PMO News Portal – Mohammad Rastad, at the logistics and transport chain workshop which attended by 16 members of EU in transport division and held at the Ports and Maritime Organization, said that Iran enjoys 5,800 kilometers of maritime border in the north and south. About 230 million tons per year is the capacity of Iran’s commercial ports, and currently, the amount of maritime transport is about 300 million tons for oil and non-oil cargos.
Currently, about 3 million TEU are being operated at Shahid Rajaee Port and during the expansion plan of the 3rd terminal of Shahid Rajaee the port capacity will reach 8 million TEU.
Iran is located on the route of strategic transit corridors of the region, and this issue has made Iran’s ports and other transportation hubs a matter of importance in the development of transit in the region.
Recently, we have reached beneficial agreements on the development of transit corridors, including the agreement with India and Afghanistan on Chabahar port operation.
The Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development noted that Chabahar port on the south-eastern part of Iran is a port that has the potential to become the focal point of the East transport route and the main link between the countries Iran, India and Afghanistan.
Iran cooperates with the international maritime organization
Top European commission official, Maja Bakran Marcich said on Monday that Iran is actively involved with international cooperation within the maritime sector.
Maja Bakran Marcich, European Commission’s deputy director general for Mobility and Transport while explaining satisfaction overcoming to Iran’s Monday workshop on maritime, transport, port and logistic, explained the fact that since over 80 percent of goods are transported by maritime the sector is emphasized in Europe as well as Iran.
The top European official went on to welcome exchange ideas as well as sharing experiences with her Iranian counterparts.
Emphasizing the sustainability of maritime transportation, Maja Bakran Marcich called for the international level of cooperation within the international maritime organization. She also mentioned Iran as one of the active countries in this regard.
Calling Iran as an active country in the maritime sector, the European Commission warned about the “The digital transformation of the transport “as the big challenge facing the maritime industry.
Finally, she mentioned reducing administrative barriers as an important issue as well as paving the ground for easier processing documentations of ships and ports.
Earlier on Sep 8, 2018, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim said that Iran’s cooperation with the organization is great.
“We have been enjoying a lot of cooperation and collaboration with the government of Iran and also contributing a lot to International Maritime Organization (IMO) work”, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said in an interview with Iran press news agency correspondent.
Maja Bakran March’s words came on the sidelines of the 2-day – Workshop on Port, Maritime &logistics held on November 12 -13,in the Iranian capital of Tehran.