Amirabad is a medium port located in northern Iran bordering Caspian Sea.
is among three major ports at north with ports of Anzali and Noshahr.
The philosophy behind the construction of the port nearly a decade ago
was providing facilities for transit of cargo from South of the country
into Russia ports and then into Europe. Although the previous plan to
activate North-South Corridor connecting Indian ports to Russia via
Iranian ports did not come to favorable result, this port continued to
become among major ports in the north. Over the years, it has built up a
status among Iranian major ports attracting private sector investment.
Director General for the Port & Maritime Operation of the port
asserted in a Safety & Firefighting Seminar that Amirabad is seeking
to deploy modern equipment to improve port services. The port, he said,
is also looking for executing plans to enhance its safety and
protection of marine environment as a strategic and long-term objective.
volume of oil and non-oil cargo handled in Amirabad port last year
amounted to 2.1 million tons. This figure demonstrates a 16-percent
growth in its cargo trade. Some 612 ships called the port last year of
which 462 ships were foreign and the other 157 flying Iranian flag.
is a special economic zone providing special advantage to investors and
cargo owners. This port is in competition with two other neighbors in
the north namely: Anzali and Noshahr