Iran boosts volume of transits via Chabahar port
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 5
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The volume of foreign transit has increased by 28 percent from the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020) to September 5 compared to the same period last Iranian year, said Behrouz Aghaei, Director General of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran’s branch in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Trend reports referring to the organization.
Aghaei stressed that so far, 61,000 tons of goods have entered the port for transit.
He added that according to the envisaged program, 75,000 tons of Indian goods for the purpose of humanitarian aid will be transported to Afghanistan through the Iranian Chabahar port.
The director general noted that 53,000 tons of goods which entered the port of Chabahar by 7 ships in the current Iranian year and were transported to Afghanistan.
"In addition, 8,970 tons of wheat with 351 containers in one ship entered the Chabahar port for transportation from India to Afghanistan and it will be transported to different regions of Afghanistan via Iran's Milek border," he said.
Aghaei said that India's private sector has also begun exporting various goods to Afghanistan through Iran's Chabahar port. Thus, 70 containers of sugar were exported from India to Afghanistan through the Chabahar port in the last month.