Iran witnesses significant increase in transit volume

Business Materials 16 April 2018 16:33 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 16

By Gazenfer Hamidov – Trend:

Some 14.766 million tons of goods were transited through Iran's sea and land borders in the last Iranian fiscal year (ended March 20), Hossein Salari, an official with the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), said.

Salari, who heads the Bureau to Supervise Transit Affairs of the IRICA, said that the volume is 15 percent more compared to the preceding year, the IRICA website reported April 16.

Earlier Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization said that the main reason behind the increase is surging fuel transit from Iraq’s Kurdish region via Parvizkhan border crossing in the western Kermanshah Province to Iran’s southern port of Imam Khomeini.

Fuel transit as well as transit of cargos to Afghanistan has led to increase in oil products load/unload in Iranian ports and marine transit as well.

Salari further said that at least 736,200 trucks involved in the transit during the last fiscal year.

He added that the commodities of over 100 countries have been transited via Iran in the 12-month period.

Some 32 border checkpoints (including 10 ports) were involved in cargo transits in the period.