Mohammad Rastad


  • Chabahar Port 2019-10-14 16:42

    Chabahar Port’s capacity quadruples in less than 2 years: PMO head

    TEHRAN- The head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced that through inaugurating the first phase of Chabahar Port’s development plan, the port’s capacity has increased four times in less than two years, IRIB reported on Monday.

  • PMO Head Mohammad Rastad (C) posing for a picture with members of a visiting Italian maritime delegation in Tehran on September 29, 2019 2019-09-30 15:23

    Iran, Italy discuss launching direct shipping route

    TEHRAN - Iran and Italy are mulling over the possibilities of launching a direct shipping route between Chabahar port in southeastern Iran, and Venice in northern Italy, Press TV reported citing the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMO).

  • Ports 2019-08-12 21:28

    Over 58m tons of goods loaded, unloaded at Iran’s ports since March

    TEHRAN- Over 58 million tons of goods have been loaded and unloaded at ports of Iran since the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 21), IRNA reported citing the data released by Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).

  • Rastad 2019-02-17 20:57

    ‘PMO determined to rely on domestic potentials’

    TEHRAN- Regarding Iran’s need for quality and swift maritime and port services as well as improving the efficiency of such services, the country’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) is determined to utilize domestic potentials and capabilities in manufacturing equipment and providing related services, PMO Head Mohammad Rastad announced on the opening ceremony of the 26th Conference on Coordination of Iranian Maritime Organizations in Tehran.

  • Chabahar 2018-12-07 21:27

    PMO starts 3 investment projects worth $40.4m in Chabahar

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) launched three investment projects worth 1.7 trillion rials (about $40.4 million) in Chabahar port city in southeast of the country on Thursday, IRNA reported.

  • Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Head Mohammad Rastad speaking in the inaugural ceremony of Iran’s 13rd Biennial International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS 2018) held in Tehran on Monday 2018-11-26 22:20

    ‘Iran self-reliant in engineering, building maritime structures’

    TEHRAN- Iran is a self-reliant and modern country in the field of engineering and building maritime structures, according to the head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).

  • PMO 2018-11-21 18:33

    PMO head presents Iran’s maritime capabilities in IMO session

    TEHRAN- The head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) presented his country’s maritime capabilities during the 121st session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) held in London from November 19 to 23, IRNA reported.

  • European Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport Maja Bakran Marcich 2018-11-12 18:34

    ‘EU to continue transport co-op with Iran despite U.S. sanctions’

    TEHRAN – European Commission’s deputy director-general for mobility and transport said EU is going to continue its transport cooperation with Iran despite U.S. sanctions, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Rastad 2018-11-04 20:48

    ‘Sanctions to have no impact on sea transportation’

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Head Mohammad Rastad announced that the unilateral and cruel sanctions posed by the U.S. against Iran will have no impact on the country’s sea transportation, IRIB quoted him as saying on Sunday.

  • The first meeting of coordination council of agreement on the establishment of an international transport and transit corridor among Iran, India and Afghanistan (Chabahar Agreement) was held in Tehran on Tuesday. 2018-10-23 20:35

    Iran, India, Afghanistan to start development work within two weeks

    Chabahar Transit Agreement signed

    TEHRAN- Iran, India and Afghanistan inked an agreement on transit of goods via Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar in Tehran on Tuesday, IRIB reported.

  • PMO 2018-09-22 23:51

    PMO seeking to create new container capacity in ports

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) is seeking to create new container capacity in the country’s ports to gain more share of container transportation in the region, according to the organization’s head, Mohammad Rastad.

  • Rastad 2018-09-08 00:54

    IMO secretary general to arrive in Tehran today

    TEHRAN- International Maritime Organization(IMO) Secretary General Kitack Lim will arrive in Tehran on Saturday to attend a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the organization, as announced by the head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).

  •  Mohammad Rastad 2018-08-08 10:06

    PMO offering best incentives for investment in ports

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Managing Director Mohammad Rastad announced that his organization offers the best incentives to the investors who make investment in development of ports.

  • PMO 2018-06-17 10:42

    Iran ready to set up IMO technical co-op offices in region

    TEHRAN- Iran is ready to establish technical cooperation offices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the region, the country’s Port and Maritime Organization (PMO) Head Mohammad Rastad announced.

  • ports 2018-05-06 20:43

    PMO starts imposing revised tariffs on port, maritime activities

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) started imposing recently-revised tariffs on port and maritime activities on Saturday, ISNA reported.

  • PMO 2018-04-24 20:36

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    PMO supporting private sector in ports development

    In a bid to bolster its foreign trade and also elevate its transit status, Iran has some projects underway to develop its ports which are located in north and south of the country.

  • Rastad 2018-04-18 18:34

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    PMO to reduce port, maritime tariffs noticeably in current year

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) will reduce tariffs on maritime and port activities significantly in the current Iranian calendar year (begins on March 21), the organization’s managing director, Mohammad Rastad, announced in a press conference on Wednesday.

  • Mohammad Rastad 2018-03-12 17:36

    Port development projects worth $205m implemented in a year

    TEHRAN- Some 40 projects have been implemented at the cost of 9.859 trillion rials (about $205 million) for developing and equipping the ports of Iran in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2017), according to the head of Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).

  • Rastad 2018-02-13 20:59

    Containerization in need of investments

    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.

  • نفتکش 2018-01-14 18:43

    Nation mourns loss of 32 sailors

    Engulfed in the flames of sorrow

    Profound grief and pain engulfed the Iranian nation over the loss of 32 sailors who died aboard an oil tanker which burst into flames and sunk, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off the coast of China.

  • نفتکش 2018-01-14 13:00

    No hope of finding survivors in Iran tanker incident

    There is no chance any crew members had survived among the 32 aboard an Iranian oil tanker that was still blazing a week after the ship collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east coast.

  • Iran-Qatar 2017-12-26 18:32

    Iran, Qatar to facilitate maritime trade

    TEHRAN – Iran and Qatar discussed ways of facilitating maritime trade and cooperating in ports and transport areas, IRIB news reported.

  • PMO 2017-12-19 18:45

    Private sector to invest about $2.4b in ports

    TEHRAN – Iran’s private sector has signed 13 Memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to invest 100 trillion rials (about $2.39 billion) in the country’s northern and southern ports.

  • Rastad 2017-11-21 22:16

    Port in southeastern Iran soon operational costing $1 billion

    TEHRAN - The first phase of Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, southeastern Iran, will be inaugurated by early December with an estimated investment of $1 billion.

  • Rastad 2017-11-01 20:35

    By: Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Loading, unloading at Iranian ports up 16% in 7 months: PMO head

    TEHRAN- Loading and unloading of goods at ports of Iran rose 16 percent in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20- October 22, 2017) in comparison with the same period in the preceding year, Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Mohammad Rastad told the Tehran Times in an interview on the sidelines of the 23rd Press Exhibition on Tuesday.