Over 565,000 tons of goods shipped through Iran’s Shahid Bahonar port
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.28/ Trend F.Karimov/
Some 565.4 thousand tons of goods were loaded and unloaded at Iran's Shahid Bahonar port, located in the southern Hormozgan province, during the first four month sof the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, ISNA reported.
The figure showed a 5 percent rise compared to the same period last year.
The main exported goods included petrochemical, agricultural, and mineral products, fruits, steel products, and construction materials, which were exported to the Persian Gulf Arab states and Indian Ocean countries.
The main imported goods included rice, dried nuts, cars, textile, and home appliance, which were imported from the Persian Gulf Arab states and East Asia.
In May, IRIB quoted head of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran Ata'ollah Sadr as saying that Iranian ports have a loading and unloading capacity of 184 million tons per year.
Last [Iranian calendar year], 140 million tons of goods were shipped through the ports, showing 5 percent rise compared to the year before, he added.
In April, the Fars News Agency quoted Sadr as saying that Iran earns some 14 trillion rials (about $1.15 billion) annually through transiting goods via ports.
Around $140 billion worth of goods are annually transited via Iranian ports, he added.
In February, IRNA quoted Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzad as saying that the total capacity of Iranian ports has increased by 80 million tons during the past eight years (reaching 184 million tons).
Emam Khomeini and Shahid Rajaee ports are the two key ports, accounting for 90 percent of the total capacity, he added.
Meanwhile, in February, ISNA quoted Sadr as saying that building 60 small and multi-purpose ports across Iran is underway.