0236 GMT October 20, 2021
Allahmorad Afifipour, the director of the Department of Ports and Maritime Organization of Bushehr Province, made the remarks on Sunday, noting that the three platforms are being constructed by Iranian experts, IRNA reported.
The official said that the construction project has progressed 44 percent.
Over 100 Iranian experts have been working on the construction project for three years, said Afifipour.
He said that once the platforms are completed, it will enable three 100,000-ton ships to dock at the port at the same time.
The official said that with the inauguration of the three platforms, the total platforms and jetties of the province will rise to 16 million tons.
On June 5, Afifipour said that a total of 8.64 million tons of commodities were loaded and unloaded in a southern port during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20).
“More than 4.18 million tons of the total pertained to non-oil goods and the remaining 4.46 million were oil products,” he said.
The official said that more than 2.24 million tons of non-oil commodities were exported and 1.1 million tons were imported over the two-month period.
Transshipment and transit of these goods amounted to 547,429 tons and 219,473 tons, respectively.
Afifipour noted that a total of 583 vessels entered the port during the two months under review, 468 of which weighed over 1,000 tons.
Located 23 kilometers west of the port city of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormuzgan Province, Shahid Rajaei Port is Iran’s biggest container port.
Over half of Iran’s commercial trading is carried out at Shahid Rajaei Port. The port complex also accounts for over 85 percent of all container throughput in the country.