THE head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation (PMO) Mohammad Rastad, announced at a ceremony at Shahid Rajaee Port the completion of a two-year project to upgrade the harbour that handles 85 per cent of Iranian shipping.
Of the major projects implemented by the private sector to develop this port it could be referred to designing, building, transporting, installing and launching 15 gantry cranes which increased the number of these cranes to 60 at the port, reports the Tehran Times.
Also speaking Ports and Maritime Department director general in Hormozgan province Allah-Morad Afifipour said the project had been implemented in line with the policies of Resistance Economy to support domestic production and combat the sanctions.
The PMO's director for port and economic affairs Mohammad-Ali Hasanzadeh announced that the organisation will sign an agreement with the private sector within the upcoming days for building a mechanised terminal for minerals at Shahid Rajaee Port.
Mr Hasanzadeh said that a bulk terminal with the capacity of 50 million tons will be built in three phases.
He said it will be the largest port terminal for minerals in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and given the country's unique potential in the mineral sector the terminal will significantly promote the mining sector of Iran, he further highlighted.
He said many mines of the country will be directly connected via railway to this terminal, the official said adding that its capacity will be used both for the exports and imports.