EghtesadOnline: Director General of Ports and Maritime Directorate of Bushehr Province Siavash Arjmandzadeh said Phase 1 of the construction project of Negin Island’s container terminal is now complete.
“With a length of 300 meters and a width of 30 meters, this container terminal can now offer services to 20,000-ton container ships,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Arjmandzadeh noted that the project was carried out in cooperation with the private sector with an investment of 900 billion rials ($9.47 million).
The dredging of Negin Island’s container berth started in April. The Bushehr directorate said that once the project is complete, 50,000-ton vessels will be able to dock at the port, according to Financial Tribune.
On an official visit to the southern province of Bushehr, President Hassan Rouhani in January 2015 launched the construction of Negin Island seaport, as part of the Bushehr Port development project.
The container loading and unloading capacity for Bushehr Port will increase to 600,000 TEUs with the completion of Negin Island’s port project, which is twice its current capacity.
Mohammad Rastad, the head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization, said this will make it the country’s second biggest container port after Shahid Rajaee Port in Hormozgan Province.