Iran's Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, which was taken over by Indian Ports Global Limited last month, registered high volumes in container loading and unloading. The Indian Chabahar port reached an increase in container and petroleum products unloading and loading by 61% and 81% respectively.
Specifically, Behrooz Aghaee, Director General of Ports and Maritime of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, reported that
- Loading and unloading of containers operations has increased by 61% within the last 10 months in comparison to the same period in 2017;
- Loading and unloading of petroleum products has been 80% higher than in the same period last year.
According to Iranian Ministry of Ports and Urban Development, the loading and unloading of non-oil goods set a 35% growth compared to the same period 2017 and exports and transshipments of non-oil products also show a 100% increase.
Concluding, Aghaee stated that the loading and unloading of oil and non-oil products during the first 10 months of 2018 experienced a rise of 54% in comparison to the same period in 2017.