Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.1 Port Assessment

Iran strategically leverages its geographic location to establish itself as a crucial transit hub, benefitting from its positioning between major oil-producing nations in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.

On the north is connected to the Caspian Sea which through the 3 main ports connects the country to Russia on the north, the Republic of Azerbaijan to the west, and Turkmenistan to the east. The majority of Iran's imports and exports are handled through eight important ports in the south that connect Iran to open oceans. Port of Shahid Rajaie in Bandar Abbas city is the most important port of Iran that currently is under sanction of the United States of America and as a result, there is no direct international shipping line to this port. Chabahar Port in the southeast of Iran is another important port of Iran that recently Iran has made several investments to improve the port infrastructure and make it one of the transit hubs for the neighbouring countries.


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