Iran to accelerate release of basic goods from ports

Business Materials 17 May 2019 12:27 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, May 17


The process of unloading and release of basic imported goods will be hasten in Iran's ports including Imam Khomeini Port in order to meet the domestic needs, said the CEO of Ports & Maritime Organization(PMO) Hamid Rastad.

"The necessary measures have been taken to facilitate the process of transferring goods in order to avoid delays at ports," he said during a meeting with Deputies of Road and Urban Development Minister and Agriculture Minister, Trend reports citing PMO website.

He noted, "Preparing facilities in various fields of railway and roads are the necessary elements to accelerate the cargo transfer from ports to distribution sources."

The volume of discharge from Imam Khomeini Port increased by 70 percent, but it is still expected to be more, according to Rastad.

The attendants of the meeting, which was held at Imam Khomeini Port, reviewed management of cargo registration, use of railway and trucks to accelerate cargo distribution and issue of license for warehouses outside the port by the customs.

Issues related to conducting health tests on basic goods, reducing the storage duration of cooking oil at customs and simultaneous use of cargo transfer from ship to warehouses were also discussed.

At the meeting, a decision was made that big ships would be harbored in Shahid Rajae and Chabahar ports. The parts have more storing capacities and the goods can be transferred from there via railway.