Non-stop Operations and Activities in Iranian Ports during the Pandemic

Sep 22, 2020

PMO Managing Director: With the measures taken by the Ports and Maritime Organization, the export and import operations have not been affected and the process of unloading and loading the goods is going smoothly.

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PMO News Portal - Mohammad Rastad on the impact of the Corona virus outbreak on the loading and unloading of goods in ports, stated that Corona was a global challenge faced by all countries, the issue affected the supply and demand chain of goods and consequently the demand for cargo shipping also reduced.

Rastad Added: In 2019, the world maritime trade volume was 11 billion tons, which had increased by about 2.6 percent compared to 2018, but now this number has decreased by about 10 percent compared to 2019, and this shows that the corona virus has already had a negative effect on the world's shipping trade. As UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) predicts, in 2021 and 2022, the world's maritime transport will increase by only one percent.

All related activities have been ongoing in country's ports around the clock, and all sectors have tried to move within the framework of communication policies; According to this, since the beginning of this year, more than 54 million 850 thousand 218 tons of various cargoes have been unloaded and loaded in the country’s ports, which indicates the uninterrupted activity; the deputy of read and urban development emphasized.

Mohammad Rastad concluded: Iranian ports have good conditions in terms of infrastructure and equipment. in terms of port infrastructure, our annual capacity is 246 million tons and there is no shortage of capacity in accepting all type of ships.

Source:Ports & Maritime Organization, Ministry of Roads & Urban Development, Islamic Republic of Iran