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
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.