Director General of Amirabad port put the amount of cargo handled in the port in the first two months of the Iranian calendar year at 620 thousand tons.
added that is figure shows a growth of one percent compared to the same
period last year. Amirabad is one the major Iranian ports located in
the north of the country bordering Caspian Sea.
Mr. Naimi said that
63% of the whole cargo handled was export and the remaining was import.
He asserted that this volume of cargo in Amirabad port ranks first among
the other northern ports of Iran (Anzali and Noshahr).
last year amounted to 3.6 million tons recording a growth of 23%
compared to two years ago. It is worth mentioning that Amirabad’s
performance has tripled as of 2010.
As for the development
plan of the port, Mr. Naimi said that the Ports and Maritime
Organization (PMO) has approved finance worth $ 110 million for
construction of 4 berths as well as dredging operation of the port’s
basin. He went on to say that contractor for execution of the project
has already been determined and it is expected that construction
activities will initiate within the next few months. With completion of
this project as a part of the port’s development plan, the capacity of
Amirabad port will increase by 30%. Amirabad is the biggest Iranian port
bordering Caspian Sea and is potential to turn into the biggest
economic site of Mazandaran province.
On the current project
underway in the port, Amirabad Director General mentioned the port’s
third silo with a total capacity of 54000 tons; the construction of
which has been started one month ago. With the increase of the number of
silos in Amirabad, it will turn into the grain hub of the northern Iran
for the transit of this commodity from north to the south.
Director General of
Amirabad port added that presently a sorting and packaging factory
constructed by the private sector with an investment of $ 8 million is
ready to be put into operation by the end of this month. This factory
will be used for packaging and sorting of citrus fruits of Mazandaran
province for the export to other littoral states of the Caspian Sea.
Another project to be
inaugurated in the near future is two warhorses with a total area of
5000 squat meters which has been built by the private sector with an
investment worth $ 30 million.