Reza Saffari, the director-general of Abadan’s Ports and
Maritime Department, said that over 46,000 tons of commodities were loaded and
unloaded in the three ports of Abadan in the previous year.
He named machinery and spare parts, agricultural products, sailors'
goods, clothing and fibers as the major products loaded and unloaded in these
ports in the past year.
The official said that the Persian Gulf littoral states were
the main destinations of the commodities exported from the port of Abadan in
the previous year.
Based on the data released by Transport and Urban
Development Ministry, loading and unloading of goods in the ports of Iran rose
17 percent during the past year.
The ministry’s data show that loading and unloading of goods
in the country’s ports reached 152.91 million tons in the previous Iranian
calendar year, while the figure stood at 130.69 million tons in the preceding
During the said year, loading and unloading operations in
the container sector reached 2.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs)
with a weight of 24.57 million tons, which was 13.5 percent more than the 1.85
million TEUs in the Iranian calendar year 1399, the report said.
The loading and unloading of goods during the previous year
also grew by 12.8 percent in the dry bulk sector, while in the liquid bulk
sector the figure increased by 12.6 percent, in the general cargo sector rose
by 13.1 percent, and in the petroleum sector grew by 22.5 percent.