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PMO Rejects Media Reports on Iranian Port Impediments

PMO Rejects Media Reports on Iranian Port ImpedimentsPMO Rejects Media Reports on Iranian Port Impediments

It’s business as usual when it comes to money transfer for the import of essential goods, as processing of transactions and shipments into Iranian ports has not changed since a year ago, the head of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran said. 
Mohammad Rastad made the statement in response to a Reuters’ October 2 report that claimed more than 20 ships carrying around 1 million tons of grain were held up at Iranian ports due to payment problems created by the new round of US sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran, ILNA reported. 
“Over 100,000 tons of essential goods are being discharged at Iranian ports daily and 13 docks are exclusively reserved for vessels handling essential goods,” he said.  
Noting that at present, 24 ships are waiting at Imam Khomeini Port for unloading, six of which have signaled readiness to enter the port, the official said, “The queue of ships has been formed because of the rising volume of imports.”
Echoing similar remarks, Director General of Khuzestan Ports and Maritime Organization Adel Deris said, "The ships are invited to go to other ports, including Chabahar and Shahid Rajee, due to the large volume of loading in the Bandar Imam Khomeini port. We have no difficulties with unloading ships over the US sanctions. 


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