PMO News Portal - Azerbaijani delegation came to Iran at the
invitation of Mr. Mohammad Rastad, the managing director of the Ports and
Maritime Organization to visit the northern ports of Iran.
The Azerbaijani delegation will get acquainted with the
operational capabilities and development capacities of the ports in a joint
meeting with the managers of the ports and authorities of Gilan and Mazandaran
provinces and the special economic zone of Amirabad.
The Azerbaijani delegation is visiting the northern ports of
Iran to expand cooperation and increase trade between the two countries.
According to the General Directorate of Agreements and
Market Development, the Azerbaijani delegation will be familiarized with the
development capacities and operational capabilities of Iranian ports on the
Caspian coast during the 4-day visit to Iran.
According to the report, the maritime and port section of
Azerbaijan has a great history in the field of construction and development of docks.
The Azerbaijan ports and maritime high-ranking authorities visit
of Iran is taking place while the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea
has recently been signed by the Presidents of the 5 littoral countries.
In Azerbaijan, there are five active ports and terminals of
Baku, Hovsan, Divbendi, Sangachal and Alat. According to the Azerbaijan’s
development plan, the capacity of the ports of Azerbaijan will reach to 59
million tons by the end of 2018 and 76 million tons by 2020.