Iran’s 21 commercial ports handle 105 million tons of commodities

Financial Tribune – More than 105 million tons of commodities were loaded and unloaded at Iran’s 21 commercial ports during the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Dec. 21) to register a 1.1% rise 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 71.81 million tons of the total throughput, showing a 0.76% year-on-year growth.

The remaining 33.83 million tons pertained to oil products, indicating a 1.77% increase YOY.

Container loading and unloading declined by 41.61% to stand at 998,820 TEUs.

More than 53.56 million tons of commodities were exported from the ports and close to 23.28 million tons were imported during the eight months (ending Nov. 21), showing an 11.35% and 10.29% growth respectively compared with the similar period of last year.