Over the two-month period ending May 20, imports of
essential goods via Iran's southeastern Chabahar Port increased ninefold
compared with the corresponding period of last year to reach 541,000 tons, said
the Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Sistan and Baluchestan
“A total of 264,000 tons of the imported essential goods
were granted inward processing procedure that allows conditional relief from
import duties and taxes,” Behrouz Aqaei added.
Noting that loading and unloading operations at Chabahar
Port improved by 54%, the official said the unloading of non-oil goods jumped
188% over the two-month period.