PMO Managing Director: the share of rail transport in ports to be increased within this year

Mohammad Rastad: With the joint efforts of the Islamic Republic Railways in the ports, the share of rail transport in the country's ports, especially in the ports of Shahid Rajaei and Imam Khomeini, has increased.
PMO Managing Director: the share of rail transport in ports to be increased within this year

PMO News Portal - In a press conference, Mohammad Rastad announced the investment of the private sector for the construction of a container export terminal for the storage of container cargos in Shahid Rajaei port and stated that With the joint efforts of the Islamic Republic Railways in the ports, the share of rail transport in the country's ports, especially in the ports of Shahid Rajaei and Imam Khomeini, has increased.

The Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development expressed that currently an average of 120 wagons of staples are being transported by rail and added that a railway project in the port of Amirabad in the north of the country is being completed. This will be a step toward the multi modal transportation plan in ports of the country.

Rastad pointed to the negative effects of the Corona virus spread on global trade, as well as the unloading and loading process of goods in ports, including Iranian ports and its impact on the organization’s revenues and the process of investing in ports and highlighted that port development plans and does not stop. Despite the conditions caused by the spread of corona and sanctions, Unloading and loading of staples in ports has a significant share of port activities, which promises the continuation of development in ports.

Regarding the supply of low-sulfur fuel required for shipping, Rastad elaborated that va refinery has been allocated for two large shipping companies in the country, namely the Islamic Republic Shipping Company and the National Oil Tanker Company to provide Low sulfur fuel for domestic demand.

May 10, 2020 14:08
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