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Chabahar in Iran takes delivery of large sugar cargo

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 27, 2020
Iran’s largest ocean port witnessed increased operations for unloading staples despite a global outbreak of coronavirus that has affected trade activities across the world, a local official announced.
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"A ship of sugar had docked at the port earlier in the day," Head of the local port authority in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan Behrouz Aqayee said.

Topics: Chabahar Iran sugar

He said that the sugar cargo from Brazil is one of the largest docking at the port since last year when Iranian authorities allowed the port to become increasingly involved in processing large container ships.

Aqayee said that Chabahar, which is planned to become one of the largest and busiest ports in the region, had taken delivery of more than 560,000 tons of basic goods since late March and before the sugar cargo arrived from Brazil.

The Iranian government has been scrambling to get ahead of possible disruption caused by the coronavirus epidemic as the global spread of the disease can hamper shipments of basic goods bound for the country.

Ports in Southern Iran have been operating at almost full capacity to process such shipments despite ravages caused by the pandemic.

The government has tasked Chabahar, which include two commercial ports of Shahid Behehshti and Shahdi Kalantari, to take delivery of at least 50 percent of cargoes for essential products.