Iran Ports and Maritime Organization talks fleet renewal plans (exclusive)
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 21
By Kamyar Eghbalnejad – Trend:
Iran Ports and Maritime Organization has renewed more than 70 passenger vessels over the recent years.
Hadi Haqshenas, the deputy head of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization, has told Trend that the organization over the past several years has taken measures aimed at renewing its vessel fleet for carrying passengers.
He further added that the main goal of his organization is to produce new passenger vessels and renew the old ones.
According to the official, the renewed vessels played a key role in marine transportation of the country.
In the meantime, the country’s volume of maritime transit has also significantly increased over the past months.
The share of marine transit through the country over the first ten months of the current fiscal year (starting March 20) has increased by 37.4 percent.
The country’s marine transportation system saw transit of about 7.1 million tons of goods valued at $142.5 million over the mentioned period. The figure grew by 37.4 percent in volume terms and 37.5 percent in value.