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Goods transited via Iran up by 7%

Tehran, May 4, IRNA -- Some 4.9 million tons of non-oil goods were transited via Iran in the last Iranian year to March 19 indicating an increase of 7.3 percent, managing director of Transit and Border Terminal Office said on Sunday.

"Some 78 percent of the goods were transited by road--the same figure as in the previous year," Mohammad Javad Atrchian said.

He said over 22 percent of goods were transported by rail, showing an increase of nine percent compared to the figure for the previous year.

Referring to the amount of goods transited via borders nationwide, Atrchian noted that Bandar Abbas, Sarakhs, Bazargan, Loftabad, Bandar Imam Khomeini and Bandar Anzali were the main border checkpoints for transited goods with Bandar Anzali ranking first.

He further announced that the main items transited via Iran were cotton, fuel, foodstuffs, construction materials, pipes and agro products.

Some 65,753 tons of non-oil commodities were transited via Bandar Anzali port during March 2007-2008.

Over 204,816 tons of goods were exported from Bandar Anzali during March 2007-2008, showing an increase of 15.4 percent from the amount for the previous year which was 177,542 tons.

The amount of unclaimed goods in Bandar Anzali port's warehouses also fell during the said period.

Over 191,689 trucks and tankers were offloaded in the port.

Bandar Anzali port, which has 10 jetties, provides concurrent docking facilities for 12 ships.

Some 1,358 ships docked in Bandar Anzali port in the year to March 19.

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