Loading and unloading of goods in Iranian ports rose 10.7 percent during the seven months to October 22, compared to the same period in the previous year, announced an official of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).
The head of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said on Tuesday that Iran has the capacity to become a transshipment hub in the region, adding that the country can increase its share of container transport.
Some 694,450 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of commodities were loaded and unloaded at Shahid Rajaee Port of Hormuzgan, in the south of Iran, during the five months to August 22, announced an official with Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).
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).
The Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran plans to increase the annual loading and unloading capacities of the country’s commercial ports from 7.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to eight million TEUs by Match 20, 2021.
The third phase of a project to develop Shahid Rajaee Port Complex in southern Iran was 32.23 percent complete by January 20, 2020, said an official of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran.
Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad announced on Wednesday that the commercial ships carrying cargo to the Iranian ports enjoy full safety in light of security provided by the country for its territorial waters.
Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) has signed nine investment deals worth about $1.31 billion with domestic investors to develop Iranian ports since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2019).
The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) approved Iran's proposal, titled 'Seaborne Trade and Shipping within the Framework of the Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)'.