Iranian commercial ports operations surge by 2.6%

Financial Tribune – More than 82.77 million tons of commodities were loaded and unloaded at Iran’s 21 commercial ports during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22) to register a 2.6% growth compared with the corresponding period of last year.

Latest figures published on the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran’s website show non-oil goods accounted for 58.17 million tons of the total throughput, showing a 4.28% year-on-year rise.

The remaining 26.59 million tons pertained to oil products, indicating a 0.94% decline YOY.

Container loading and unloading declined by 44.8% to stand at 784,193 TEUs.

More than 42.53 million tons of commodities were exported from the ports under review and close to 19.15 million tons were imported during the seven-month period, showing an 8.04% and 14.35% growth respectively compared with the similar period of last year.