Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami and
PMO Head Mohammad Rastad attended the opening ceremony, which was held on
According to Mohammad Ali Hassan-Zadeh, the Deputy of Port
and Economic Affairs of PMO, with the establishment of this production unit,
which is based in Alborz province in north-central Iran, the county will be
self-sufficient in the manufacturing of shipping containers and will no longer
face problems in this regard.
“Container is one of the most important tools of world trade
today," Hassan-Zadeh said, adding that according to the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), of the total volume of shipping
trade in the world, nearly 40 percent is in the form of liquid bulk, 35 percent
in the form of solid bulk, 16 percent is by containers and the rest are in the
form of general cargoes.
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 Rastad.
Nearly 1.7 million TEUs of container cargos were loaded and
unloaded at Iran’s ports during the past Iranian calendar year (March