Loading, unloading of goods in Abadan ports rises 133% in a year

Loading and unloading of goods in the ports of Abadan, in the southwestern Khuzestan province, rose 133 percent during the previous Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20), as compared to the preceding year
Loading, unloading of goods in Abadan ports rises 133% in a year

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 year.

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.

Apr 5, 2022 12:58