Economy, Domestic Economy

PMO Reports Progress

PMO Reports ProgressPMO Reports Progress

Trade indicators including those of export, import, and transit have risen 12% since the current government took office last summer, said the Ports and Maritime Organization. Despite the “cruel sanctions” imposed on Iran which affected the country’s shipping sector, statistics suggest greater developments and high GDP could be expected in the future, said Hadi Haqshenas, a top official at the organization. The official PMO statistics show loading and unloading oil and non-oil cargos witnessed a 10.4% rise in the Iranian month of Mordad (July 23-August 22) compared to the similar one-month period last year, reaching 12,238,911 tons. The PMO is tasked with controlling all ports and maritime affairs, implementation of port and coastal shipping regulations, promoting shipping and commerce, collecting port duties and registering Iranian vessels.