More tariff discounts offered at Iran's Chabahar Port
TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 3
Iran will extend tariff exemption from three days to five months for ships that carry mineral materials to Chabahar's Shahid Beheshti Port to develop trade, said deputy in economic affairs in Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).
"Creating proper infrastructure and offering tariff discounts and incentives to businessmen in Chabahar Port shall strengthen the strategic role of the port in the economy," said Farhad Montaser Kohsari, Trend reports citing ISNA.
"The PMO would offer more discounts in current Iranian year [started March 20, 2020] in addition to discounts available in previous years," he said.
"Ships that carry construction materials are entitled to tariff exemption for three months in Shahid Beheshti Port, while PMO offers a 100-percent discount on costs of shifting vessels between Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti ports and for loading export containers or transit from Shahid Beheshti alongside three months exemption on storage costs for empty containers," he added.
"It is expected that more incentives will be offered to increase trade via Chabahar Port in August in addition to those already applied since the start of the current year; and the effect will be evaluated after several months," the official said.
"Chabahar is a distinguished location for trading ships and ocean liners; establishing port facilities will create proper ground for more activities. Thus, the Port and Maritime Organization plans to offer better tariffs and incentives to attract ships to Shahid Beheshti Port," he added.