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104% Growth In Rail Transit In Amirabad Port

104% growth in rail transit in Amirabad port

Source: PortSEurope
Amirabad, Iran (PortSEurope) April 9, 2021 – Director General of Amirabad Ports and Maritime Affairs, Mohammad Ali Asl Saeedipoor, said that in the last year the port saw rail traffic expand by 104% and investment rose by 400%. He added that about 2.4 million tons of goods were handled in Bandar Amirabad, of which about 1.9 million tons were related to unloaded goods and another
500,000 tons were related to loading and exporting goods. He highlighted the availability of an internal railway network and its connection to the national railway network, and said that with the current unique capacity among the northern ports of the country, rail transit of cargo in this port have grown by 104% and reached to about 70,000 tons. Last year, in the investment sector, the total investment plans by the private sector was 73 billion Iranian Rials, of which 228 billion Rials were exploited and the rest is under development. The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Amirabad Port is located in the east of Mazandaran Province and at a distance of 51 kilometers from Sari, the province capital. Considering the strategic importance of the Caspian Sea, of huge markets in its littoral states, and extensive commercial and economic potentials for activities such as energy resource exploitation and swap, transport, communications, and cargo transit, development of this port complex was considered as a priority, and it is expected that implementation of the port development plan in  future would establish a favorable position for this port in international trades arena, especially as a result of the higher flourishing of the INSTC Corridor and growing investments in the supported lands. Amirabad Port has the potential of providing quality services to cargo owners and public entities in regard to grains, general cargos, petrochemical products, Ro-Ro, and containerized goods, as well cargo handling and storing. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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