0605 GMT January 16, 2022
The imports of basic goods into the southeastern Chabahar port in the current year has increased significantly compared to the previous year, Behrouz Aqaei told IRNA on Tuesday.
“This year, we registered the record of 800 loaded trucks leaving Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti port in a single day,” the official said.
One of the goals of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department is to increase the quality of maritime and port services, he said adding that it includes facilitation of unloading and loading goods in this ocean port.
“Having advanced equipment and round-the-clock efforts of the workforce have made this goal achievable and we are witnessing the satisfaction of cargo and goods owners and the significant growth of imports and exports through Chabahar port,” the official added.
According to Aqaei, with an annual loading and unloading capacity of 8.5 million tons, Chabahar port is a new destination for the import of basic goods in the region.
The strategic port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran is the only ocean port on the Makran coast and it has a special place in the country's economic affairs.
Chabahar has two separate ports named Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti, each has five berths.
Iran has awarded the development project of this port to India, and the country has allocated $500 million to build two new berths in this port.
India has doubled the allocated funding for the development of the port in its national budget bill for 2020.