Iran’s Imam Khomeini port increases petroleum product transit

Oil&Gas Materials 17 January 2019 12:16 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.17

By Elnur Bahgishov – Trend:

The transit process of petroleum products at Imam Khomeini port has increased, said Mohammad Eslami, the Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran, Trend reports with reference to IRNA.

This has been made possible by the new oil warehouses of the private sector being put into operation, he said.

According to him, 3 warehouses have been put into operation in Imam Khomeini port for the storage of fuel oil, and diesel fuel.

“The main focus is on the decrease of freight transport in the roads of the country. The government and the ministry give top priority to the railroads being connected to the freight centers. The transport of freight via ports strengthens the economic and transit potential,” said Eslami.

“Freight unloading in Imam Khomeini port has increased to 10,000 tons. As such, a 60,000-ton ship is unloaded in 6 days,” he noted.

Eslami considers the creation of a transport mechanism system for reaching quality shipping important, and mentioned connecting the railroads with freight centers.

“This issue is of great importance for the government and special investments have been made in this regard. With the creation of infrastructure, the prices of production and freight transport, and then the freight transport in the country’s roads, will decrease,” he said.