27th, February, 2018

Ports and Maritime Organization, No.1, Shahidi St. Haghani Highway , Vanak Sq. , Tehran , Iran.
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."
With the ratification of 63 countries, holding 68.5 percent of the global shipping fleet, the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM, 2004) on 8 September 2017.
Construction of 3 oil berths in Shahid Rajaee Port is one of the plans of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), which is under way with a credit of some 46.6 million US Dollars (USD).
A memorandum of cooperation on the construction of mini refinery of Euro 6 petrol was signed during the commemoration ceremony of the National Transportation Day between Khuzestan Province Administration of ports and maritime and Naghshe Jahan Part Refining Company.
During the unloading of a ship carrying grain at Imam Khomeini port with a total unloading of more than 31,333 tons of cargo per day, a new record was found in the history of the operation of loading and unloading of basic goods.
Imam Khomeini port in addition to participating actively in second international exhibition of transportation and related industries presented its capabilities, advantages and achievements of the industry marine transportation.
The first training course of fast rescue in country’s ports was held with the aim of increasing the operational capability of the forces of the safety and firefighting center.
During the competitions of the Khuzestan coastal football league, hosted by this large port complex, Imam Khomeini port’s team won as the champion.
During the eight months of the current year, the transit of goods from Imam Khomeini port has reached to over 1.6 million tonnes with 75 percent growth.
The International Convention of Load Line was described with the aim of promoting the scientific capabilities and knowledge of the inspection centers of country’s ports, hosted by Imam Khomeini port in December of this year.
The 34th PIANC World Congress will be held on May 7-12, 2018 at the Hotel Riu Plaza, Panama City, Panama.
During a ceremony attended by the Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development, and the Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), the family of the Late Captain Amir Janbod, master of M/V Golafrooz, was commended for his unique bravery in rescuing 8 crew members of the yacht Trekker II in severe weather and sea conditions on 3 January 2017.
The Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development announced the completion of Phase 1 in Chabahar Port and capacity promotion to 8.5 million tons.
On the sidelines of the Port States Forum parallel to the World Maritime Day in Panama, the Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development met with the Polish Minister of Marine Economy, Panamanian Minister of Maritime Affairs, and the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
4th Mediterranean Days Congress will be held on 17-19 Oct. 2018 in Seville, Spain, with moral sponsorship of the World Association of Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC).
During a meeting of the Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) met with Mr. Ricardo Martinelli, the Panamanian President, on the sidelines of the Port States Forum parallel to the World Maritime Day in Panama City.
Following the completion of the construction and operation of the storage tanks of oil products with the capacity of more than 26 thousand tons, with the private sector participation, the capacity of Imam Khomeini port was increased in storage, loading and unloading of oil products.
In the course of fire and rescue maneuver in the grain transit silo of Khomeini, the Fire Department's operational forces measured their readiness and ability in firefighting and transporting the injured from height.
The agreement of Scientific and Research Cooperation between the Khuzestan Province Administration of Ports and Maritime and Amir Kabir University (Mahshahr branch) was signed with the aim of expanding the field of scientific, research and educational cooperation
Following the welcome of merchants and goods’ owners from the optimal services for the loading and unloading of goods in Imam Khomeini port complex, the process of loading non-oil products has reached to more than 7 million tons during the eight months of this year with 19 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
With the transport of more than 2 million tons of goods through rail transport in Imam Khomeini port, the growing trend of this type of transportation continues during the eight months of the current year.
The process of localizing repairs of sensitive and intelligent electronic modules of powerful radar of the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) system was completed using internal power in Imam Khomeini Port.
The Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) was invited by Mr. Jorge Barakat Pitty, the Panamanian Minister of Maritime Affairs to attend the ceremony for World Maritime Day in Panama City, and met with Mr. Ricardo Martinelli, the Panamanian President.