(Persia Digest) – Southern Iranian ports have been witnessing the unprecedented loading/unloading of essential goods over the past few days.

In addition to the busy traffic of foreign ships in Imam Khomeini Port as Iran’s hub of bulk grains, the port of Chabahar as Iran’s only special port on the ocean is also host to numerous foreign vessels docking here to unload their shipments of essential goods.

The ships carry goods such as sugar, rapeseeds, corn, barley, soybean, soybean meal, etc. Today’s unloading has filled warehouses at Imam Khomeini Port with essential goods to the brim.

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The CEO of Khuzestan’s Ports and Maritime Organization has said: “The number of ships docking to unload their essential goods in Imam Khomeini Port in the past two months (63 ships) as compared to a similar period last year (34 ships) shows an 85 percent increase.”

According to him the weight of the unloaded essential goods has grown by over 90 percent while the inventory of goods in warehouses and port facilities grew by 60%.

Today, five ships of essential goods and other container shipments also docked in Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar. These carried sugar, rice, and wheat.

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The CEO of Ports and Maritime Organization in Sistan and Baluchistan Province also remarked: “In the first two months of the current Iranian year [March/April], loading and unloading activities in Chabahar Port shows a 30 percent increase YOY.”

Experts in the field have explained this as the faded effects of sanctions in ports which are the main gateway of Iran’s exports-imports.

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