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About International Associated Cargo Carrier (IACC)

International Associated Cargo Carrier (IACC) was established in 1979 by Egyptian business man and transport industry pioneer Mostafa El Ahwal. Being an avid risk taker with a sharp business acumen, and living in 1950s Saudi Arabia a land ripe with opportunities, proved to be a recipe for success. After years of experience helping set up the shipping industry in Saudi Arabia and across the gulf, El Ahwal returned to Egypt and founded International Associated Cargo Carrier. The company started off as one of the first private stevedoring companies in Alexandria, El Ahwal then shifted his focus eastwards, capitalizing on his ties across the Red Sea. IACC expanded into the field of shipping, offering a regular liner break bulk service; the first of its kind. Starting with one vessel between Jeddah and Suez, over the years, 6 more vessels were acquired serving over 20 destinations across the Middle East and Africa under the IACC and Transmar brands. As the company grew, more departments were added to include sea freight, air freight, logistics, ship agencies, ship supplies and inland transportation.

IACC Holdings takes pride in being a home-grown Egyptian company that has developed talents that are industry leaders today.

Our portfolio includes: Transmar, a leading regional container line; Safina Shipping Services specialized in ship agencies and marine services; Transcargo International (TCI), stevedoring, warehousing and port services and Transland International, inland transportation.

News Releases 2018

Egypt food exports drive into Africa

Transmar, the leading Egyptian container shipping line, will be part of the Food Africa Expo taking place in Cairo from Saturday 8 – Tuesday 11 December at the Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The expo takes place at the start of the Egyptian citrus...

Transmar increases service levels with extra tonnage to Jeddah

Transmar has upgraded its Adabiya departure services with the addition of a new vessel – the MV Viking Merlin – on the company’s Red Sea Service (RES) with a scheduled first departure from Adabiya on Thursday 20 September, 2018. This increased tonnage on the RES...

Transmar sets sights on further growth from Adabiya port

Transmar - Egypt’s leading container shipping line - has strengthened its presence across Middle East and East African routes using the Port of Adabiya – regarded as the jewel in the logistics crown due to its high levels of service and congestion-free operation. With...

Egypt food exports drive into Africa

Transmar, the leading Egyptian container shipping line, will be part of the Food Africa Expo taking place in Cairo from Saturday 8 – Tuesday 11 December at the Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The expo takes place at the start of the Egyptian citrus...

Transmar increases service levels with extra tonnage to Jeddah

Transmar has upgraded its Adabiya departure services with the addition of a new vessel – the MV Viking Merlin – on the company’s Red Sea Service (RES) with a scheduled first departure from Adabiya on Thursday 20 September, 2018. This increased tonnage on the RES...

Transmar sets sights on further growth from Adabiya port

Transmar - Egypt’s leading container shipping line - has strengthened its presence across Middle East and East African routes using the Port of Adabiya – regarded as the jewel in the logistics crown due to its high levels of service and congestion-free operation. With...

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