Iran holds 1.1% of world ship­ping ca­pac­ity

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

Iran stands 20th in terms of ship­ping ca­pac­ity in the world with 229 big ocean lin­ers ac­count­ing for 1.1 per­cent of the global ca­pac­ity, an­nounced the head of Iran’s Ports and Mar­itime Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Mo­ham­mad Ras­tad told the 25th Sem­i­nar of Mar­itime Or­ga­ni­za­tions that though Iran stands 20th in the world list, it does not have a suit­able stand­ing in con­tainer trans­porta­tion, IRNA re­ported.

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

Ras­tad said ma­jor­ity of goods are now trans­ported by con­tainer and key world ports have berthing fa­cil­i­ties for 17 me­ter depth with 20,000 con­tain­ers.

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

Ras­tad said Iran ranked 57th in the world in terms of mar­itime trans­porta­tion in­fra­struc­ture while the ports in the re­gion hold the 5th and 13th rank­ings in the world.

IRNA

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