Iran holds 1.1 pc world shipping capacity

Tehran, Feb 13, IRNA – Managing Director of Iran Ports and Navigation Organization Mohammad Rastad told the 25th Seminar of Maritime Organizations that with 229 big ocean liners and 1.1 percent of the world capacity, Iran stands 20th in the world list.

Rastad said though standing 20th in the world list, Iran has not suitable standing in container transportation.

He said 145 million containers are transported by big vessels annually, while at the time of maximum port activities, Iran managed to move three million containers in ports per year, part of which is done by foreign companies.

Rastad said majority of goods are now transported by container and key world ports are ready to berth at 17 meter depth with 20,000 containers.

He went on to say that in 2017, an international maritime and port center announced that Iran ranked 69th for forex revenues due to marine transportation while two countries in the region ranked 17 and 25.

Rastad said Iran ranked 57th worldwide in terms of maritime transportation infrastructure while the ports in the region reserve the 5th and 13th ranks worldwide.

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