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Iran’s Anzali Caspian Sea Port Sees Cargo Traffic Up Over 12%

Iran’s Anzali Caspian Sea port sees cargo traffic up over 12%

Source: PortSEurope
Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) December 1, 2021 – In the first eight months of the Iranian year, March 21-Nov. 21, the Iranian port of Anzali handled 1.28 million tons of cargo, up 12.7% on the same period of the previous year. The Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) reported that different kinds of grains, essential goods, vegetable oils, metals, agricultural products, minerals, construction materials, glass, tiles and
ceramics, chemicals, wood and particle boards, paper, cardboard and containers accounted for most of the traffic. Over 17,000 tons of goods were transported from the port to the Eurasian Economic Union member states during the period, indicating a 93.4% rise year-on-year, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. Container traffic was 3,639 TEUs, up +2.5% in the period. Anzali, in the northern Gilan Province on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, is the country’s largest port with 17 quays and an annual handling capacity of 10 million tons. It also hosts the only free trade zone in the region. Key to the port is its position on the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC). It is also home to Anzali Free Zone Mercantile Exchange. The International North–South Transport Corridor is a 7,200-km-long multi-mode network of ship, rail, and road route for moving freight between India, Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Central Asia and Europe. The route primarily involves moving freight from India, Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia via ship, rail and road. Subject to international trade sanctions, the sea routes across the Caspian Sea offer potential trade possibilities with Europe. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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