0444 GMT April 22, 2021
Director General of Ports and Maritime Organization of Sistan and Baluchestan Province Behrouz Aqaei told IRNA that the shipment included strategic unloading and loading equipment for Chabahar port, which will be used for the operation of Shahid Beheshti Port.
He said the Indian side is committed to supplying loading and unloading equipment based on a long-term contract for the development of Shahid Beheshti Port.
Highlighting the importance of the transregional function of Chabahar, the country’s only ocean port, he stressed that Indian investment in the port does not bar other countries from participating in other development projects at the port.
Iran’s Chabahar can be a route to connect the Indian Ocean and Africa to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
After the completion of the first phase of Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, it can play an important role in marketing, can attract investors and facilitate the arrival of different ships and vessels.
As a national development project, it will also pave the ground for fostering trade exchanges with neighboring states, including India, Oman and Afghanistan.
The Indian operator at Shahid Beheshti Port, with a ten-year-long agreement, is committed to providing $85m worth of strategic equipment.
Located in southeastern Iran on the Sea of Oman, Chabahar port serves as Iran’s only oceanic port, and consists of two ports named Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti, each of which has five berths.