The loading and unloading of goods in the ports of Iran increased by three percent in the first six months of the present Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year.
In a press conference on Saturday, Ali-Akbar Safaei, the head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), underlined the significant growth of transit of commodities via the ports of country and said that transit via some ports has risen by 150-170 percent in this year.
Some 42 million tons of commodities have been loaded and unloaded at Iranian ports in the three-month period since the new government administration took office in August, IRNA reported.
Chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture (ICCIMA) says Oman’s government is assessing the admission of Iranian ships in its ports and its approval can have positive effect for easing economic exchanges between Iran and Oman and for using the advantages of free trade zones of the two countries for bilateral trade.
Loading and unloading of goods in the ports of Iran rose 14 percent during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of the previous year, the portal of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) reported.
Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) has announced that 16 major projects worth over $267 million are going to be inaugurated in the country’s ports by the end of the current week, IRNA reported.
Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said his country does not consider Chabahar and Gwadar ports as competitors, and asserted that linking the two ports will bring regional prosperity and boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
India’s eighth vessel carrying wheat cargo to Afghanistan has been berthed at Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti Port, southeastern Iran.
Afghanistan’s first transit goods to China via Iran’s southeastern Chabahar Port were shipped.
Iran is going to increase the annual loading and unloading capacities of the country’s commercial ports from 7.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to eight million TEUs by Match 20, 2021.