IRISL China Shipping Co., Ltd.

Also Known As: 

Yi Hang Shipping Company, Ltd.
IRISL (China) Shipping Co., Ltd.
IRISL China Shipping Company
Rice Shipping
Santex Lines Ltd.
Santex Lines Limited

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • China


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





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According to the European Union, has acted on behalf of IRISL in China; 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).

Provides container, break bulk, and bulk services; company officials have included Moosa Khoshkhouy, Hossein Siahsabil (commercial manager), A. Tafazoly (general manager), Capt. Sajdeh (operations manager), and Ghasem Gaili (line manager).


As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, added on November 5, 2018 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 13599, which targets entities controlled by 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.

Previously added to the SDN list maintained on September 10, 2008, 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 European Union on July 26, 2010 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Formerly sanctioned by the governments of Australia and Japan.

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

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Date Entered: 

December 19, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

December 10, 2018