Transit through Iran up 4%
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 15
More than 7 million tons of goods have been transported through Iran's transit routes during past nine months of current Iranian year (started on March 21, 2018).
"A total of 7.65 million tons of goods have been transported through 32 transit checkpoints of the country. Compared to last Iranian year, the transit has increased 4 percent," said Reza Nafisi, director of Transit and International Transportation Office of Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
"The transited goods during past nine months of the current year included 2.637 million tons of petroleum products and 4.427 million tons of non-oil goods, like fuel, spare parts, different types of cotton, agricultural products and food items," he added.
"The Shahid Rajaei Port with 2.67 million tons of transported goods was the most active transit point in the country, where 29 percent of transported goods passed through. Parviz Khan Border Crossing held the second place with 22 percent of transited goods, while Bazargan and Bashmaq with 10 percent transit stayed at lower places."
"The priority of Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization is to improve Iran's share of transit. During the period, 73 percent of transited goods were transported by Iranian fleet," he added.