Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) October 13, 2021 – Speaking at an event to mark World Maritime Day, Ports & Martiime Organisation (PMO), managing director, Mohammad Rastad, said raising the sanctions effecting Iran’s ports would help ease the world’s problems with shipping capacity. He said that the country’s commercial ports have a capacity of 260 million tons, more than the country itself needs. The spare capacity in
both shipping and ports, partly caused by international sanctions, could be used to ease some of the current global market capacity shortages. “Iran is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of fleet owned and it is necessary to attract transit goods in appropriate conditions to become the transshipment hub of the region”, he said. According to Rastad, large container vessels are currently banned from calling Iranian container terminals, while under normal circumstances it would have the capacity to become a transshipment hub for some ports in the region. Turning to his domestic market, he said that Iran has a comprehensive plan of commercial ports based on market studies and economic growth forecasts for the next four years. , and we know what should be implemented in the next four years in terms of infrastructure, port superstructure and port equipment.”, Rastad emphasized. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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