Iran's non-oil exports increased by 6 percent in last 6 months
Tehran, Iran, Sep.27
The chief executive of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran announced six-percent increase in non-oil exports in the first six months of this Iranian year (started on March 21, 2019), Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
In recent years, we have witnessed investments in construction projects in Khorramshahr port, which amounted to a total of $54.7 million, Mohammad Rastad announced during the launching ceremony of construction projects of Khorramshahr Port on Sept 26.
“Although the volume of loading and unloading of the container shipments have decreased in the country, Khorramshahr port was able to maintain non-oil exports, despite the reduction of shipment activities” he added.
“To compensate this reduction in loading-unloading rate, PMO intends to apply incentive mechanisms including a reduction of the port duties for traders and owners,” he said.
Rastad also praised other ports' efforts to expand the country's port activities, including the transshipment and cabotage from large ports such as Imam Khomeini Port, Shahid Rajai Port and Shahid Beheshti Port.
“In the last year, we have managed to save three million liters of fuel, which mainly accounts for the wheat transshipment between Imam Khomeini Port and Shahid Beheshti Port,” he said.