Planning to increase the annual capacity of commercial ports to 500 million tons

The Minister of Roads and Urban Development: despite sanctions and the corona pandemic, the production and trade in the country's commercial ports has not been interrupted and private sector investment in ports is well underway.
Planning to increase the annual capacity of commercial ports to 500 million tons

PMO News Portal - on the sidelines of the annual conference of PMO Managers Mohammad Eslami stated that While commercial transportation in the world's ports in 2020 has decreased by about 9.5 percent due to the corona, the 19 percent decrease in operations in Iranian ports, considering the negative impact of the pandemic, is acceptable.

“During the last 14 years, about 300,000 billion Rls. have been invested in the country's ports, most of which have been invested since 1995. Today, private sector investors have realized the flow of trade and economy in ports and we are experiencing developments in exports due to the active participation of investors in port infrastructure and superstructures. We aim to increase port capacity from 285 million tons per year to 500 million tons under a five-year comprehensive plan.” said The Minister of Roads and Urban Development.

Eslami also noted: According to the Sixth Development Plan, the share of rail in ports will be increased so that with the construction of mechanized grain silos in ports, basic commodities will be systematically transported from ship to silos and from silos to trucks without human intervention.

Mar 15, 2021 09:43