Greater than 3.181 million tons of non-oil commodities have been loaded and unloaded in Khorramshahr port, within the southwestern Khuzestan province, through the earlier Iranian calendar yr 1400 (ended on March 20), a provincial official introduced.
Nourollah As’adi, the director-general of Khorramshahr County’s Ports and Maritime Division, additionally introduced that loading and unloading operations within the container sector of the port reached 20,730 twenty-foot equal items (TEUs), which was six % greater than the determine within the Iranian calendar yr 1399.
The official named constructional supplies, agricultural and livestock merchandise, metals and mining merchandise as the key items exported from the port previously yr.
Primarily based on the information launched by Transport and City Improvement Ministry, loading and unloading of products within the ports of Iran rose 17 % through the previous yr.
The ministry’s knowledge present that loading and unloading of products within the nation’s ports reached 152.91 million tons within the earlier Iranian calendar yr, whereas the determine stood at 130.69 million tons within the previous yr.
Throughout the mentioned yr, loading and unloading operations within the container sector reached 2.1 million twenty-foot equal items (TEUs) with a weight of 24.57 million tons, which was 13.5 % greater than the 1.85 million TEUs within the Iranian calendar yr 1399, the report mentioned.
The loading and unloading of products through the earlier yr additionally grew by 12.8 % within the dry bulk sector, whereas within the liquid bulk sector the determine elevated by 12.6 %, within the common cargo sector rose by 13.1 %, and within the petroleum sector grew by 22.5 %.
Whereas Iran is combating the U.S. unilateral sanctions on its economic system, the nation’s ports as the key gates of exports and imports play a big function on this battle. This function makes all-out help to ports and extra growth of them severe and very important.
Such necessity has led the federal government to outline initiatives for extra growth of the ports and in addition take some measures to encourage funding making in ports, as well as, to facilitate loading and unloading of products, particularly fundamental commodities, there.
It’s value mentioning that Iran’s Ports and Maritime Group (PMO) has outlined a excessive variety of initiatives to develop and enhance the nation’s ports, because the nation goals to double the capability of its ports in a course of 5 years.
In accordance with Ports and Maritime Group, the capability of the nation’s ports has elevated from 180 million tons within the Iranian calendar yr 1392 (led to March 2014) to 250 million tons in 1399 (led to March 2021).
Supply: Tehran Occasions