Mineral Products Export from Iran’s Chabahar on Rise

Mineral Products Export from Iran’s Chabahar on Rise

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian official said the export of mineral products from the country’s southeastern port of Chabahar has increased constantly over the past year.

The deputy director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan told reporters on Sunday that the export of mineral products from the port city of Chabahar has been rising since the beginning of the current Iranian year, which is ending on March 19.

Hossein Shahdadi also noted that shipments of mineral products, construction materials, agricultural products, and bitumen have been exported from Chabahar for the first time this year.

He also highlighted the advantages of Chabahar, saying the Iranian port city is equipped with strategic loading and unloading equipment, offers special discounts on customs duty and port charges, and provides regular shipping routes for various destinations.

The official said a consignment of mineral products weighing 50,000 tons was shipped to the export markets from Chabahar last week.

“Considering the premium position of the country’s biggest ocean port among the regional ports, exports via Chabahar will be the top priority in the new year,” Shahdadi added.

Chabahar is the closest and best access point of Iran to the Indian Ocean and Iran has devised serious plans to turn it into a transit hub for immediate access to markets in the northern part of the Indian Ocean and Central Asia.

It aims to create a reliable transport corridor for the smooth transport and transit of goods and services through Chabahar Port between Afghanistan, India, and Iran.

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