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Thursday, 08 December 2022 06:57 GMT

PMO chief: Iran's marine industry is developing


(MENAFN) Thankfully, the marine industry in Iran has evolved, according to the president of the country's Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).

Ali-Akbar Safaei made the comments during a ceremony honoring World Marine Day on Monday. Rostam Qasemi, the minister of transportation and urban development, as well as other officials, including the heads of maritime departments and certain members of parliament, also attended.

The representative added, “the country's maritime position in the fleet sector ranks 17th among countries in the world, and in terms of the number of registered ships, we have more than 13,000 ships and the number of sailors on the ship reaches more than 120,000.”

“We have had also significant growth in the field of transit, and with the support of the transport minister, infrastructure projects worth 260 trillion rials (about USD930 million) have been defined and become a commitment,” The PMO chief claimed that 107 million tons of goods had been loaded and unloaded at the nation's ports since the start of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21).

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