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Iranian Ports in Q1 Handle 28 Million Tons of Goods

The decline in activities of ports comes amid tough economic sanctions reimposed on the Islamic Republic by the United States, the effects of which have been further complicated by the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the subsequent decline
Iranian Ports in Q1 Handle 28 Million Tons of Goods Iranian Ports in Q1 Handle 28 Million Tons of Goods

Iran’s 21 major commercial ports loaded and unloaded a total of 28.65 million tons of commodities during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 20-June 20) to register a 27.86% decline compared with the similar period of last year.
The decline comes amid tough economic sanctions reimposed on the Islamic Republic by the United States, the effects of which have been further complicated by the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the subsequent decline in global trade.
According to figures published in the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran's website, non-oil goods accounted for 18.99 million tons of the total throughput (66%), showing a 33.72% fall year-on-year. 
The remaining 9.66 million tons pertained to oil products, indicating a 12.71% decline YOY.
Container loading and unloading decreased by 30% to stand at more than 342,915 TEUs.

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