IRISL Benelux NV

Also Known As: 

IRISL Benelux
IRISL Agency Benelux (Belgium)
Antares Shipping Company NV
Antares Shipping Company N.V.

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


- Ahlers Building, 6th Floor, Noorderlaan 139, Antwerp, Belgium
- P.O. Box B-2030, Antwerp, Belgium
- Noorderlaan 139, B-2030, Antwerp, Belgium
- Noorderlaan 139, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium


(32)-35437811, (+32) 3 5437812, 03-543.78.11, 0475-76.47.80, 0495-58.76.25, 0495-54.78.16, 0474-04.07.71


03-543.78.99, (+32) 3 5437899, (32)35437899


Entity Web Site:

Owned, controlled, or acts on behalf of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

Listed in Annex III of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 of June 9, 2010, as an entity owned, controlled, or acting on behalf of IRISL; removed from the U.N. list in January 2016 by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231; listed by the European Union on June 18, 2010, pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1929; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Added on September 10, 2008 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRISL and affiliates have provided logistical services to Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); IRISL Benelux represents IRISL shipping and logistical services in Belgium, Netherlands and vicinity; IRISL Agency Netherlands is a sub-agency company of IRISL Benelux.

Established in 2003 as a joint venture between IRISL and Ahlers Logistic and Maritime Services of Belgium; shares an address, telephone and fax numbers, and personnel with Eiffe NV Antwerp, which acts as an agent for HDS Lines and SAPID Shipping; VAT Number BE480224531 (Belgium).

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

March 6, 2009

Date Last Modified: 

January 16, 2016