Valfajr 8th Shipping Line Co SSK

Also Known As: 

Sherkat Sahami Khass Keshtirani Valfajr 8th
Valfajre Eight Shipping Co.
Val Fajr-E-8 Shipping Company
Val Fajr Hasht Shipping Co.
Valfajre-8 Shipping Company
Valfajr Shipping Company
Valfajre Shipping Company

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


Shahid Azodi St., Karimkhan Zand Ave., Abiar Alley, Tehran, Iran





Entity Web Site:

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRISL and its affiliates have provided logistical services to Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Agencies affiliated with Valfajr have included Oasis Freight Agency, Combined Shipping Co. (Kuwait), Continental Shipping Trans (Bahrain), AET Shipping Ltd (Saudi Arabia), and Eint Shipping (Oman); branch locations in Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Khoramshahr, Bandar Lengeh, and Kish; operates a fleet of seven vessels for cargo and passenger transport services in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea; established in 1986.


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 on September 10, 2008, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction 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 owned or controlled by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. 

Designated by the Canadian government on July 22, 2010 as an entity contributing to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or to its development of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or their delivery systems; designation prohibits Canadian parties from providing goods or financial services to the entity or dealing in property held by the entity.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

December 19, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

December 11, 2018