31 July 2016 - 16:54
  • News Code: 266090
Foreign-Flagged Tankers Docking at Kharg Port

TEHRAN, July 31 (Shana) --Director General of Bushehr Province's Ports and Maritime Administration Mohammad Mahdi Bonchari says foreign-flagged oil tankers and VLCCs are now docking at the Kharg Island's port.

Kharg Island oil terminal is one of Iran's key oil export ports. The country sends most of the its exported oil cargoes from the port to international destinations.

He said exports from the port rose by 60% over the first 4 months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20, reaching 35.8 million tons of various cargoes.

He said for the first time since implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that foreign-flagged oil tankers are calling at the port.

Bonchari said tankers from France, Spain, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy and South Korea are now crowding the port.

In the past four months, 925 vessels with over 1000 tons of freight capacity have berthed at the port, he added.
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