News ID: 275999
Published: 0236 GMT October 27, 2020

Iranian ports handle over 70m tons of goods in seven months

Iranian ports handle over 70m tons of goods in seven months

Over 70 million tons of commodities were loaded and unloaded at the ports of Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20-October 21), announced the head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).

While the coronavirus pandemic has created many limitations for economic activities all around the world, operations at Iranian ports are underway continuously, said Mohammad Rastad, according to IRNA.

He emphasized that all port operations are carried out while observing health care protocols.

Activities at Chabahar port (Iran’s only port in the southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province) and Shahid Rajaee Port (Iran’s largest container port in the southern Hormuzgan Province) in the recent months prove Iran’s outstanding performance under the difficult conditions of sanctions and the pandemic.

In a statement on October 15, PMO declared that loading and unloading of commodities are underway continuously at the country’s ports.

While the enemy is trying to halt Iran’s exports and imports through imposing sanctions, operations at Iranian ports are underway without interruption as the result of the all-out efforts of the organization’s personnel, the statement reads.

The PMO head said 11 new development projects worth over $1.4 billion are currently underway at Iranian ports.

The third phase of the development plan of Shahid Rajaee Port is one of the major projects to become operational by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2021), Rastad said.

While Iran is combating the US unilateral sanctions on its economy, the country’s ports, as the major gates of exports and imports, play some significant role in this battle, and the ongoing operations at the ports indicate that they are playing their part well.



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