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Helm & Anchor Sundial Globally Registered
Coincident with summer solstice 2016, the equatorial sundial and equinoctical ring bearing a helm and anchor logo was unveiled in Shahid Haghani Port, Bandar Abbas, and was registered in the International Sundial Atlas.
(Sep 14, 2016 08:52)
Cargo Transshipment Needs to Come to Major Iranian PortsDeputy Minister of Road and Urban Development Emphasized:Direct Container Transport to Iranian Ports
The Managing Director the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) emphasized the plans to eliminate the need for transferring containers to third ports in the region from the cargo transport chain to Iran, and considered transshipment of goods from foreign ports to the major ports of the country as beneficial for flourishing port activities and promoting employment in the Iranian maritime sector.
(Sep 11, 2016 13:49)
Largest Iranian Container Port in Global Spotlight
An expert delegation from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) paid a two-day visit to the Ports of Shahid Rajaee, Shahid Bahonar, Shahid Haghani and Nakhl Nakhoda in Hormozgan Province as the maritime capital of Iran.
(Aug 31, 2016 15:35)
Italian Investors Assess Prospects in Amirabad Port
Following the visit of the Iranian President and his accompanying high-ranking delegation to Italy, an Italian investment delegation paid a visit to the Iranian northern Port of Amirabad in order to assess the conditions for constructing storage facilities for petrochemical products.
(Aug 28, 2016 09:34)
Chabahar Port Surpasses Gwadar Port in Development
The Pakistani Consul General in the Iranian Sistan and Baluchistan Province compared the Ports of Chabahar and Gwadar, and stated: "Gwadar Port in Pakistan resembles a new-born baby on the global map, while Chabahar is a young port endowed with higher facilities, equipment and development."
(Aug 24, 2016 15:06)
First Grey Cement Consignment Leaves Imam Khomeini Port for Iraq
For the first time in the field of exporting grey cement clinkers from Iran to Iraq, usually conducted by land, a consignment of some 33,763 tons was loaded on a ship in Imam Khomeini Port.
(Aug 21, 2016 09:35)
160 Sunken Vessels Removed from Arvand and Karoon Waterway
During the operations for removing two ship wrecks from the International Arvand Waterway, the Khorramshahr Port Director General calculated the number of salvage operations conducted in Karoon and Arvand Rivers as 160 cases, which had optimized safety of navigation and facilitated sailing for larger vessels.
(Aug 14, 2016 14:26)
MRCC-CRS Opened on Caspian Coast
A Maritime Rescue Coordination Center and Coastal Radio Station (MRCC-CRS) was opened in Amirabad Port as the standard integrated center for the northern Iranian coastline.
(Aug 10, 2016 09:24)
Unprecedented record of Iron unloading in special economic zone of Imam Khomeini
During the unloading of a ship carrying ironware in special economic zone of Imam Khomeini, the significant achieved new record is 15 thousand and 729 tons in a work day, the past record was improved significantly.
(Aug 1, 2016 11:16)
Maneuver of Fire Extinguishing at Oil Terminals in Special Economic Zone of Imam Khomeini Port
Fire extinguishing maneuver was held with the aim of promoting operations forces readiness of private sector companies and measuring their interactions with the fire department in the Special Economic Zone of Imam Khomeini port.
(Jul 27, 2016 08:15)
Omani Minister of Commerce and Industry Explained:Muscat's Economic-Political Interests in Chabahar
Leading a large economic delegation from Oman, and accompanied by the Minister of Transport and Communications of his country, the Omani Minister of Commerce and Industry paid a 5-hour visit to Chabahar Port in southeastern Iran, and announced the objective of his trip as supplying food through Iran, investing in Chabahar Free Trade Zone (FTZ), and expanding bilateral ties at the international level.
(Jul 23, 2016 15:07)
Proposed during Iran-Italy Port Cooperation Development Meeting:Italian Port Builders to Tender Phase III of Shahid Rajaee Port Development Plan
In a meeting with the Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Graziano Delrio, the Managing Director of the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) explained about the process for constructing and operating Iranian ports: "Port infrastructures are usually built by the Iranian Government, while operational activities in ports are run by Iranian or foreign private entities, among which there are a number of Italian companies that cooperate with PMO in this respect."
(Jul 19, 2016 15:04)
Iranian Minister Proposes to German Port Sector:"Enter Iran with maritime logistics"
The Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development met with the German Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Alexander Dobrindt, and mentioned the axes of his 2-day trip to Germany as "infrastructures" and "developing transport fleet", explaining briefly about Iranian development plans for the maritime transport sector.
(Jul 12, 2016 10:59)
Online Seafarers' Document Verification
Mr. Mohammad Rastad, Member of Board and Vice President to Maritime Affairs of Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Islamic Republic of Iran announced that;
(Jun 19, 2016 10:32)
With Ship Wrecks from Imposed War RemovedKhorramshahr Port Hosts Largest Container Ship
The Port and Maritime Director General of Khorramshahr Port announced the berthing of the largest container ship in this port since the Imposed War.
(Jun 15, 2016 10:33)
PIANC announced I.R. IRAN as the host country for holding 10th PIANC-COPEDEC
I.R. IRAN has been announced as the host for holding 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC 2020).
(Jun 13, 2016 14:59)
Investment Priorities in Amirabad Port Announced
The Port and Maritime Director General of Amirabad Special Economic Zone (SEZ) pointed to the capacities and potentials of that port, and elaborated: "Amirabad is the only third-generation hub port of the country that is connected to both the national railway grid and the North-South International Transit Corridor (NOSTRAC)."
(May 11, 2016 10:30)
Unprecedented Iron Discharge Record in Imam Khomeini Port
With a discharge of some 15,729 tons of ironware from a foreign vessel within one working day in Imam Khomeini Port Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the previous record in this respect was significantly improved.
(May 3, 2016 11:00)
Kazakh Foreign Minister Visits Noshahr Port
Mr. Erlan Idrissov, the Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Bagdad Amreyev, the Kazakh Ambassador to Iran paid a visit to the Noshahr Port Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
(Apr 20, 2016 10:31)
PMO Deputy Managing Director: "Mandeb Strait remains open for Iran"
The Deputy Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) for Resources and Management Development highlighted the fact that no country was allowed to close international maritime routes, and announced: "Iran is not concerned the least with its diplomatic ties being severed with some countries and its possible impact on maritime activities."
(Apr 20, 2016 09:53)
Indian Ambassador Emphasizes in Chabahar Port: "We are waiting for second round of negotiations"
The Indian Ambassador to Iran paid a visit to Shahid Beheshti Port Complex and identified Chabahar Port as point connecting Indian and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
(Mar 30, 2016 09:57)
Belgian Ambassador in Shahid Rajaee Port:"Historic cooperation will continue between our ports"
The Belgian Ambassador to Iran and Mr. Kristof Waterschoot, the Managing Director of the Belgian Port of Antwerp International visited Shahid Rajaee Port Complex, the potentials and capacities of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), its 40 berths and the cargo loading and discharge equipment in this largest commercial sea port of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
(Mar 14, 2016 09:45)
Iranian Cabinet Approves: Joint Execution of Shahid Beheshti Port Development Plan in Chabahar
Under a decision of the Cabinet of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) was permitted to execute Phase I of Shahid Beheshti Port Development Plan through concluding contracts with a 70-30 partnership of the Private Sector and PMO respectively.
(Feb 14, 2016 14:32)
Focusing on Chabahar Port Development
Trilateral Trades Promotion Conference between Iran, Afghanistan and India
(Feb 10, 2016 14:02)
Danish Partnership in Developing Southern Ports Welcomed
In a meeting with the Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs announced: "Denmark accounts for 10 percent of global transport, and also pioneers in constructing and equipping large and advanced ports around the world.
(Feb 7, 2016 13:45)
MSC Shipping Line Revisits Shahid Rajaee Port
After six years, the first ship with a capacity of some 9,400 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) belonging to the Swiss container line MSC (the second largest container line in the world) was berthed in Terminal No. 2 of Shahid Rajaee Port Complex.
(Feb 3, 2016 13:30)
12th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures
Holding Date: 31st Oct. – 2nd Nov. 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline: 21st May 2016 Venue: Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran
(Jan 30, 2016 14:52)
Technical course on Minimizing Harbor Siltation
Technical course on "Minimizing Harbor Siltation" was held on 6-8th December 2015 with cooperation of PIANC-Iran national section.
(Dec 22, 2015 10:54)
Iran and Marine Environment Protection Requirements
The Director General of Search and Rescue and Marine Environment Protection of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) pointed to the fact that the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC 1990) was developed following the catastrophe for oil tanker Exxon Valdez, approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1990, and entered into force in 1995.
(Dec 21, 2015 11:10)
Condition for Shipping Lines Visiting Iranian Ports
National Transit and Transshipment to Be Partially Provided
(Dec 14, 2015 15:57)
Senior Azeri Officials Visit Astara Port
Following negotiations for the construction of Astara-Astara Railway (rail connection between Iran and Azerbaijan), the Azeri Minister of Economy and Industry and Head of Customs visited the Iranian Port of Astara.
(Dec 9, 2015 09:26)
Exclusive Grains Berth Constructed in Bandar Anzali
The Ports and Maritime Director General of Gilan Province announced the inauguration of an exclusive grains berth under private investment in Bandar Anzali.
(Dec 6, 2015 14:22)
Access Road: Main Challenge for Noshahr Port
The Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) pointed to the strategic position of Noshahr Port in the north of the country, and its proximity to the Capital, and elaborated that with the completion of the Tehran-North Freeway, the port would enjoy a further promoted status.
(Nov 29, 2015 11:14)
Polyethylene Buoy Installed in Noshahr Port
The first polyethylene buoy manufactured inside the country was installed at a depth of 7 meters in the access channel to Noshahr Port.
(Nov 25, 2015 14:07)
Commencing and Inaugurating Civil Operations in Noshahr Port
In a ceremony attended by the Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) and local officials in Noshahr Port, two storage warehouses with an area of 21 square meters were inaugurated, and the construction commenced for two grain silos of 30 and 50 thousand tons.
(Nov 22, 2015 15:35)
Caspian Port Authorities Meeting to Discuss Marine Tourism
The Ports and Maritime Director General of Mazandaran Province expressed his dissatisfaction with the insufficient flourish of marine tourism in northern Iranian areas: "Considering the huge capacities of the Caspian Sea for marine tourism development, the issue will be discussed during the Sixth Joint Meeting of Caspian Sea Port Authorities to be held in November 2015 in Amirabad Port, Iran."
(Nov 15, 2015 15:19)
Amirabad Third Generation Port on International Corridor
The Director of the Amirabad Port Special Economic Zone (SEZ) presented a report on the capacities of this zone, and elaborated: "There are 10 thousand hectares of support lands in this port, as well as 9 berths, one of which is dedicated to grains, one to ro-ro activities, and seven to multipurpose efforts."
(Nov 10, 2015 10:16)
A Glance at Past Six Meetings of Caspian Port Authorities
The Caspian Sea (known also by the name Khazar in Iran), is the remnant of the ancient Paratethys Sea, together with Aral Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Pars Sea.
(Nov 4, 2015 15:10)
PMO Managing Director Emphasized:Government to Support Marine Tourism in Caspian Sea
In the inauguration ceremony of infrastructural projects for Bandar Anzali breakwaters and basins, the Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development clarified: "The Ports of Anzali and Noshahr, especially the former, enjoy long experience, favorable capacities and excellent conditions for cargo transactions with Caspian Sea littoral States, including the Russian Federation, as well as transit to Europe."
(Oct 31, 2015 11:11)
Maritime Transactions of Indian Sub-Continent through Caspian Sea
The Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development pointed to the programs of his ministry exceeding the establishment of the required infrastructures alone, and elaborated: "Forming the economic network, as well as optimal and maximal use of the infrastructures to foster economic growth and flourish in the country are among the priorities of the Iranian Government."
(Oct 27, 2015 12:09)
Leave a Clean and Safe Caspian Sea for Coming Generations
The Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs stated in the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Caspian Sea Littoral States: "The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that for resolving the issues of the Caspian Sea, methods need to be adopted that result in long-term and comprehensive benefits, instead of focusing on transient objectives at this level."
(Oct 25, 2015 14:54)
Caspian SeaSymbol of Unity and Good Neighbor Policy
During the Fourth Summit Meeting of Caspian Sea Littoral States in the Russian Federation, the Iranian President emphasized on "turning the Caspian Sea into a symbol of development and cooperation, and a center for amity and progress" and "the issue of security and mutual cooperation", and added that peace and stability needed to born in mind at all times and everybody had to cooperate for that objective.
(Oct 21, 2015 14:49)
3rd Ranking International Shipping Line Prepared to Invest in Iran
The Deputy Managing Director for Port Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced the preparedness of the third largest shipping line in the world for investing in the Iranian port and maritime sector, and clarified that the present capacity of the ports felt no shortcomings for welcoming major ships.
(Oct 18, 2015 12:36)
Germany Prepared to Invest in Iranian Port Projects
During a visit by a high-ranking German delegation to Tehran, the Deputy Director and Executive Director of the GIZ Company met with the Deputy Managing Director for Port Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), and announced the preparedness of the German Private Sector for "investing in port projects", "cooperating on bilateral multi-modal transport" and "supplying port equipment and spare parts".
(Oct 14, 2015 13:42)
"Conditions are going to change"
PMO Managing Director after Nuclear Agreement:"We are ready to welcome huge foreign vessels"
(Oct 12, 2015 13:42)
Port Operations in Khuzestan Province Grow by 17 Percent
The Ports and Maritime Director General of Khuzestan Province pointed to the growth of loading and discharge operations for petrochemical and general products by 17 percent in the past year, and stated that the above mentioned operations in his respective province had passed 46 million tons in toto.
(Oct 7, 2015 10:22)
Export Leap in Shahid Bahonar Port Complex
A quick glance at the annual performance of the Shahid Bahonar Port Complex in Bandar Abbas shows that a total of 2.095 million tons of petrochemical and other products were loaded or discharged in that port in the current year, which registered a growth of 4 percent compared to the similar period in the previous year.
(Sep 29, 2015 13:16)
Removing Ship Wrecks from Arvand Rud Continues
In the latest wreck removal efforts in the southwestern river of Arvand Rud, a sunken motor dhow, 27 meters long, 8 meters wide and with a draft of 3 meters was removed from the estuary of that river in the Persian Gulf, in order to ensure the safety of navigation for other vessels by the experts and specialists of the field.
(Sep 16, 2015 11:26)
Iran Assists Foreign Ship in Persian Gulf
A competent Khorramshahr Port official announced the successful completion of a 4-day operation to assist the distressed vessel M/V AASHISH in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
(Sep 8, 2015 11:25)
Communication Systems for Service Vessels Organized
(Sep 1, 2015 15:50)
12th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures
12th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures
Holding Date: 31st Oct. – 2nd Nov. 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline: 21st May 2016 Venue: Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran
(Jan 30, 2016 14:52)
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