News ID: 102865
Publish Date : 22 May 2022 - 22:03
TEHRAN - Deputy Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Jalil Eslami said on Sunday that transit of goods through Iran will lead to a significant reduction in costs for the country which transits, that is why Iranian ports have a great capacity for transit of goods.
Eslami in a meeting with transit and port officials of Kazakhstan said that five Iranian ports near the Caspian Sea have the capacity of 30 million tons of goods transit and in the southern part of Iran, Shahid Rajaei port itself has a capacity of 120 million tons of goods transit.
Referring to the point that in the southern ports of Iran, except Shahid Rajaei port, Deputy Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said, “We have the capacity of 250 million tons of goods transit.”
“Imam Khomeini port has a capacity of 60 million tons  of goods transit and 30 million tons of grain have been unloaded and loaded in this port last year.
Eslami said that Kazakhstan, and in particular the port of Aktau, can play the role of a transit hub for the region through Iran, and pave the way for long-term cooperation between the two countries.
Emphasizing that transit from Iran greatly reduces the cost to Kazakhstan, Deputy Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said, “Amirabad Port, as the largest port in northern Iran, has excellent facilities for rail and road transportations.”
Oman to Join Chabahar 
Iranian Ministry of Transport and Urban Development has said that Oman is expected to join the trilateral Chabahar Agreement.
Iran Minister of Transport and Urban Development, Rostam Ghasemi, headed to Oman at the head of a delegation in order to meet and negotiate on transportation relations with his Omani counterparts. 
The negotiation agendas include strengthening maritime transport between Bandar Abbas Port in Iran and the Port of Al Suwaiq in Oman and establishing a passenger ship between Chabahar and Muscat.
The ministry’s statement further quotes informed sources as reporting the signing a MoU for multimodal sea and road transport and Oman’s joining to the trilateral Chabahar Agreement previously inked between Iran, India, and Afghanistan.  
Easing traffic of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines in the Ports of Salalah and Sohar in Oman is among other topice on the agendas of the talks between Iranian and Omani officials.
In the air field, the two sides are expected to agree on the scheduled flights (rather than charter flights), diversification of Iran’s aircraft fleets along Oman route, and launching Ramsar-Muscat flights. 
Previously in February, Iran and Oman signed MoU during 19th meeting of Joint Economic Committee in order to promote economic ties and maritime trade through Chabahar Port, the ministry’s statement also said, which is appeared on its official website.
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