Iran reports increased port activity in 10 months to January
Figures by Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) show that activity in the country’s sea trade gateways rose by 9% year on year in the 10 months to January 20.
PMO figures published on Saturday showed that loading and unloading activity in Iranian ports reached a total of more than 181 million metric tons (mt) between late March 2022 and January this year.
The figure included loading and unloading for over 91 million mt of crude oil and products carried by tankers, an increase of 17% compared to the 10 months to January 2022, showed the figures.
Loading of crude and related oil products at Iranian ports increased by 19% year on year between March last year and January to reach nearly 68 million mt, said the PMO.
Loading of non-crude products at Iranian ports picked up by 10% in the 10 months to January to reach 48 million mt, showed PMO figures.
Container port activity in Iran reached more than 2.1 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) between March last year and January this year, up 12% from the same previous period.