TEHRAN (Dispatches)- Iran’s Southern port of Shahid Rajayee has handled more than one million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) of non-oil goods in the past 8 months (March 21-Novermber 22), transshipping over 197,000 of the total to register a 4% increase in comparison with figures from the corresponding period in the last year.
"A total of 1,037,802 TEUs were loaded and unloaded at the strategic port in the eight-month period,” Director-General of Hormuzgan Ports and Maritime Department Allah-Morad Afifipour said.
Of the total loaded 884,000 TEUs handled at the port, over 197,000 were transshipped at the port during the period, indicating a 4% growth in comparison with the similar period in last year, he said.
Afifipour added that about 114,000 TEUs were also transited through Shahid Rajayee Port in the eight-month period.
Shahid Rajayee, in Southern Iran, is one of the main transit routes linking Central Asia to Eastern Europe. It accounts for 90% of Iran’s cargo traffic.