A total of 205.34 million tons of goods were loaded and
unloaded in Iran’s 22 commercial ports in the last Iranian year (March
2021-22), registering a 14% rise compared with the year before.
According to a report released by the Ports and Maritime
Organization, more than 73.25 million tons of oil products and 57.69 million
tons of non-oil goods were loaded at the ports during the period, indicating a
19% and 7% growth.
A total of 24 million tons of oil products and 49.51 million
tons of non-oil commodities were unloaded, registering a 6% and 14% increase
compared with the previous year, the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and
Urban Development reported.
Container throughput stood at 2.21 million TEUs, showing a
12% YOY rise.
The 22 ports under study include Iran’s southern ports of
Abadan, Imam Khomeini, Bushehr, Khorramshahr, Genaveh, Bandar Lengeh, Chavibdeh,
Arvandkenar, Charak and Dayyer located on the shores of the Persian Gulf,
Shahid Rajaee, Shahid Bahonar, Shahid Haqqani, Qeshm and Tiab at the mouth of
the Strait of Hormuz, Jask and Chabahar on the coasts of the Sea of Oman and
the northern ports of Fereydounkenar, Noshahr, Astara, Amirabad and Anzali on
the Caspian Sea shoreline.