Non-oil exports from Shahid Rajaee Port rise 2.6% in 4 months yr/yr

August 15, 2018

TEHRAN- The weight of non-oil exports from Shahid Rajaee Port, in south of Iran, increased by 2.6 percent during the four-month period from March 21 to July 22 of this year compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to the director of Shahid Rajaee Port Special Economic Zone.

Allah-Morad Afifipour said 11.993 million tons of non-oil commodities were exported from this port during the mentioned four-month period, IRIB reported on Tuesday.

In late February, the third phase of the development plan of Iran’s biggest container port, Shahid Rajaee port, was launched in southern Hormozgan province and in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and Transport and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi.

Upon the completion of this phase within three years, using 8.6 trillion rials (about $204.7 million), the port’s capacity will be increased to eight million TEU, the Head of Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad said.

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