8.9 C
Shanghai
Sunday, March 29, 2020
cargo integrity campaign lashing in the spotlight
Home Port News European firms to equip Chabahar port

European firms to equip Chabahar port

A senior official of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced on Wednesday (Nov. 21) that Iran has signed several contracts with European companies to further equip the strategic port of Chabahar despite the US sanctions.

“Equipping Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti port has again been put on the agenda,” Mohammadreza Allahyar, a member of the PMO’s executive board, told Fars News Agency on Wednesday.

“A number of contracts have been inked to this end and the European companies will cooperate with us in this area and special equipment, including dredging machines, will be purchased” he added.

Provincial Director General of the PMO in Sistan-Baluchestan Province Behrouz Aqaei announced earlier this month that more than €30 million was invested in Chabahar port logistics’ section since March 21.

Aqaei pointed out, “Chabahar port has an important role in regional and international transitions since it provides important and cheap access for landlocked countries, such as Afghanistan, to get connected to high seas.”

The fact that Iran has invested over one billion dollars in the first phase of Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar to construct the infrastructures shows how important the port is, Aqaei said.

He said that transiting 110,000 tons of wheat and grains to Afghanistan was an instance of the importance of sea transportation, adding that in the five months, Chabahar has transited goods sixfold of what it had transited in the past five years.

Read more on Iran Daily.

 

- Advertisment -your ad here

Latest Posts

CMA CGM launches new goods priority solution

CMA CGM Group is launching SEAPRIORITY Go, a new solution that offers priority boarding for goods during the loading process. The new solution augments...

MABUX bunker index – 27 March

GP Global has announced ambitious plans to strengthen its international bunkering business with the addition of a new supporting infrastructure. With the goal of expanding...

Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from East Asia to US & Canada

Hapag-Lloyd will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) in the eastbound trade from East Asia to all United States and Canada destinations as...

COSCO reports box throughput boost amid profit downturn

COSCO SHIPPING Ports (CSP) has announced full-year results of the company and its subsidiaries (the group) for the year ended 31 December 2019. 2019 Full-year...

Coronavirus offers opportunities as well as challenges

The rising diagnoses of Covid-19 virus, coupled with the increasing need for quarantines, lockdowns and distancing measures, has caused “significant change” to operations in...