IRNA – The Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMO) Behrouz Aqaee said on Monday that two container ships carrying kitchen utensils, detergents and wheat from India and UAE to Afghanistan docked in Chabahar Port.
Speaking to IRNA, Aqaee said the two ships consisted of 666 containers.
Referring to special discounts granted to businessmen in Chabahar, he said that thanks to Chabahar capacities in accepting different kinds of ships, decreasing sea transfer charges, loading and unloading and movement of consignments with less time and cost, the cargo shipments will continue from Chabahar Port.
He added that by setting up infrastructure and granting special incentives to Chabahar port, it is now an important port and a low-cost route for the regional countries.
He noted that Chabahar Port has encouraged investors in various fields especially owners of businesses, goods and shipping lines to take advantage of the capacities.
Earlier, Aqaee said Chabahar has experienced 28% growth in foreign trade.
He added that by the end of August and after 20 months of cooperation between Iran-India joint operator in Chabahar, the consignment which was transited to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port make up for 23% of total traffic.
He also referred to first Indian sugar consignment to Afghanistan which was transited in 70 containers through Chabahar Port.
Aqaei said that the eighth cargo ship carrying Indian donated wheat for Afghanistan with 352 containers has docked at Shahid Beheshti port.
Chabahar, as Iran’s only ocean port, plays an important role in developing trade, exports, and imports and in fishing as well.