President opens phase 3 of Shahid Rajaei Port container terminal President Rouhani visited Phase 2 of Shahid Rajaei Port’s container terminal and ordered the opening of Phase 3 of the project.

In the ceremony that was held on Wednesday in Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, Dr Hassan Rouhani said: “This is a very good day for the people of Hormozgan and the great Iranian nation”.

“Increase in the capacity of Phase 2 of Shahid Rajaei Port and the start of operation of Phase 3 will turn this strategic port into a great centre for goods transportation and transit to northern and eastern countries of Iran,” he added.

By relying on the knowledge of Iranian experts and utilising the modern equipment and technologies of the world, Phase 3 of Shahid Rajaei Port will increase the container capacity to 8 million TEU and with its 1400-meter pier, it can house the world’s largest container ships.