Iran's Shahid Rajaee Port to harbor new ships
TEHRAN, Iran, Sep.30
Iran's Shahid Rajaee Port is being upgraded and by operating a new terminal it would be ready to harbor new container ships, said the Managing Director of Port and Maritime Organization.
"It is expected that part of the new terminal in Shahid Rajaee Port would be inaugurated by the end of the current Iranian year(started March 20, 2020)," said Mohammad Rastad, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"We have planned for location scouting to building new ports in Makran coast that would harbor larger ships," he said.
"Iranian shipping companies transport necessary goods to the country during coronavirus pandemic while the port can also harbor foreign ships," he noted.
"Sea traveling from ports to domestic islands is possible but the protocols are more restrictive for foreign trips and transporting passengers between Iran and its neighbor countries have been stopped but there are ongoing negotiations in this regard," he added.
"There are currently 7 million tons of sediment in the country's ports that include 3.5 million tons of necessary goods and 3.5 million tons of other goods. There are also 1 million tons of container goods stored at ports and we expect recent policies would accelerate their release," he said.
"There has been a problem in signing the contract between India and Chabahar Port but we have reached a conclusion over one article and expect that the temporary contract with India would become permanent by the end of the current Iranian year(started March 20, 2020)," he added.