Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Transit of oil products via Iran's Anzali Port jumped 520 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian fiscal year, began on March 21, compared to the same period last year, said Ali Naeimi, director of Gilan Province's ports and maritime department.
Anzali Port is located in Iran's northern province of Gilan, neighboring the Caspian Sea.
During the four-month period, 30,468 metric tons of oil products were loaded at the port, compared to 4,911 metric tons last year, Iran's Shana news agency quoted Naeimi as saying July 28.
Meanwhile, 3,658 metric tons of oil products were imported, a 100 percent rise year-on-year, he added.
Also, 4,758 metric tons of oil products were unloaded at the port, compared to 3,148 metric tons last year, showing a 51 percent rise, he said.
Mohammad Saeidnejad, the director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization said July 19 that Iran's northern ports would boost shipment capacity to 25 million metric tons in the next two years.
The country's ports have a total shipment capacity of 184 metric tons, he said, adding that 1000 billion rials (about $31 million based on free market rate) has been allocated to procure equipment for the northern ports.
Iran's northern ports are Anzali, Amirabad, and Noshahr, which are located neighboring the Caspian Sea.
Edited by CN