Azerbaijan and Iran are keen to increase their port and maritime cooperation through their free trade zones (FTZs) in Alat and Anzali, said Iran's deputy minister of roads and urban development, who doubles as the managing director of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the newly-constructed Chabahar Port in southeast Iran provides a unique opportunity for Iran and Georgia to expand exports to regional countries.
South Korea’s JJ Consulting Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding with Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Mazandaran Province to make an investment worth $500 million for the port’s development.
Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoust strongly believes that inauguration of the first Phase of Chabahar Port of Iran is a new opportunity for enhancing of collaboration among the regional states.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the inauguration of the Port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran in the near future and its connection to Iran-Afghan railroad networks together and later to International North-South Transport Corridor will enhance trade among regional countries.
The executive director of the Astara Development Project said a terminal with an annual loading and unloading capacity of 2.5 million tons of grains and other commodities is being constructed in Astara, a port in northern Iran.