Adel Deris, the director-general of Khuzestan’s Ports and
Maritime Department, said that 45.976 tons of commodities were loaded and
unloaded in this port during the past year
The official also said that the annual loading and unloading
of non-oil goods in Imam Khomeini port increased 11 percent to stand at 29
He further announced that 16.665 million tons of oil
products were loaded and unloaded in the port during the previous year, with
four million tons growth from its preceding 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.