42 million tons of goods were loaded and unloaded in the Shahid Rajaee Port in the first 8 month of the current year.
Ebrahim Idani, Director General of Hormozgan Port and Marine Organization, said 42 million tons of goods were loaded and unloaded in Shahid Rajaee Port in the first 8 month of the current year. "The port had a 69% growth in transit and a 25% growth in petroleum goods export," he said.
According to Marine Times, Idani gave the performance report of Shahid Rajaee Port for the first 8 month of the current year and said: "In the first 8 month of the current year 42,490,058 tons of goods were loaded and unloaded in the biggest trade port of Iran. The port loaded and unloaded 26,331,748 tons of non-oil goods and 16,158,840 tons of petroleum goods."
"From the beginning of this year, 4,159,673 tons of petroleum were exported through especial economic zone of Shahid Rajaee Port," he added.
650,000 tons of petroleum products exported
Director General of Hormozgan Port and Marine Organization stated that in the same period, more than 648,000 tons of have been exported through Shahid Rajaee Port. It means that there was a 69% growth in petroleum products export compared to the same period last year.
Idani also stated that 1,608,118 tons of petroleum products have been exported through this port and 9,737,864 million tons of the same kind of product have been cabotaged.
Over 15m tons of non-oil goods exported
Idani also stated that 15,493,762 tons of non-oil goods were exported through the biggest trade port of Iran.
Non-oil exported products of Iran are such as petrochemical products, agricultural products, industrial and mineral goods, metals, iron ore and handcrafts.
25% decrease in non-oil product import
Director General of Hormozgan Port and Marine Organization said that 6,244,885 tons of non-oil products have been imported through Shahid Rajaee Port, which is 25% fewer compared with the same period last year.
Idani added: "In order to establish Shahid Rajaee Port as a hub port, from the beginning of this year, 757,520 tons of non-oil goods have been transshipped to other ports by feeder shipping lines.
2.8m tons of non-oil goods transited
"In the last 8 months, 2,805,744 tons of non-oil goods have been transited through Shahid Rajaee Port," said Director General of Hormozgan PMO.
Mazut, copper, sulfur, minerals, iron, Edible Oil, rail, wheat and iron pellets are non-oil and oil goods which are transited through Middle East to Eastern Europe and South East Asia.
Over 2600 ship moored
Director General of especial economic zone of Shahid Rajaee Port said that 2663 vessels (2% higher than last year) moored at Shahid Rajaee Port. "From the beginning of this year, 2050 vessels (which were over 1 ton) and 613 vessels (which were less than 1 ton) accessed Shahid Rajaee Port," he said.
At last, Idani stated: "During the time, 1,091,397 TEU containers were loaded and unloaded at the Shahid Rajaee Port."
Public relations of Hormozgan PMO reported, Shahid Rajaee Port, which is the biggest trade port of Iran, has over 40 berth and a 2400 hectare land. It enjoys the annual capacity of 90 million tons of all kind of goods. Shahid Rajaee Port is located 23 km west of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan.