Farhad Montaser Kouhsari said despite the limitation due to
the sanctions and coronavirus pandemic, the loading and unloading capacity of
the country’s commercial ports has increased to 44.9 million tons in the
current year, from 42 million tons in the past year.
The official further announced that 21 million tons of oil
products was loaded and unloaded in the ports of Iran during the three-month
period of this year, rising 17 percent as compared to the same period of the
He said 536,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of
container products were loaded and unloaded in the said time span of the
present year, one percent more than 536,000 TEUs in the first quarter of the
The condition created by the coronavirus outbreak has had
some devastating effect on different aspects of global trade. In Iran, the
condition has been even worse, as the country has been tackling the U.S.
unilateral sanctions on its economy.
But despite all limitations and barriers, the country has
managed to act successfully in running its economy and trade. Iran’s port
activities, which play some major part in the country’s trade, have been
noticeable in this due.
The reports released in terms of the loading and unloading
operation in the ports of the country are an indication of such successful