First fuel cargo transited via Iran’s Amirabad Port by railway
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The first fuel cargo was transited via Iran's Amirabad Port by railway.
Ali Khedmatgozar, Secretary of the Amirabad Port Special Economic Zone, said that 5.2 million liters of mazut were imported from Turkmenistan by a tanker and were loaded into a cargo train, Iran's IRIB reported on Feb. 15.
The fuel consignment was transported to Shahid Rajaee Port in south of the country to be transited to the United Arab Emirates, he said.
Amirabad is the largest port of Iran neighboring the Caspian Sea.
Currently, the port has nine operational docks.
Grain, metals, construction materials, minerals, and oil products are the main goods which are shipped via the port.
Managing Director of the Amirabad Port Special Economic Zone, Seyyed Ali Naeemi said in January 2014 that the port's loading and unloading capacity has increased four-fold in the past four years.
The capacity currently stands at four million metric tons per year, he noted.