A total of 11 ships have docked at Chabahar port to load and unload basic goods since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20), said Behrouz Aqaei, the director general of Sistan and Baluchestan Province’s Ports and Maritime Department.
The reduction of port tariffs and the facilitation of goods transit through Chabahar port resulted in increasing the loading and unloading operations of the port during the last Iranian year (ending March 19), said the deputy head of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).
Iran has announced readiness to accept investments from Pakistani businessmen and companies in development of Chabahar Free Zone, Mirjaveh and the new Rimdan border crossing, all located in the southeast of the country.
Loading and unloading of non-oil cargoes increased by 97 percent in Chabahar port in the first five months of the current Iranian year (starting March 20) compared to the same period last year, said the managing director of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) on Saturday.
The export of non-oil commodities since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020) via the southeastern port city of Chabahar has risen by 95 percent compared to the corresponding period a year earlier, an official said.
India’s eighth vessel carrying wheat cargo to Afghanistan has been berthed at Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti Port, southeastern Iran, said the managing director of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Organization said.
The Zahedan-Chabahar railway, in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, will become operational in the next Iranian year (starting March 21, 2021), said the head of Parliament’s Construction Committee.
A group of diplomats and foreign relations experts from Iran and Pakistan, stressed the use of capacities of regional economic organizations to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations saying that cooperation between Iran's Chabahar and Pakistan’s Gwadar ports would enhance ties between the two states.
A sum of 627,000 tons of basic goods were unloaded at Iran’s oceanic port of Chabahar since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20), said the director general of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department.
Chabahar port on the Sea of Oman takes delivery of large cargoes of essential goods, said the director general of the provincial Ports and Maritime Department adding that a ship carrying over 66,000 tons of sugar had docked at the port earlier.