Iran Exports about $30bln Oil in 10-Month Period: IRICA Chief

Some 194 million tons of goods were loaded and unloaded in the ports during the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2023 to January 2024), as Iranian semi-official Mehr News Agency reports.

The country’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced that more than 23 million tons of oil products were unloaded at the Iranian ports from March 21, 2023, to January 22, 2024.

In addition, over 41 million tons of non-oil goods were unloaded from the ports in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year.

The report put the total volume of oil- and non-oil goods unloaded in the Iranian ports at more than 65 million tons.

In the period, more than 68 million tons of oil goods were loaded at the ports.

The loading and unloading of goods in containerized operations stood at more than two million tons from March 21, 2023, to January 22, 2024, showing a six percent hike compared to the same period a year earlier.

According to the PMO, the capacity of the country’s ports has increased from 180 million tons in the Iranian calendar year 1392 (ended in March 2014) to 250 million tons in 1399 (ended in March 2021), as Tehran times reports.

It is worth mentioning that Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization has defined a high number of projects to develop and improve the country’s ports, as the country aims to double the capacity of its ports in five years.

According to PMO Head Ali-Akbar Safaei, projects worth 1.5 quadrillion rials (about $3.0 billion) are underway to develop the country’s maritime transportation.