EghtesadOnline: Close to 13.27 million tons of oil and non-oil commodities were loaded and unloaded in Shahid Rajaee Port in the southern Hormozgan Province during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May 22), the director general of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization said.
“More than 8.94 million tons of this sum were non-oil products. Over the two-month period, 6.66 million tons of non-oil goods were exported via this southern port, registering a 13% rise compared with the corresponding period of last year. Over 1.37 million tons of oil products were exported, showing a 21% increase year-on-year,” Allah Morad Afifipour, who doubles as the manager of Shahid Rajaee Port Special Economic Zone, was also quoted as saying by IRNA. The official noted that container loading and unloading over the same period stood at 380,351 TEUs, adding that 654 vessels, 558 of which weighed over 1,000 tons, docked at the port, indicating a 5% increase YOY. Located 23 kilometers west of the port city of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province, Shahid Rajaee Port is Iran’s biggest container port at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, according to Financial Tribune.