Iran transits 4mn tons of goods in 5 month

TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) – More than four million tons of transit cargo was transported in Iran during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (began March 21).

An official at Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, Reza Nafisi, made the remarks explaining that the transit figure had grown by 24 per cent as compared to the corresponding period a year ago.

“Over 4.18 million tons of goods were transferred through 32 active land and sea border points in the fiver-month period,” noted the official stressing that volume of transit had risen by 24 per cent.

Nafisi stated that, in the meantime, 1.229 million tons of the overall volume belonged to oil products while 2.789 million tons were non-oil goods.

Major non-oil products comprising Iran’s transit cargo include mazut, fabric, car parts as well as food.

He said Shahid Rajaei Port in the southern province of Hormozgan counted for 35% of the overall volume to become the most active transit hub followed by Parvizkhan (20%), Bazargan (10.4%) and Bahonar (8%) transit terminals.

“The largest volume of traffic belonged to truck transporting commodities from Iraq to the UAE, from the UAE to Afghanistan as well as from the UAE to Iraq,” continued the official.

He reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran, thanks to its strategic and geopolitical position in the transit axis of Asia and Europe, possesses adequate potentials to increase transit of goods and passengers through various means.


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