The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Imam Khomeini Port covers an area of 11,044 hectares, lying in the extreme northwest of the Persian Gulf and at the end of natural waterway of Khormusa, which is 42 nautical miles long, 250 meters wide and 20 meters deep in average, providing a safe environment for various types of shipping liners and oil tanker vessels through the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.

The Imam Khomeini Port is the closest southern Iranian port to major industrial and population centers, and has the shortest and safest land routes for forwarding commodities from Iraq, Turkey, Caucasus and Eastern Europe.

  • Existence of special terminals for containers, general cargo, petrochemical products and minerals ;
  • Possibility of packing goods in order to re-export them ;
  • Being located in the western side of the country, with a population density of over 70 percent ;
  • Enjoying the facilities of special economic zones ;
  • Connecting to the national railway network and roads for transit purposes; and
  • Providing docking services to vessels calling the port


  • Establishment of Inland Container Depots (ICD);
  • Establishment of shipbuilding, dry docks and related industries;
  • Production and assembly of vehicles and spare parts industries;
  • Petrochemical downstream industries; 
  • Establishment of factories for packaging and shipping supplies (Jumbo Bag, pallet, etc.)
  • Establishment of rail transport-related industries like wagon manufacturing and locomotive assembly;
  • Developing shipbuilding and drydock.
  • Construction of a grain terminal with capacity of 300 thousand tons.