PMO News Portal - The Kashan ship, carrying 355 20-foot
containers, weighing approximately 8875 tons of wheat from India to
Afghanistan, beethed at the port of
Shahid Beheshti on Friday, July 18, according to a pre-arranged schedule, and the
unloading operations began immediately; said the Managing director of Sistan
and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime.
Highlighting that this is the sixth shipment of 75,000 tons
of humanitarian aid from Indian government to Afghanistan through Chabahar
port, he added: "Since the beginning of this year, 38,500 tons of wheat in
the form of five shipments have been processed through this strategic port and
transported to Afghanistan via the Milk-Zaranj border.
Referring to the arrival of other shipments of Indian
humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through” the Gate of Nations’ in the upcoming
months, Aghaee acknowledged that While the economies of all countries are
affected by the corona virus epidemic, we are experiencing an uprising trend in
exports and imports in the port of Shahid Beheshti of Chabahar.
With the transportation of Indian wheat cargo to Afghanistan
through Shahid Beheshti port and in order to increase exports volume and reduce
transportation costs, containers carrying wheat cargo will be loaded with goods
from Afghanistan to be transported to India through Chabahar port.
The managing director of concluded and Maritime Affairs of Sistan
and Baluchestan pointed that Chabahar port is the closest transit route for
India to Afghanistan and other CIS countries.