Economy, Domestic Economy

Bandar Abbas Crowned Top Transit Portal

Bandar Abbas Crowned Top Transit PortalBandar Abbas Crowned Top Transit Portal

Bandar Abbas in the southern Hormozgan Province registered the maximum transit cargo movement during the first four months of current Iranian year (started March 21) compared with the other 15 transit borders in the country, based on data provided by the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization.

Bandar Abbas accounted for 21.9% of the incoming transit cargo or 954,968 tons, during the four months. The port also handled 470,065 tons of outgoing transit cargo during the period.

Alireza Mojarad, managing director of Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization, said a total of over 4.35 million tons of cargo was transported across the country during the period.

The transit cargo, comprising mainly of fuel, chemical products, cotton, home appliances, construction material and food products, was transported to neighboring countries.

Bashmagh in East-Azarbaijan Province, Bazargan in West-Azarbaijan Province, Lotfabad and Sarakhs in Khorasan Razavi Province were the other major transit points after Bandar Abbas.

Bandar Abbas is located on the North-South Transport Corridor which connects Iran with Europe and Central Asia, facilitating freight transport from Iran to countries such as Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Uzbekistan and Turkey.