News ID: 13294
Published: 0656 GMT October 13, 2014

Shahid Bahonar non-oil exports up 231%

Non-oil exports in the first half of the current Iranian year (started March 21) increased by 231 percent year-on-year, the deputy head of Shahid Bahonar Ports and Maritime Organization in Bandar Abbas said.

Qasem Askari-Nasab added that during this period, about 985,178 tons of oil and non-oil products were exported from Shahid Bahonar Port, IRNA reported.

Chemical, agricultural and mineral products, in addition to fruits and vegetables, protein, iron and construction materials, were major commodities exported by Shahid Bahonar to the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean states.

The official noted that 28,470 tons of non-oil goods were exported from the port.

According to Askari-Nasab, in the field of container operations, 1,604 TIUs have been loaded and unloaded in this period, which shows an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous year.

Shahid Bahonar Port has 12 berths, access to open seas, proximity with the Persian Gulf littoral states and appropriate depths for mooring, which have turned it into a strategic and important commercial port in the region.

   
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