitive cargo for Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), Defense Industries Organization (DIO), and Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (SHIG), which are involved in Iran's ballistic missile program; since January 2016, has facilitated the transportation of items related to Iran's ballistic missile program.

Acts as the Chinese agent of Hafiz Darya Shipping Company.

Provides container, break bulk, and bulk services.

Shareholder of Zhiyang International Freight Forwarding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Yirong Shipping (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; has operated branch offices in Shenzhen, China and Hong Kong.

Chairman is Ahmad Shahbazbeigiroozbahani.; company officials include Mojtaba Najafpor Khadem, Mohammadreza Habibi, and Amirsaman Torabizadeh; company officials have also included Farshad Shahbaz, Lin Jun Zhao, Ahmad Tafazoly (managing director), Ghasem Gaili (line manager), Hossein Siahsabil (commercial manager), Moosa Khoshkhouy, Rebecca Cai (customer service senior executive), and Capt. Sajdeh (operations manager).

Chinese uniform social credit number is 913100007178529723; Hong Kong company registration number is 1429927.


Designated by the U.S. Department of State on December 11, 2019 (effective June 8, 2020), pursuant to Executive Order 13382; added on June 8, 2020 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; on November 5, 2018, as part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, designated pursuant to Executive Order 13599, which targets the property of the Government of Iran and Iranian financial institutions; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the entity may be prohibited from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States.

Date Entered: 

December 19, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

June 26, 2020