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39% Growth in Shahid Rajaee Port Throughput

39% Growth in Shahid Rajaee Port Throughput39% Growth in Shahid Rajaee Port Throughput

The Persian Gulf port of Shahid Rajaee in the southern Hormozgan Province handled 670,400 twenty-foot equivalent unit of containers during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), registering a 39% growth compared with last year’s corresponding period, the head of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization said. Of this amount, Allahmorad Afifipour added, more than 120,500 TEUs pertained to transit, showing a 29% rise year-on-year, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development’s news portal reported. Shahid Rajaee Port in the city of Bandar Abbas accounts for more than half of Iran’s total port throughput, which makes it Iran’s biggest container port. Some 44 million tons of goods worth more than $11.14 billion were exported from and nearly 10 million tons worth $18.65 billion were imported to Iran via the major Iranian port in the last fiscal year (March 2016-17), registering a 44% and 12% growth in tonnage and value respectively year-on-year.

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