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Chabahar port operations rise 50%

Financial Tribune ā€“ Chabahar has the capacity of handling up to 8.5 million tons of cargo per year and hosting vessels weighing more than 80,000 tons

Chabahar Port handled a total of $800 million worth of commodities in the last fiscal year (March 2018-19) to register a 50% growth compared with the year before, according to the director of Commerce Department of Chabahar Free Zone Organization.

Noting that the port is offering a range of facilities for importers, including discounts on customs duties, Ali Rajabi added that 20 hectares of warehousing facilities are under construction in Chabahar.

ā€œSince imports in bulk outweigh container imports at Chabahar, the port offers two empty warehouses and warehousing discounts of up to 60% to bulk imports,ā€ IRNA quoted Rajabi as saying.

Deputy Industries Minister Hossein Modarres Khiyabani said Chabahar has the capacity of handling up to 8.5 million tons of cargo per year; we are seeking to activate at least 50% of this capacity as soon as possible.

Currently only 10% of the capacity of Chabahar Port is being utilized, Khiyabani said recently.

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