North Iranian ports receive capacity boost

  • Anzali and Amirabad redevelopment projects to double handling capacity

The Iranian ports of Anzali and Amirabad, located in the north of the country, are to undergo a major capacity upgrade to double both their loading and unloading capabilities, according to the Head of the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization, Ata'ollah Sadr.

Speaking to the ISNA, Sadr said that the combined capacity of the ports will increase from eight million tonnes to as much as 16 million tonnes when the development project is completed.

Amirabad Port’s annual capacity will increase to 10 million tonnes, while Anzali will be enhanced to accommodate around six million tonnes per annum.
“So far some 1.3 trillion rials (US$39.4 million) have been invested in the first phase of the project,” he said.

The second phase, which is already underway, will require an estimated investment of around $130 million.

Meanwhile, according to the ISNA, the redevelopment of the Port of Noshahr is alos in full swing.

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