Iran, Turkmenistan discuss oil products’ transit

Business Materials 5 July 2015 16:03 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 5

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The transit of Turkmenistan's oil products via Iran's Amirabad port was discussed by officials from the two neighboring countries.

Amirabad is Iran's largest port in the Caspian Sea.

Ali Khedmatgozar, the secretary of the Amirabad Port Special Economic Zone, said that the issue was discussed during a visit by a Turkmen delegation to the port, Iran's Shana news agency reported on July 5.

Khedmatgozar explained the method of transiting oil products (mazut, diesel, and kerosene) from Turkmenistan via the Amirabad port.

He said that fuel consignments from the Caspian Sea states are being unloaded at the Amirabad port and are transited to other countries via the Iranian rail network.

Mohammad Sadegh Rangavar, head of the port's operational affairs, said that over 3.6 million metric tons of goods were shipped via the Amirabad port in the last Iranian fiscal year, ended on March 20.

He added that exports shared 1.6 million metric tons of the mentioned volume.

He also added that the port transits oil products from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.

Rangavar further touched upon the investment opportunities in the port, saying foreign investors in particular from Turkey and Russia are currently active in the Amirabad Port Special Economic Zone.