Chabahar Port Attracts Neighbors for Goods Transit
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Southeastern Port of Chabahar has attracted neighboring countries for transit of their commodities due to lowering of costs and discount on tariffs, according to a senior official at the Ports and Maritime Organization.
“A 70% discount on tariffs and lowering the cost of transit of goods through Chabahar Port have increased the loading and unloading figure to two million tons while it was merely 200,000 tons before,” Deputy Head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization Farhad Montasser Kouhsari said, adding, “Customers choose Chabahar to ship their imports and exports, as well as raw material.”
He added that port transportation is one of the least expensive choices.
The official went on to say that the goal of the port is now to attract regional markets and that India and Afghanistan are Iran's big trade partners.
In relevant remarks, Managing Director of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Department General Behrouz Aqayee said on Saturday that a ship carrying 68,193 tons of wheat from Russia had berthed at Shahid Beheshti port of Chabahar and is now being unloaded.
“Since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020) 11 cargo ships have been unloaded in Chabahar eight of which were carrying bulk wheat,” Aqayee said.