0902 GMT February 25, 2018
At present, 15 million tons of cargos per year are transported through Iranian ports, said Mohammad-Ali Hassanzadeh, PMO's deputy head for port and economic affairs told reporters in Behshahr in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran, on Monday, IRNA reported.
He added PMO has overcome all the software and hardware obstacles to the transit of goods.
The capacity of the northern Iranian ports, located on the southern rim of the Caspian Sea, have been developed favorably, Hassanzadeh said, adding following the launch of a railroad network in this region, the ports' capacity will be further expanded.
"The development of Port of Amirabad in Behshahr is among the priorities of the PMO."
He added offering discounts on tariffs on goods transit in Iranian ports is among the PMO's other plans to further develop these zones.
Hassanzadeh said a plan to promote tourism and sea transport in Iranian ports is also on the PMO's agenda.
"Two MoUs have been signed to that end with investment companies in the year to March 21, 2018."
He said one of the MoUs pertains to the development of tourism industry and facilitation of sea transport in the country's northern ports while the other is related to supporting these sectors in the southern ports.
"Such tourism promotion plans will also be implemented in other Iranian ports."