Our History

  • FARMAD was established as a General Trading Co., Ltd. in 1992 by Farhad and Mohammad who had just graduated from university. The word FARMAD derives from the first and last syllables of their names. 

The two co-founders decided to put the company on suspension mode after a few months and pursue their shipping and logistics career when they received an attractive offer from a European freight forwarder that was providing them an intensive training while creating a nice encouraging platform to learn and grow. Since then, they both had several key positions in some of the most famous and reputable international shipping and freight forwarding companies. Later, they also built up their own business entities separately.

 
  • In 2018, they decided to reactivate their first base – FARMAD Co., Ltd.- as a shipping agency and join their forces toward achieving bigger objectives in the shipping world. 
  • Then in 2020FARMAD Shipping Company unveiled FARMAD CONTAINER LINE as an NVOCC, serving the Iran-India route, to exclusively accommodate Refrigerated goods being exported from Iran & Afghanistan to India and vice-versa, through Chabahar port of Iran.

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Azadi Tower – Tehran

Basic Facts

Original Full Registered Name: FARMAD (Trading) Company Limited

Current Licensed Name: FARMAD (Shipping Agency) Co., Ltd.

Company Type: Limited Liability 

Function: Shipping Services (NVOCC, Liner Agency)

Original Registration No. in Tehran: 92968 (registered 1992)

Current Registration No. in Chabahar, after moving head office from Tehran to Chabahar: 1891 (since 2019)

Licensed by: Port & Maritime Organization of Iran (PMO.IR) – License Number 44533/98/S

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Our Logo Story

The first logo of FARMAD Co., Ltd.

(When FARMAD was established as a Trading Co.)

1992-2019

Our New Logo after rebranding

(When FARMAD Shipping Co. entered a new era)

Rebranded 2020

As described in the History section above, our company’s name derives from the first and last syllables of the founders’ names – Farhad & Mohammad. 

Our logo represents the same in both Persian

… and English

The two waves illustrate sea tide color during day and night and also in different oceans and seas while referring to the import and export of light and heavy goods

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As described in the History section above, our company’s name derives from the first and last syllables of the founders’ names – Farhad & Mohammad. 

Our logo represents the same in both Persian

… and English

The two waves illustrate sea tide color during day and night and also in different oceans and seas while referring to the import and export of light and heavy goods

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We relocated our head office from Tehran to Chabahar in 2019 to emphasize our intention for playing an active role in the development of Chabahar Shahid Beheshti Port which has been taken over by government-owned India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL). IPGPL has selected Kaveh Port and Marine Services, an Iranian company, for running the interim operations that started in December 2018.

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Our Vision

We have decided to put our three decades of shipping and multimodal transport knowledge and skills into use for developing the important International North-South Transport/Transit Corridor (INSTC), connecting the Commonwealth of Independent States (Caucasian countries …), Afghanistan, and Europe to the Persian Gulf via Iranian territory. INTSTC serves as a bridge between India and CIS, Afghanistan, Europe.

Our decision is also in line with the Ashgabat agreement which is a multimodal transport agreement between the governments of Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, and Oman for creating an international transport and transit corridor facilitating transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf. The agreement came into force in April 2016. The agreement was originally signed by Iran, Oman, Qatar, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on April 25, 2011. Qatar subsequently withdrew from the agreement in 2013, the same year Kazakhstan applied for membership, which was eventually approved in 2015. Pakistan has also joined the Agreement since November 2016. India formally joined in February 2018.

Our Approach

Our Company Core Values

Passion

Integrity

Fairness

Trustworthiness

Accountability

Improvement

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Our Organization

Milad Tower – Tehran

Management and Personnel​

The management team of FARMAD consists of two levels:

  • Members of the Board each having 3 decades of continuous and successful experience in the fields of Shipping, Logistics, International Transportation, Trading, and Customs Clearance. They have successful cooperation records at high-level management capacities with leading names in the transportation and trading world such as APL, HMM, KUEHNE+NAGEL, P&O, and KNAUF, etc., in their portfolio
  • Managers of company units  such as Customer Services, Operations, Documentation, Financial and Administration Affairs, each having background experience in agencies of some of the most credited shipping lines in the world

Personnel

One of our important fundamentals is to hire an energetic team with an above-market average level of qualification (like fluency in the English language, deep knowledge in today’s world software, decision making in hard situations, etc.). Moreover, occasionally and with suitable intervals, our staff passes different training courses in order to render the best possible services to our valuable customers and principal lines.

Company Units

  • Customer Services
  • Documentation
  • Operations
  • Administration-Accounting-HR
  • Sales
  • IT

This unit is responsible for providing our valued customers with the smoothest possible service quality at the soonest possible time. It is working as a liaison between customers, and other company units, and its main job is to make sure our customers remain fully satisfied with our performance and services under any circumstances.

Preparation and issuance of correct and complete documents required by relative organizations (port, customs, etc.), customers, and business partners are the main duties of this unit. Moreover, it consists of sections such as “Equipment Control” and “Damage and Claims”. 

This unit is responsible for organizing and execution of operational affairs related to vessels and containers under our management or agency agreements, as well as supervising our terminal operators' and agents' performance worldwide.

Rendering accurate and timely receipt/payment services and SOAs to customers, business associates, and agents, as well as recording bank accounts transactions, tax affairs bookkeeping, statistics reporting to the management, and business partners, are some of the duties of this unit. Moreover, it is responsible for legal affairs, payroll preparation, personnel affairs, updating and organizing licenses, contracts, memberships, powers of attorney, and other official company documents.

Obviously, the company’s engine which is continuously run and maintained by other units needs fuel supply. This is when our sales team shows up and acts. So, last but not least of our company’s units is our motivated and assertive sales force.

Managing procurement, maintenance and updating hardware and  software used in company's branches and agents worldwide is the main duty of this unit. 

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Memberships

ICC BIC

Bureau of International Containers

SAOI

Shipping Association of Iran​

ZCCIM

Zahedan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, & Agriculture

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Network

Bandar Chabahar – Iran

Farmad (Shipping Agency) Co. Ltd. – Administrative & Commercial Complex, Shahid Beheshti Port, Chabahar, Iran 

Phone: +98 (21) 2202 8774-5 Facsimile: +98 (21) 2202 8776 E-Mail: zbr@farmad.com

 Tehran – Iran

Farmad (Shipping Agency) Co., Ltd. – Unit C3, 3rd Floor, No.66, West Armaghan St., Vali-e-Asr Ave., Tehran-Iran

Phone: +98 (21) 2202 8774-5 Facsimile: +98 (21) 2202 8776 E-Mail: info@farmad.com

 Bandar Abbas – Iran

Farmad (Shipping Agency) Co., Ltd. – 4th Floor, Yas Building, Near Queen of Skies Tower, Bandar Abbas-Iran

Phone: +98 (76) 3221 2191 Facsimile: +98 (76) 3223 2485 E-Mail: bnd@farmad.com

 Bandar Imam Khomeini – Iran

 Bandar Bushehr – Iran

 Bandar Khorramshahr – Iran

 Bandar Asalouyeh – Iran

 Bandar Anzali – Iran

 Bandar Amir Abad – Iran

 Tehran – Iran

CSM Shipping Agency Co., Ltd. – 3rd Fl., No. 66, West Armaghan St., Valiasr Ave., 1967813635, Tehran – Iran

Phone: +98 (21) 2202 8777-8 

Facsimile: +98 (21) 2202 8779

E-Mail: info@csmshipping.com

 Bandar Abbas – Iran

CSM Shipping Agency Co., Ltd. – 4th Floor, Yas Building, Near Queen of Skies Tower, Bandar Abbas-Iran

Phone: +98 (76) 3221 2192-3

Facsimile: +98 (76) 3223 2485

E-Mail: bns@csmshipping.com

Bandar Chabahar – Iran

CSM Shipping Agency Co., Ltd. – Administrative & Commercial Complex, Shahid Beheshti Port, Chabahar, Iran 

Phone: +98 (21) 2202 8777-8

Facsimile: +98 (21) 2202 8779

E-Mail: info@csmshipping.com

Nhava Sheva – India

AQUATIC FREIGHTS PVT LTD.119 B Wing, “Shree Nand Dham”, Plot No 59, Sector 11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai – 400614 – India

Phone: +91 (22) 4970 6006 /11/14

Facsimile: +91 (22) 

E-Mail: mumbai@aquaticfreights.com

Mundra – India

AQUATIC FREIGHTS PVT LTD.8, 2nd Floor, Neelam Complex, Plot No. 298,Ward 12-B, Gandhidham (Kutch) 370 201, GUJARAT – India

Phone: +91 (28) 2756 2735

Facsimile: +91 (28) 

E-Mail: mumbai@aquaticfreights.com 

Dubai – UAE

Capeline Shipping L.L.C. – Office No.307, Montana Building, P.O. Box 50732, Karama, Dubai, U.A.E

Phone: +971 (4) 3960010

Facsimile: +971 (4) 3960810

E-Mail: vinith@capeship.com 

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Career opportunities

The more we expand our services and network, the more we need qualified and committed colleagues to join the FARMAD team in its journey. We do not just offer jobs; we provide career opportunities.

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What do we offer to our teammates?

  • The chance to join an actively progressing company to have a better life
  • The promise of working in a healthy and friendly environment that brings employees’ peace of mind and well-being
  • The possibility of growth in an international working network that brings them easy mobility
  • Training programs to shape their skills and uplift their qualification level
  • A delegation-oriented management style that gives employees the self-esteem they need to build their future

Our Human Resources Policy

FARMAD team members should be:

  • Punctual and precise
  • Sharp and eager to know more
  • Physically and emotionally flexible
  • Capable of handling difficult working situations
  • Ready to suggest improvement methods and solve problems
  • Easy to interact with other colleagues in an international working environment 
  • Fluent in English and familiar with Office software at a certain required level

Want to be a part of our team?

If you believe you are matching the requirements mentioned in “Our Human Resources Policy”, please click on the below button to send your application, along with your resume (CV) and unit of interest, so that we can contact you whenever there is a vacancy.