Allah-Morad Afifipour: Exports of non-oil products from Iran’s southern port of Shahid Rajaee registered a growth of 11.6 percent in the first half of the current Iranian year
Head of Hormozgan Province Ports and Maritime Department
Allah-Morad Afifipour announced on Sunday that exports of non-oil products from
Iran’s southern port of Shahid Rajaee stood at 19 million tons, registering a
growth of 11.6 percent in the first half of the current Iranian year 1398
(ending September 22, 2019).
Some 13.32 million tons of oil products were exported in
this time with a growth of 6.5 percent year-on-year, Afifipour said.
Exports of non-oil goods and oil products, in the said time,
stood at 40.74 million, showing an annual increase of 6.6 percent, he added.
In the first six months of the present year, 26.75 million
tons of cargoes were loaded and unloaded at this port, showing a growth of 6.7
percent annually, Afifipour said.
Located in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan, Shaid
Rajaee is the country’s largest and best-equipped container port.
Enjoying the most modern container terminals and port
equipment, Shahid Rajaee accounts for 85 percent of the total loading and
unloading at the Iranian ports.
Given its significant role in the country’s import and
export of products as well as transit and transshipment via Iran, development
of Shahid Rajaee Port is among the most important development projects in the
And to expedite its development, benefitting from the potential
and capabilities of the private sector is seriously pursued.