EghtesadOnline: The construction of a roll on/roll off (ro-ro) facility in Amirabad Port in the northern Mazandaran Province, which will enable freight trains to dock near commercial ships for the loading and unloading of goods, has had 98% progress and will come on stream by late September, the director of Amirabad Special Economic Zone said.
Siyavash Rezvani added that the port is already connected to the railroad network.
“At present, around 4.5 million tons of commodities are loaded and unloaded annually at the port while its nominal annual throughput capacity stands at 7.5 million tons,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Rezvani said about 19.2 trillion rials ($457.14 million) have been invested in the port so far by the public and private sectors, according to Financial Tribune.
Amirabad Port is scheduled to host an international forum on expanding exports through the Caspian Sea on July 11-12.