TEHRAN- Transit of commodities through Iran’s southern Shahid Bahonar port increased by 65 percent in the first eleven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2022-February 19, 2023), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, a provincial official announced.
Hamid-Reza Mohamad-Hosseini Takhti, an official with the ports and maritime department of Hormozgan province, where Shahid Bahonar port lies, said that over 4,000 tons of products were transited via this port in the mentioned 11-month period.
He said the main transited goods included cars, fruits, vegetables, and dried fruits, which were transited from Shahid Bahonar port to the three countries of Turkmenistan, Armenia, and Georgia.
As announced by the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), transit of commodities through Iran increased by 5.22 percent in the first eleven months of the current year, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.
Mohammad Rezvani-Far said that 12 million tons of commodities have been transited via the country in the 11-month period.
After seven years of reduction in the transit of goods from the country, the growth path of transit resumed in the past Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20, 2022) and with the passage of 12.65 million tons of goods through Iran, a growth of 68 percent was achieved, the former spokesman of IRICA has previously announced.
The policy of paying attention to neighbors and developing political and economic relations with neighboring countries in the current government, increasing attention to road and rail routes in the world and the efforts and cooperation of transportation and trade-related organizations in establishing or activating corridors through the country has led to significant growth in transit of goods through Iran.
Iran is one of the countries that has a special status in trade and transit relations due to its strategic location and special geography, as the country is the passage of several important international corridors.
Considering its geographical location, Iran can play a significant role in the transit of goods in the region and benefit a lot from its status in this due.
Paying attention to upstream documents, especially the country’s development plans, and the government’s decision to develop transit, paying special attention to infrastructure development, reducing transit time, making it cheaper to cross Iran and making more advantages over competitors, due to the short path for customers, can lead to facilitating the development of transit so that the country can reach the desired growth in this due.
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