BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar.3
Fereydonkenar Port, Iran's only private port in Mazandaran Province, has officially joined the container transportation network in the Caspian Sea, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Fereydonkenar Port is located close to transit route and has led to the country's export growth, first container ship from Fereydonkenar Port would dock at Kazakhstan's Aktau Port in the coming days," said the CEO of Khazar Sea Shipping Lines Company Davood Tafti said.
"The first ship cargo capacity is 10 TEU refrigerator containers and 40 TEU normal containers that would leave Fereydonkenar Port to Aktau Port in Kazakhstan and afterwards regular container transportation service would be set between Fereydonkenar, Aktau and Astarakhan ports to increase Mazandaran's non-oil export, said Tafti.
"If capacity of all ports to be used for export, the starting volume of container export would reach 4,000 TEU," he said.
"According to the outlook in the Sixth Five-Year Development Plan (2016-2021), Iran's container export would reach to 15,000 TEU, that could be achieved through support of shipping companies and exporters," he said.
"So far Khazar Shipping Lines Company has more than 1,000 refrigerator containers, and has launched a regular transportation service between Iran's northern ports to Aktau and Astarakhan ports," he said.