The container operation of Iranian ports has undergone a 14-percent fall to 1,390,147 TEU containers since March 2015 compared to the same period last year, and still, Shahid Rajaei Port, Bushehr Port, and Imam Khomeini Port are the top Iranian container ports.
According to Marine Times, based on the census released by the Ports and Shipping Organization of Iran, the container operation of Iranian ports have dropped as much as 14 % since March 2015 to 1,390,147 TEU containers, in comparison with the same spell of time in 2014, when 1,618,442 TEU containers were transported.
These statistics highlight that Shahid Rajaei Port, as the largest container port in Iran, and as a port which is planned to turn to the region's hub in the future, kept its declining trend for the 8th consecutive month. By experiencing an 8-percent drop, and by embarking and disembarking 1,090,894 TEU containers, this port managed to achieve over 80% of the container transfers in Iranian ports.
Bushehr Port, which sits on the second rank among Iranian ports' container operation, has continued its falling trend, just as Shahid Rajaei Port. This port has reached its second rank by embarking and disembarking 142,116 containers and a 22-percent drop in its transportation rate in comparison to the previous year. Just like the two mentioned ports, Imam Khomeini Port has undergone a 33-percent descent in its transportation rate since March 2015, and has managed to embark and disembark 81,683 containers.
Based on the statistics released by the Ports and Shipping Organization of Iran, Khoramshahr Port, which has not managed to achieve its pre-war status yet and operates as Iran's 4th largest container port, experienced a 42-percent fall in its transportation volume, and could only embark and disembark 35,680 TEU containers. Moreover, Chabahar Port, which is the only Iranian port with access to ocean waters and is expecting Indian investors these days, witnessed a 35-percent fall in its transportation rate, by embarking and disembarking only 19,190 TEU containers since March 2015. This rate placed Chabahar Port in the 5th rank in the list. The 6th position is occupied by Queshm Port, which is as well experiencing a 42-percent diminishing rate, embarking and disembarking 9,236 TEU containers.
It should not be left unmentioned that Anzali Port is the only Iranian port which experienced a rise in its transportation rate. Having increased its cargo transportation rate up to 25 percent, Anzali Port has embarked and disembarked 2,722 TEU containers since March 2015.
In the next ranks in this table lie Gonaveh Port, with the transportation rate of 688 TEU containers and a fall of 88 percent. Noshahr and Amirabad Ports are in the next position by transporting 568 and 462 TEU containers, respectively, which bring about dropping rates of 70 and 51 percent. Also, Bahonar Port transported 278 TEU containers and experienced a 90-precent fall. The next rank in the chart belongs to Lengeh Port, which managed to transport 70 TEU containers, and achieve a 250-percent rising record.
It should be added that Abadan Port, Neka Port, Fereydoonkenar Port, Astara Port, and Jask Port do not perform any container operations.