Containerization in need of investments

February 13, 2018

TEHRAN- Iran owns 229 container ships, which contributes to 1.1 percent of the global capacity, but containerization is in dire need of attracting investments, Mohammad Rastad, head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (IPO), stated.

Making the remarks in the 25th Conference of Coordinating Marine Organizations of Iran on Tuesday, the official said: “Some 145 million containers are transported annually across the globe, of which Iran’s share is about 3 million containers that are mainly carried to Iran by foreign transportation systems.” 

The official, elsewhere, underlined competitiveness as an important factor in improving ports in the country. 
 
Referring to multidimensional transportation, Rastad added that an international counsellor has been employed at Shahid Rajaiee port, in south of Iran, in this regard.

HJ/MA

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