The managing director of Amirabad Ports and Navigation Organization said on the verge of President Ebrahim Raisi's visit to Russia that Iran is organizing direct transit with Russia through the Caspian Sea and completing the ro-ro terminal of Amirabad, which can ease Iran’s worries on land transit.
TEHRAN UIC RAME: Mohammad-Ali Asl-Saidipour made the comment in an interview with IRNA on Monday, adding that Amirabad Port’s activities show a 20-percent growth during the first six months of the current Iranian year (beginning on March 21, 2021) due to increased trade volume with Russia.
Amirabad Port is located at an ideal strategic location along the International North-South Corridor and the Iranian government attaches great importance to this capacity, which is why marine trade between Iran and Russia can boost drastically, he added.
Saidipour referred to the existence of the Anzali, Astara, and Noshahr ports along the Iranian coasts of the Caspian Sea, adding that Amirabad is the only Iranian port that is connected to the Trans-Iranian Railways, with 25 kilometers of railways within the port itself.
He said that Amirabad is now directly connected to the ports in four neighboring countries, including the Baku Port of Azerbaijan Republic, the Astrakhan Port of Russia, the Oktau Port of Kazakhstan, and the Turkmenbashi Port of Turkmenistan, among which Iran’s greatest trade volume is with Russia and Kazakhstan.