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.