BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 28. Iran will build two RoRo (Roll-on/roll-off) ships to increase trade with the Caspian littoral states and facilitate cargo shipments, Managing Director of Iran Marine Industrial Company (also known as 'Sadra') Ali Zarei said, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
He made the remark during the signing ceremony of a contract between the Iran Marine Industrial Company and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line Group (IRISL) on the construction of two RoRo ships.
Zarei noted that Iran's Marine Industrial Company is taking steps to develop the country’s maritime economy. Domestic production of such ships is a turning point for the company.
During the signing ceremony, Deputy Director of the IRISL Group Abdolreza Mohebbi said that the two ships to be built by the Iran Marine Industrial Company will be equipped with modern equipment. The length of each of these ships is 140 meters. Because the maximum length of ships to move in the Caspian Sea and cross the Volga River should be 140 meters.
"The mentioned ships will be used to carry containers, timber, cars and other cargo," Mohebbi said.
Each of the ships to be built by Iran Marine Industrial Company will be able to carry 4,000 tons of cargo. Each ship will be 140 meters long, 16.8 meters wide and can move at a speed of 10 knots.
For the first time, Iran is taking steps to produce Ro-Ro ships domestically to meet its needs. These ships are scheduled to be launched by March 20, 2024.
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