The Deputy Managing Director for Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) stressed the need for increasing attention to dredging waterways: "The more different standards are complied in regard with vessels, the higher the safety level will be in Iranian ports for domestic and foreign vessels."
The Director General for Port Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced: "The conditions of cargo loading and discharge needs to be assessed in Iranian ports, in order to calculate the service time dedicated to ships, and then attempt to quantify the issue."
The Deputy Managing Director for Engineering and Development of Infrastructures of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) stressed the approach of the Iranian government to move toward green ports: "We strive to heighten environmental transactions in construction licenses, and thus assist the balanced development of Iranian ports and coasts."
Another wreck of sunken vessels remaining in the strategic waterway of Khoor Moosa since the Iran-Iraq War was completely refloated with a weight of over 6,000 tons, and transferred to shore.
The Director General for Strategic Studies Center of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced the support of his organization of port and maritime research projects: "The Iranian Port and Maritime History Atlas was introduced as Book of the Year 1396 (Iranian Calendar) of the Islamic Republic of Iran and commended by the Iranian President."
The Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) entertains extensive plans and measures for equipping the Iranian ports.
PIANC Yearbook 2017 has been released.
PIANC MarCom WG 161 “Interaction between Offshore Wind Farms and Maritime Navigation" has been released.
Indians were agreed to operate Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, not to receive the management of that port.
Iranian major ports will become smart within the next 3 years.
The Director General for Communication and Information Technology of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced: "Today, any business depends on communication and information technology, and managing maritime transport and ports requires smart and modern hardware and software."
Auditing the PRS Classification Society of Poland by the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) was commenced in order to authorize their activity in Iran.
The Deputy Managing Director for Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) pointed to the increased volume of different land and maritime activities in Iranian ports, and announced a lower rate of accidents in proportion.
The Ports and Maritime Director General of Mazandaran Province announced an export line for agricultural products to the Russian Federation to be established under a quadrilateral agreement.
Mr. Lars Nordrum, the Norwegian Ambassador to Iran met with Mr. Mohammad Rastad, the Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), and talked about expanding port and maritime cooperation between the two countries.
The operation of the Payment Identification and Management System (PIMACS) was commenced in the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).
Two projects for constructing storage facilities for petrochemical products in Khalij Fars Port, with a budget of 14.5 million US Dollars (USD), and a project for constructing a logistics terminal for commodities and containers in Shahid Rajaee support lands, with a budget of 11.7 million USD, were among the inaugurated projects.
During a visit to the Shahid Rajaee Port Complex on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited the equipment process of Phase II of berths in the mentioned port, and commanded the commencement of the executive operations for Phase III.
The Director General for International Agreements and Market Development of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced the maritime transport agreement between Iran and Greece to be signed by high-ranking officials of the two countries within the next months.
The Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization announced the inauguration of Phase III operations of Shahid Rajaee Port Development Plan by the Iranian President: "This project will promote the container capacity of the mentioned port to 8 million TEUs."
The ports and maritime director general of Sistan and Baluchistan province Behrooz Aghaei announced the successful implantation of the pilot project on intelligent navigation assistance signs in the port of Chabahar with the lowest cost.
The stage of gathering infrastructure and superstructure of the old internal railroads of Imam Khomeini port is being completed in order to implement the repairing project and modernize these lines.
After the efforts of local and Iranian experts for a month and half, another vessel sunken during the Iran-Iraq War was removed from the depths of Arvand Rud.
During the World Seafarer's Day Ceremony, the Ports and Maritime Director General of Bushehr Province announced: "At the time being, my province hosts over 174 thousand organize seafarers, which counts for 34 percent of the national total, and the highest provincial share."
In the ceremony for the inauguration of 19 port projects in Hormozgan Province, the Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development pointed to the conclusion of contracts worth 104 million Euros after the Nuclear Agreement, in order to purchase 12 new cranes from Germany, and elaborated: "Two of these cranes have been installed so far in Shahid Rajaee Port, and two other are being installed at present."
The Directorate General for Equipment Engineering and Supply of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced the entry of the second consignment of equipment and parts to Shahid Rajaee Port Complex and two super-post-Panamax gantry cranes for its Terminal 2 in early September 2017.
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The Port and Maritime Director General of Khoozestan Province spoke about the renovation of fleet and equipment in Imam Khomeini Port: "In the past year, we were able to conduct the project for optimizing and restoring the system for power and control of 40-ton gantry cranes, and while rebuilding four grain unloading towers, promoted their capacity by 100 percent up to their nominal capacity."
With an economic, social and environmental sustainable development approach, the Development Plan for Shahid Beheshti Port Complex in Chabahar was designed to achieve a capacity of 83 million tons in five phases. The first phase commenced with a capacity of 6 million tons in the year 2006, and is being executed with significant physical progress.
The third consignment of equipment and machineries for Phase 1 of Shahid Beheshti Port Development Plan (with a value of over 16 million Euros) entered Chabahar Port.
The Deputy Managing Director for Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) pointed to the policies for developing maritime tourism in the northern Iranian waters: "At the time being, establishing infrastructures for maritime tourism in the Caspian Sea is not aimed at economic investments, and we rather seek economical tourism in the north of the country."
In direction with cultural building and enviromental protection, a part of Chabahar port's beach was cleaned up with cooperation of Chabahar city's administrative agencies and working staff of the Sistan and Baluchistan province Administration of ports and maritime.
With the construction of 2 advanced maritime search and rescue (SAR) vessels, the project for supplying 6 SAR vessels with highest global standards would be completed.
The implentation of the plan for documentation of the ship's controling and inspection in the port of Chabahar was appreciated at the country's annual conference for the officers of ship's control and inspection
The Directorate General for Equipment Engineering and Supply of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced the construction of the newest multi-purpose oil spill response vessel (ORV).
The Director General for Information Technology and Communication of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) mentioned the past need for improved connection between Iranian ports and Tehran in terms of bandwidth and security: "A contract was therefore concluded to promote the bandwidth in the ports and connect 55 nodes, and the ports can now enjoy broadband connection."
The Director General for Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) highlighted sea-based development as one of the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which needed to be concentrated on from different angles: "One aspect of sea-based development is safe, quick and convenient transfer passengers through sea, which is of significant importance for PMO, and requires the appropriate infrastructures in terms of vessels and fleet, as well as the users' safety and comfort."
The Director General for Seafarers' Affairs and International Specialized Organizations of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced that Iran had submitted over 130 documents to the meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which included major proposals, and considered his country to be one of the 30 most influential countries at IMO.
A number of Indian, Malaysian and Turkish investment companies active in regard to producing cooking oil in Central Asian countries paid a visit to the facilities in Amirabad Port, accompanied by an Iranian counterpart.
The Deputy Managing Director for Planning and Resource Development of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) pointed to his organization's support for renovating the maritime fleet and retiring decrepit vessels: "A sum from internal resources of PMO has been deposited in banks in the form of credits of the Managed Sums Committee, so that economical facilities can be offered to interested parties in this respect."