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Another Record in Loading and Unloading Operations in Guilan Ports / Overtaking the Performance of the Guilan Ports in First 9 Months of 1399 compared to their Performance in 12 Months of Last Year

Another Record in Loading and Unloading Operations in Guilan Ports / Overtaking the Performance of the Guilan Ports in First 9 Months of 1399 compared to their Performance in 12 Months of Last Year
Deputy of Ports and Economic Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province, referring to the improving performance of ports in Guilan Province, said: “The loading and unloading performance of Guilan Ports in the first 9 months of this year exceeded the performance of the whole 12 months of the last year.”

According to the public relations of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province, Mohammad Mohsen Salimipour, referring to the proper and growing performance of Anzali and Astara ports, stated: “The amount of loading and unloading of goods in these ports in the first 9 months of this year is equal to 1,184,000 tons and their container throughput is equal to 4,300 TEU, which is exceeded the performance of these ports in 12 months in 1398.”

He added:" In the first 9 months of this year, the amount of loading and unloading in Anzali port complex was one million and 33 thousand tons and in the container sector was 4100 TEU, which was equal to 38 and 59 percent growth, respectively, compared to the same period last year."

Deputy of Ports and Economic Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province, referring to the performance of Astara Port Special Economic Zone, said: “In this port, the amount of loading and unloading of goods in the first 9 months of the year is equal to 151 thousand tons and in the container sector is equal to 185 TEU which means 27% and 100% growth, respectively, compared to the same period last year.”

Regarding the export and import of non-oil goods, Salimipour acknowledged: “The performance of Anzali Port in the first 9 months of this year in the export of non-oil goods has increased by 48% compared to the same period last year, most of which include construction goods, agricultural products, minerals and chemicals.”

He continued: “the import of non-oil goods was equal to 866 thousand tons, which means a growth of 36% compared to the same period last year. Of this amount, 591 thousand tons were related to basic goods and 211 thousand tons were related to wood and boards.”

Deputy of Ports and Economic Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province announced a 27% increase in the number of vessels entering the port of Anzali in the first 9 months of the year compared to the same period last year: “Astara Port Special Economic Zone, with the development of suitable infrastructure and supply of port equipment and activities and dredging operations, has a growing trend in these 9 months and has witnessed a 27% growth in loading and unloading of goods, 100% in container operations and 28% in vessels entrance compared to the same period last year. Also, it has experienced a 46% growth in the import sector.”

Noting that despite the outbreak of the Corona virus and the resulted restrictions and the imposition of harsh sanctions against Iran, the ports of the province have had a good and upward performance, Salimipour stated: “Carrying out marketing activities and operational and executive planning in the field of accelerating and facilitating the provision of services and redoubled efforts of executive managers and employees of ports and terminal operators and other private sectors while observing health protocols has caused the performance of Guilan port to grow and these ports play an important role, especially in meeting the needs of the market like basic goods and cereals.”

He considered the future of Guilan ports very bright and successful and said: "Undoubtedly, with the implementation of future plans during the current year and next year in the field of supply, purchase and reconstruction of equipment and operation of new investment projects such as grain silos, tanks and upgrading the operational and cross-border trade indicators, the performance of Anzali and Astara ports will grow significantly.”

Dec 30, 2020 14:09
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