Oil products transiting via Iran’s southern Hormozgan province increase 100 per cent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.28/ Trend G.Mehdi/
The transit of oil products via Iran's southern Hormozgan province's ports rose by 100 per cent in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20, compared to the same period in the past year, ISNA reported.
Some 221,000 tons of oil products and 1.175 million tons of non-oil goods were transited via Hormozgan ports during the seven month period.
On October 28, the Mehr News Agency quoted deputy roads and urban development minister Shahryar Afandizadeh as saying that the volume of transited goods via Iran has increased by 75 per cent compared to four years ago.
On September 30, Afandizadeh told IRNA that over 5.8 million tons of goods were transited via Iran in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20, showing a 25 per cent growth year on year.
He added that 2.4 million tons of the transited goods were oil products and the rest were non-oil products.
The highest volume of the transited goods was related to transiting 1.8 million tons of goods from Iraq to the UAE.
Afandizadeh said that more than 100 countries are currently transiting their goods via Iran.