TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Head of Qeshm Free Zone Organization's Maritime Transport and Port Affairs Pejman Bahrami on Wednesday announced that over 14,000 tons of cement will soon be exported from the Iranian island to Somalia.
"A 14,500-ton cargo of bagged cement produced in Qeshm will be exported to Somalia on a Tanzanian ship named AMINA-H via Kaveh dock," Bahrami told.
He added that loading of the cement cargo started on Tuesday and will take 4 to 5 days.
Iranian factories have the capacity to produce over 80 million tons of cement and clinker per year.
Iran exports cement to different countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, the UAE, Georgia, Oman, India, Somalia and China.
Iranian officials have underlined the country's capability to decrease dependence on oil revenues, stressing the US inability to reduce Iran's crude sales.