Kazakh investors visit Amirabad Port in Northern Iran

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On December 22, 2015, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

A team of investors from Kazakhstan visited Amirabad Port to consider situation for rail transport of grains.

The delegation is considering transport of 2.5 million tons of grains annually from Amirabad Port to Shahid Rajaei Port in Persian Gulf via railway.

In a meeting here, Director General of North Railway Yusif Geranpasha and deputy head of port administrative in financial affairs presented explanations on goods transit process through railway.

Deputy head of Amirabad Port presented information concerning possibilities, capabilities of the port in different fields and said that the port as grain hub of northern ports has the most modern equipment and facilities for loading and unloading grain.

He added that Amirabad Port has nominal capacity for 4.5 million tons of goods transport and by developing infrastructures in the port it will increase to 7.5 million tons in a few months.

He also announced construction of silo to store grain as one of advantages of investment here and added that currently the port has volume capacity of 120,000 tons grain in its silos, which is to be increased by more than 500,000 tons soon.

The port official said that by modern equipment here grain could be unloaded directly from ship to wagon and added that by using the new equipment 600 tons of grain could be transferred from ship to wagon in one hour.

Railway official, also for his part, announced railway readiness to transport grain from north to Persian Gulf port by 900 special wagons for carrying grain.

The Kazakh delegation visited operational area and port possibilities and equipment on Saturday.

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