EghtesadOnline: A total of 699,341 tons of commodities were loaded and unloaded in Khorramshahr Port in the southern province of Khuzestan during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22), indicating a 38% rise compared with the corresponding period of last year, the director general of Khorramshahr Ports and Maritime Organization said.
“Loading of cargo amounted to 583,192 tons, registering a 59% growth year-on-year. The port hosted 45,275 trucks and 102 vessels weighing over 1,000 tons during the period, registering a 10% and 51% increase respectively compared with last year’s similar period,” Nourollah Asadi was also quoted as saying by the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
The official added that during the five months, 10,120 passengers passed through Khorramshahr Port, indicating a 25% rise YOY.
Throughput at the southwestern Iranian port has increased in recent years. With a total of 20 wharves, the strategic port of Khorramshahr is one of the best gates for conducting marine trade with Iraq and other Persian Gulf littoral states, according to Financial Tribune.
A total of 61.36 million tons of commodities were loaded and unloaded in Iran’s 21 commercial ports during the same period to register a 2.36% rise compared with the corresponding period of last year.
According to the latest figures published on the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran’s website, non-oil goods accounted for over 43.19 million tons of the total throughput, showing a 6% year-on-year rise.
The remaining 18.16 million tons pertained to oil products, indicating a 5.37% decline YOY.
Container loading and unloading decreased by 48.1% to reach 563,248 TEUs.
More than 30.88 million tons of commodities were exported from the ports and over 13.73 million tons were imported, showing a 4.29% and 15.18% growth respectively compared with the similar period of last year.
A total of 2.19 million tons of goods transited through these ports during the same period to register a 37.44% decline YOY.