Iran, Islamic Republic of

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Country Name

Iran

Official Country Name

Islamic Republic of Iran

Assessment Details

From

01.01.2023

To

01.01.2024

Name of Assessor

Yalda ASHTARI

Ehsan NOTASH

Siavash SALAMATI

Title and Position

Procurement Assistant

Contact

yalda.ashtari@wfp.org

ehsan.notash@wfp.org

 siavash.salamati@wfp.org

 

Table of Contents

Chapter Name of Assessor  Organization Date Updated 

1 Iran Country Profile

Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati

WFP January 2024
1.1 Iran Humanitarian Background Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
1.2 Iran National Regulatory Departments Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
1.3 Iran Customs Information Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024

2 Iran Logistics Infrastructure

Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.1 Iran Port Assessment Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.1.1 Iran Shahid Rajaee Port (Bandar Abbas) Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.1.2 Iran Port of Bandar Anzali Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.1.3 Iran Port of Imam Khomeini Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.1.4 Iran Port of Chabahar Shahid Beheshti Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2 Iran Aviation Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2.1 Iran Imam Khomeini International Airport Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2.2 Iran Mehrabad International Airport Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2.3 Iran Abadan International Airport Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2.4 Iran Kerman International Airport Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2.5 Iran Tabriz International Airport Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2.6 Iran Mashhad International Airport Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.2.7 Iran Bandar Abbas International Airport Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.3 Iran Road Network Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.3.1 Iran Border Crossing of Bazargan Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.3.2 Iran Border Crossing of Bilasuvar Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.3.3 Iran Border Crossing of Dogharoun Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.3.4 Iran Border Crossing of Parviz Khan Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.3.5 Iran Border Crossing of Mirjaveh Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.3.6 Iran Border Crossing of Milak Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.4 Iran Railway Assessment Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.5 Iran Waterways Assessment Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.6 Iran Storage Assessment Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
2.7 Iran Milling Assessment Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024

3 Iran Logistics Services

Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.1 Iran Fuel Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.2 Iran Transporters Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.3 Iran Manual Labour Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.4 Iran Telecommunications Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.5 Iran Food and Additional Suppliers Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.5.1 Iran Food Suppliers Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.5.2 Iran Additional Suppliers Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.6 Iran Additional Services Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
3.7 Iran Waste Management Infrastructure Assessment  Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024

4 Iran Contact Lists

Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.1 Iran Government Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.2 Iran Humanitarian Agency Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.3 Iran Laboratory and Quality Testing Company Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.4 Iran Port and Waterways Company Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.5 Iran Airport Companies Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.6 Iran Storage and Milling Company Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.7 Iran Fuel Provider Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.8 Iran Transporter Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.9 Iran Railway Company Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.10 Iran Supplier Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024
4.11 Iran Additional Services Contact List Yalda Ashtari, Ehsan Notash, Siavash Salamati WFP January 2024

5 Iran Annexes

Saeid Honaramooz WFP June-19
5.1 Iran Acronyms & Abbreviations Saeid Honaramooz WFP June-19

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 1 Country Profile

Generic Information

Iran, which is also called Persia, is officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran and is in western Asia. Adjoining Iran to the north are Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia, with Kazakhstan and Russia to the north across the Caspian Sea. Iran's east is bordered by Pakistan and Afghanistan, and its south is bordered by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. It is bordered on the west by Iraq and on the northwest by Turkey. Due to its huge area, Iran is considered to be the 18th largest country of the world. It has a total population of around 90 million, containing many different cultures and religions. Moreover, Iran has the fourth largest petroleum reserves and largest natural gas reserves. As a mountainous country, it also holds great geographical importance.

Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect facts and figures. For a generic country overview, please consult the following sources:

Wikipedia Country Information

IMF Country Information

Economist Intelligence Unit 

(*note - this is a paid service) 

Humanitarian Info

World Food Programme Iran

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Facts and Figures

Wolfram Alpha

World Bank

Population Information

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 1.1 Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Type

Occurs

Comments / Details

Drought

Yes

Iran is susceptible to drought primarily due to its geographical location and topography, characterized by arid and semiarid climates with significant desert expanses. The presence of mountain ranges, such as the Zagros and Alborz Mountains, obstructs moist air masses, leading to low precipitation levels in central and eastern regions. The country's diverse climates include arid, semiarid, and cold desert types, with the central plateau experiencing extremes in temperature. Iran faces water resource challenges exacerbated by population growth, agricultural demands, and overexploitation, contributing to groundwater depletion and heightened drought risks.

Earthquakes

Yes

In the UNDP's report on reducing disaster risk, Iran is ranked number one in the list of countries with the largest average number of earthquakes per year with a magnitude equal to or greater than 5.5 on the Richter scale. It is also ranked one of the highest in terms of relative vulnerability and also in terms of the number of people killed per year as a result of earthquakes. The seismicity of Iran and its general vulnerability to earthquakes have been graphically and catastrophically illustrated by the Bam earthquake in December 2003, in which thousands of people were killed, and in the May 2004 earthquake in the Alborz Mountains, an event that magnitude equal to or greater than 5.5 on the Richter shook Tehran and produced 155 aftershocks in three days. The particular geological setting of Iran means that it is particularly prone to shallow (<10 km deep) earthquakes. In recent years, there have been some major earthquakes hit the north-west of Iran (Azerbaijan province) and south-east (Sistan & Baluchistan province). An earthquake registered 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred in Sistan & Baluchistan province in south-eastern Iran in April 2013. In November 2017, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred on the Iran-Iraq border which had 600 casualties on the Iran and Iraq side.

In January 2023, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck hit the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan province. Approximately 70 villages were reported to have damage. The affected area witnessed damage to buildings and infrastructure, along with power outages in certain neighborhoods.

Epidemics

Yes

Iran was one of the first countries that face the COVID-19 epidemic. As of 28 February 2022, Iran has reported more than 6.6 million cases and approximately 140,000 deaths.

 

Extreme Temperatures

Yes

Iran is renowned for its diverse climate, and various regions experience extreme temperatures during the summer season (25 June–25 August). One notable area with extremely high temperatures is the Lut Desert, also known as Dasht-e Lut. Located in south-eastern Iran, the Lut Desert has recorded some of the highest ground temperatures on Earth. In 2005, NASA's Aqua satellite recorded surface temperatures in the Lut Desert as high as 70.7 degrees Celsius.

Furthermore, several southern parts of Iran, including cities like Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, and Abadan, are characterized by extremely high temperatures during the summer months. These areas, located along the Persian Gulf, experience scorching weather influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf, leading to hot and humid conditions. The city of Bandar Abbas, located in the province of Hormozgan, and Bushehr, along with Abadan in the Khuzestan Province, are known for their challenging climates, making summers particularly intense in terms of heat.

Flooding

Yes

Torrential rain and storms cause floods in most parts of Iran each year. It mostly causes severe damage to the villages, access roads, infrastructures of cities, agricultural lands & farms. The last flash flood occurred in Kerman province and affected the major cities of the province and caused damage to the villages. More than 2000 people relocated and most of the infrastructures were fully damaged.

Heavy rains and flash flooding that began in March 2019 have affected 23 of 31 provinces across Iran. The flooding has killed 70 people and injured 613 people according to the authorities. It is estimated that 12.5 million people have been affected. Initial information indicates that 170,000 people in two provinces have been displaced. While information regarding humanitarian needs is still limited, the most affected sectors are reportedly in water, sanitation and hygiene, health, shelter, and agriculture.

Flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in July 2022 have led to deaths and injuries in Imamzadeh Davood, a shrine in north-western Tehran.

The ongoing rainfall since mid-July has caused widespread floods and landslides across 26 provinces, resulting in at least 95 deaths, 200 missing, and numerous injuries.  The Iranian Red Crescent Society has assisted over 78,000 affected individuals, transported 3,562 to safety, and provided emergency shelter to more than 11,212 people. Floodwaters have impacted 1,428 villages, disrupted 162 transportation routes, and destroyed over 20,000 homes.

Insect Infestation

Yes

Each year Iran faces Lucas invasion to the provinces in south of Iran. Between 400 to 600 thousand hectares of Iran lands gets affected by the Lucas attack.

Wildfires

Yes

Wildfires in several natural habitats of Iran each year destroys thousands of hectares of Iran jungles. From 2011 to 2018 near 125,000 hectares of Iran jungles are destroyed by fire.

Furthermore, during 2011 to 2021, more than 22,100 incidents of wildfires occurred in the country's forests and grasslands. Many of the wildfires in the country's forest areas have occurred accidentally and due to human negligence.

High Winds

Yes

Every year, During Spring (Feb – end of April) there are seasonal high winds in south-eastern parts of Iran especially Sistan - Balouchistan province near to the Pakistan border and southern parts of Kerman. 

Other Comments

 

Man-Made Issues

Civil Strife

 Yes

From 2018 to 2021, follow to deteriorating of economic condition, several protests happened against the expensive living costs and unfair payment conditions. Most of the protests were peaceful but in several cases, it also turned to civil unrest.

In September 2022, protests erupted in Iran after the death of a girl called  Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested for violating the hijab law.  Demands for increased women's rights drove the unrest for several months.
 

International Conflict

Yes

After the exit of the US from JCPOA in May 2018, the international relations of Iran with Western countries deteriorated and in 2019 and 2020 resulted in several conflicts between Iran and US.
In 2021 after the US presidential election, Iran and JCPOA members started a new session of negotiations for the revival of JCPOA.

The deadly bombing in Kerman City, targeting a commemorative ceremony for Qasem Soleimani, occurred on January 3, 2024, marking the fourth anniversary of Soleimani's death. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group (IS), resulted in some fatalities and numerous injuries.

Following the terrorist attacks of Kerman in 2024, Iran launched missile strikes on neighboring Pakistan and Iraq, drawing condemnations from both countries and heightening concerns of escalating tensions in the Middle East

On January 18, 2024, Pakistan conducted military strikes inside Iran, targeting Baloch militants in the city of Saravan. The strikes resulted in Iranian officials reporting the deaths of nine foreign nationals, including women and children. The following day, Pakistan's caretaker prime minister, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, announced the restoration of normal diplomatic relations with Iran.

Internally Displaced Persons

Yes

Iran faces severe challenges related to water resources, including rising demand, salinization, groundwater overexploitation, and increased drought frequency. The ongoing drought has placed 2 to 20 million people at high to medium risk of drought-related impacts. In recent years and lack of water in the villages has resulted in lots of families leaving villages and moving to main cities. It is expected that in the next 30 years, lots of people will leave the south and southeast of Iran due to drought.  

Refugees Present

Yes

Iran hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world, the majority of whom come from Afghanistan. Around 780,000 registered Afghan refugees and another 2.6 million who are either undocumented or have received a headcount laissez-passer live in Iran. 96% of Afghan refugees live in urban areas, while the other 4% live in approximately 20 refugee settlements across the country. Among all Afghans in Iran, 500,000–1,000,000 arrived in the country after the Taliban takeover in August 2021.

In recent years, the Iranian Government has slowly introduced policies to increase the provision and renewal of Amayesh cards. Amayesh cards grant registered refugees conditional freedom of movement, temporary work permits, and access to the national education and healthcare systems. Primary healthcare is available for free for both refugees and undocumented people. Amayesh cardholders can also access Iran’s Universal Public Health Insurance Scheme. All children in Iran have access to primary and secondary education regardless of their status.

In April 2022, the Iranian Ministry of Interior conducted a headcount of all undocumented Afghan nationals in Iran. The provision of headcount laissez-passers was initially valid until 22 October 2022 but has been extended until 20 April 2023

Landmines / UXO Present

Yes

In areas near the border of Iran-Iraq. There are landmines remaining from the 1980s during the Iran/Iraq war. 

Most of Iran’s estimated 16 million landmines lie in the Iranian provinces bordering Iraq – Ilam, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Kurdistan, and West Azerbaijan.

Other Comments

 

 

For a more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters Country Profile.

 

Seasonal Effects on Logistics Capacities

Seasonal Effects on Transport

Transport Type

Time Frame

Comments / Details

Primary Road Transport

November to February 

The mountainous regions in the northern and western parts of the country are affected by snowfalls. This increases the risk of accidents and slows down traffic. During that season the vehicles are equipped with chains, which are used if and when necessary. The road maintenance services are equipped with snowploughs. 

Secondary Road Transport

November to February

Roads leading to Afghan & Iraqi refugee camps are affected by snowfalls. Tehran-Qazvin-Zanjan-Tabriz highway (the main route to the west-northwest of Iran) is mostly covered by snow during the wintertime. Furthermore, the side roads, destined for the refugee settlements in the west of Iran (Uromiyeh-Kermanshah/Zanjan-Sardasht), are also affected by the cold weather of winter

Rail Transport

May to August

Lack of wagons due to less importation of cotton from CIS countries to Iran. During Sep to April more wagons are available. Also, during the Iranian New Year (March) there might be wagon congestion or less availability of wagons. Priority is being given to passengers rather than cargo.

Air Transport

25 Sep to end of October (Hadj period)

The whole year for Najaf

Tehran has two main airports, Mehrabad and Imam Khomeini (IKA). Mehrabad is located inside Tehran and is used for domestic flights and Hadj. IKA is used for international flights. During Hadj time there is congestion in Mehrabad Airport and recently in IKA (Imam Khomeini Airport) for airlines to Najaf. 

Waterway Transport

 

N/A

 

One of the main transit highways is from the southern ports (Bandar Abbas, Shahid Rajaiee Port) to Tehran. This main road starts from Bandar Abbas and passes through Kerman, Yazd, and Isfahan and reaches Tehran at the northern side of Iran. Most cargo transit via this road (from port to customs and visa-versa) and during the Iranian new year (March) there is a congestions of trucks. In addition, this situation is similar in most roads and provinces based on holiday travels of the Iranian population (Especially to the north of Iran to the Caspian Sea).

 

As a Muslim country there are several travels to holy shrines via the two main airports of Tehran. Mehrabad as a domestic airport is in congestion for travellers to Mashhad (one of the main provinces in Iran the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza is located there).  

 

Seasonal Effects on Storage and Handling

Activity Type

Time Frame

Comments / Details

Storage

 

No effects

Handling

 

No effects

Other

   

 

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

The strengths in national capacity include the Comprehensive Plan of Relief and Rescue and institutions such as the Disaster Task Forces, the “auxiliary provinces”, and the existing role/responsibility framework. 

In 2008 under the new National Disaster Management Law passed by the Parliament, the National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO) was formed in order to utilize the national, regional, and local capacities to cope with the disasters triggered by natural hazards as well as creating an integrated management system for planning and coordinating executive activities in a cohesive manner.
To achieve concentrated information dissemination and supervision over different phases of disaster management as well as recovery of disaster-stricken areas has been another objective of the establishment of NDMO. 

The objectives of NDMO are to be achieved by utilizing the entire required potentials and means about ministries, governmental and public institutions and private sector, banks, insurance companies, military forces, non–governmental institutes, Islamic councils, municipalities, public associations, and organizations under the auspices of the Supreme Leader of the country.

To coordinate the activities of the organizations and institutions affiliated with the legislative, executive, and judiciary organs, the Armed Forces, and the other institutions and agencies for enacting regulations and standards governing the four phases of disaster management, the Supreme Council of the National Disaster Management Organization is formed. The Supreme  Council is chaired by the President of the country and its membership includes 13 Ministers, the Mayor of Tehran, Commander of Armed Forces, one of the deputies of the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (the Parliament), First deputy of the Judiciary, Heads of Management and Planning Organization, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation, Head of Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini Relief Committee, Head of State Meteorological Organization, Head of Housing Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, as well as the Head of  NDMO.

A Disaster Management Coordination Council has been also formed under the chairmanship of the National Disaster Management Organization Head and membership of the representatives deputizing the related organizations and organs in order to coordinate activities regarding the four phases of disaster management including prevention and risk reduction, preparedness, emergency response and recovery.

Disaster Management Coordination Council at provincial level is formed under the chairmanship of Governor Generals and Governors in the provinces and cities respectively. Its membership includes the entire related organizations.

Tehran Disaster Management Organization (TDMO), affiliated to the Municipality of Tehran, is the focal point for managing and coordinating all those issues related to the probable natural disasters threatening city of Tehran. There are 300 neighbourhood established in all 22 districts of Tehran as the evacuation places for the state of emergency.

 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Iran Government Contact List.

 

Humanitarian Community

Ministries: Each ministry based on its mandate is the custodian to provide the humanitarian services to the public. Ministries have an international affair section that are responsible for coordinating the humanitarian projects with UN agencies and INGOS.

NDMO: National Disaster Management Organisation is the custodian of responding to disasters.
In case of necessity, it will coordinate the humanitarian support between different national organisations such as IRCS, military forces, NGOs and also international aids that would be provided by UN and INGOs.

IRCS: Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran is currently the country's main humanitarian organisation and one of 190 members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It has branches in the entire country, and it is the first responder to disasters. It has thousands of human recourses consisting of hundreds of volunteers and it has a well-equipped fleet consisting of different types of cars, trucks and helicopters. International humanitarian organisations have a close collaboration with IRCS and in the time of natural disasters, usually international in-kind donations would be submitted to IRCS or would be handed over to beneficiaries by the support of IRCS.

UN agencies: Resident Coordinator office in Tehran as the head of the country team (UNCT), the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) guides and supports the work of the UNCT, ensuring effective coordination and cooperation within the mandates of each UN entity. UNHCR is the biggest UN agency in Iran with the main office in Tehran and sub offices in Kerman, Shiraz and Mashhad cities. The rest of the UN agencies only have one office in Tehran. Coordination of humanitarian projects for UN agencies is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and based on the nature of each project and with the facilitation of MFA, they would be connected to each ministry. The current list of UN entities in Iran includes: FAO, IOM, OCHA, UN-HABITAT, UNAIDS, UNAMA, UNAMI, UNDP, UNDSS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNIC, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, WFP and WHO.

ICRC: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran works in partnership with the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and other Iranian organizations and bodies in the fields of tracing, physical rehabilitation, and international relief efforts.

INGOS: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Relief International (RI), and INTERSOS are the three main international NGOs in Iran that provide different humanitarian supports to refugees and local people in Iran.

BAFIA: The Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) works as part of the Ministry of Interior and is responsible for management and coordination of all affairs that are related to refuges, including the international helps. All UN agencies and INGOs that are providing humanitarian support for refugees, will be coordinated by BAFIA.

NOM:  The National Organization of Migration (NoM) in Iran is a government agency tasked with addressing immigration issues. Its functions include policy development and technical cooperation to support the Iranian government in managing migration effectively, collaborating with UN Agencies and INGOs. NoM facilitates assisted voluntary returns for vulnerable migrants and refugees.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 1.2 Regulatory Departments and Quality Control

Regulatory Departments

The main regulatory bodies in Iran that are dealing with the commercial businesses and movements of the goods are I.R. Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Iranian National Tax Administration (INTA), Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), Iran Civil Aviation Organization (CAOIRI), Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) and Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade (MIMT).

 

I.R. Iran Customs Administration (IRICA)

The Customs of Iran is a government organization subordinated to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, which, as the country's economic frontier, plays a pivotal and coordinating role in the country's entry and exit points and is responsible for implementing customs law and other export and import laws and regulations. It is also responsible for transit of goods and collection of import duties and customs duties and related taxes and technical requirements and trade facilitation.

https://irica.ir/index.php?newlang=eng

 

Iranian National Tax Administration (INTA)

Undertaking all matters related to the implementation of all types of direct and indirect taxes and all stages related to the identification of taxpayers, filing and preparation of tax identification, tax claims and resolving tax disputes and receiving taxes in the usual way or from Through executive operations (such as customs office) and other matters related to taxes within the framework of tax laws and other current laws of the country.

https://www.intamedia.ir/en

           

Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO)

RMTO is responsible for establishing policies and planning for highways and road transport and establishing executive coordination between different sub-sectors. Preparation of rules and regulations regarding domestic and international transportation affairs and road transport. Issuance of activity licenses for road transport companies and other licenses and necessary licenses in domestic and international transportation activities and providing the necessary arrangements to facilitate transit and export affairs. RMTO is also responsible for all different types of road construction, maintenance and related infrastructures.

https://www.rmto.ir/en

 

Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO)

PMO is responsible for construction, maintenance and management of ports and commercial maritime affairs of the country. It is also responsible for preparation, regulation and implementation of ports, maritime and commercial shipping regulations according to the relevant laws. Office of unloading and loading and transportation of goods in the ports and warehousing in the country's are managed by PMO.

https://www.pmo.ir/en/home

 

Iran Civil Aviation Organization (CAOIRI)

CAO is Iran's civil aviation agency. It is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Iran. The organization was established in July 1946 and its headquartered at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.

The CAOIRI responsibilities are:

  • Iran's skies Rules and Regulation
  • Professional and private pilots
  • Licensed aircraft engineers
  • Air traffic controllers
  • Airlines
  • Licensed aerodromes
  • Organisations involved in the design (DO), production (PO), continuing airworthiness management (CAMO) and maintenance (AMO) of aeronautical products
  • Organisations involved in the training of pilot (ATO), air traffic controller and maintenance engineer (MTO)
  • Aircraft registered in Iran
  • Aero-Medical Centres (AeMC)

 

 https://www.cao.ir/web/english

 

Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA)

The Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture is an Iranian non-profit organization that works with government agencies to establish coordination and cooperation between traders, owners of industries and government bodies. Government and private sector representatives attend the chamber's meetings. ICCIMA also cooperates with the government agencies and affiliated or government-controlled institutions, as well as municipalities, by providing advice for establishing trade related the rules and regulations. Two important responsibilities of ICCIMA are Review and arbitration on domestic and foreign trade issues of members through the Arbitration Center of the Chamber and validation of the certificate of origin, which guarantees the validity of the quality and specifications of the exported goods.

http://en.iccima.ir/

 

Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade (MIMT)

This ministry is responsible for formulating and implementing industrial and trade policies in Iran. It plays a crucial role in regulating commercial activities, including issues related to manufacturing, exports, and imports.

https://www.mimt.gov.ir/

 

 

Quality control departments

Any good that is going to be produced or imported to the country, based on the nature of the goods, will be subjected to certain type of quality control from different regulatory departments. The main bodies for this purpose are Iran National Standards Organization (INSO) for processed food and non-food products, Food and Drug Administration of Iran (FDA) for pharmaceutical and processed food products, Plant Protection Organization (PPO) for non-processed agricultural products and pesticides, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO) for non-processed animal products, Communication Regulatory Authority of The I.R. Iran for communicational equipment, National Medical Device Directorate I.R. Iran for medical equipment.

 

Iran National Standards Organization (INSO)

The National Organization of Standards of Iran compiles laws and rules related to standards and implements and supervises them. INSO has a governmental structure as a subset of the Presidential Institution. Four main responsibilities of INSO are including:

1- Standardization

2- Metrology

3- Certification

4- Conformity assessment

All processed foods and non-food items that are going to be produced locally or be imported to the country need INSO conformity certificate.

http://isiri.gov.ir/en/portal/home/?331765/ISIRI-Portal

 

Food and Drug Administration of Iran (FDA)

The responsibility for this organization lies with the Deputy Minister of Food and Drugs of the Ministry of Health. Below are some of the main responsibilities of this organisation:

  • Determining, compiling and announcing the rules, characteristics and regulations related to import, export, preparation, production, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and destruction of the mentioned materials, products and products.
  • Determining, compiling and announcing criteria and characteristics related to evaluation and control over the programs and services of pharmaceutical, food, beverage, cosmetic, health, medical supplies and equipment, and packing and toy items.
  • Issuance, extension and temporary and permanent revocation of licenses of manufacturing, importing, maintaining, transporting, supplying and distributing pharmaceutical, food, beverage, cosmetic, health, medical and non-consumable medical equipment and supplies.
  • Issuance of health licenses and permits for the manufacture and import of the mentioned materials, products and items.

https://www.fda.gov.ir/

 

Plant Protection Organization (PPO)

This organization works under the management of the ministry of agriculture and it’s main goal is to protect the country from the entry, establishment and distribution of quarantine pests and diseases by adopting appropriate measures and policies. Below are some of the most important responsibilities of this organization:

  • Close monitoring of the importation of unprocessed unprocessed plant products and prevent the import or quarantine the products if necessary.
  • Planning and establishing coordination in joint and effective national, regional and international measures to prevent the spread and entry of plant pests and plant and garden products into pollution-free areas.
  • Effective monitoring and management to prevent the spread and entry of pests and plant products into the country and promote appropriate measures to control them and regulate plans and programs to prevent the spread and transmission of pests.

https://ppo.ir/en-US/DouranPortal/1/page/Home

 

Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO)

This organization works under the management of the ministry of agriculture and it’s main goal is to provide health and animal welfare, control, prevention of animal diseases, providing and guaranteeing the health of animal products and prevention and fight against common human and animal diseases. Below are some of the main responsibilities of IVO:

  • Policy-making, planning, monitoring and enforcing health and quarantine and biosafety regulations for the entry and exit and transport of livestock and livestock products (national and international) and the issuance of related health permits.
  • Policy-making, planning and monitoring to ensure animal health through control, prevention and eradication of infectious and quarantine livestock diseases.
  • Sanitary inspection and quality control of animal feed products from production to distribution.
  • Policy-making, planning, monitoring and enforcing health and quarantine standards and biosecurity in living, breeding and keeping environments and related facilities.

https://int.ivo.ir/

 

Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) of The I.R. Iran

CRA established in 2003 under the management of Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.The aim of CRA is to execute governmental and supervision of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in the sector of Radio and Communication Regulatory so that as a supervisory foundation, it could pave the grounds for competitive market of telecommunication and increment, promotion and optimization of service quality.

  • Issuance of activity and exploitation license for the provision (production or import) of any telecommunication, postal and information technology services, including terms, conditions and how to compensate for non-implementation within the framework of the Commission's approvals.
  • Formulation and proposal of national standards related to communications and information technology in the country to the relevant authorities and application of standards, rules and quality control systems and approval of equipment samples in providing services and development and operation of telecommunication, postal and information technology networks in the country.
  • Regulation, management and control of the country's frequency space and approval of rules and criteria for optimal use of frequency and monitoring and governance of the national frequency spectrum within the framework of the Law on Duties and Powers of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

https://www.cra.ir/en/enhome

 

National Medical Device Directorate I.R. Iran

National Medical Device Directorate is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the authenticity, quality and safety of medical, dental and laboratory devices and licensing the applicants for various actions and processes in the field of production, import, export, distribution, supply and after-sales services National Medical Device Directorate, in order to carry out its institutional mission, acts in alignment with various agencies.

- Planning to evaluate and improve the performance of medical devices.

- Certify licenses and Scope identity certificates to companies and medical device Operators (manufacturers, exporters, importers, distributors and guilds)

- supervising the entrance and discharge of medical, dental and laboratory devices.

- supervising the production and export of medical, dental and laboratory equipment including:

- Supervision and inspection of the price and distribution, supply, consumption, use and maintenance of medical devices and supplies.

- Networking and communication to exchange information and experiences between government and non-governmental sectors for the creation and exploitation of business opportunities.

http://imed.ir/DefaultEN

For more information on regulatory departments and quality control laboratories’ contact details, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.3 Laboratory and Quality Testing Company Contact List.

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 1.3 Customs Information

Duties and Tax Exemption

For last updated contact information of Iran custom office contact information, please refer to the Iran custom office website via http://www.irica.gov.ir.

 

I.R. Iran Customs Administration is a government organization under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance which plays a vital role as protector of the country's economic borders and coordinator at entry and exit gates of the country and is responsible for executing customs laws and regulations related to export, import, transit and collecting duties and customs taxes and presenting technical requirements and facilitating the trade in the country.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, in order to perform its legal tasks determines about the levels of required executive units in accordance with volume and kind of activity. I.R. Iran customs administration consists of customs headquarters and executive customs.

Customs Clearance procedure is free of charge and tariffs for all UN Agencies in Iran. WFP has an agreement with Ministry of Foreign Affair (MFA) and Bureau of Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA Ministry of Interior) that all food commodities imported to Iran for via WFP as humanitarian assistance are free of all customs charges and tariffs. The authorized governmental section is Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) responsible for all clearances at the ports for WFP cargos.

For all imported commodities, consignments should have Packing lists, health certificates, Phytosanitary Certificate, Certificate of Origin, Weight Certificate, Fumigation Certificate,  and Radioactivity measurement certificate, shelf life (Certificate of crop year) and Commercial invoice.   Sampling is done by custom authorities in the presence of WFP Superintendent and various tests are made to ensure that cargo is in line with declared documents and in line with national import standards. Depending on the results of the initial test and probable need for more testing if cargo in non-conforming, clearance can take between 45- 75 days, generating high demurrage costs for the government.

Emergency Response:

In the following table, state which of the following agreements and conventions apply to the country and if there are any other existing ones

Agreements / Conventions Description

Ratified by Country?

(Yes / No)

WCO (World Customs Organization) member

Yes, 16-10-1959

Annex J-5 Revised Kyoto Convention

Yes, 23-02-2016

OCHA Model Agreement

Yes, Date n/a

Tampere Convention (on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations)

No

Regional Agreements (on emergency/disaster response, but also customs unions, regional integration)

n/a

Exemption Regular Regime (Non-Emergency Response): 

In accordance with Article 3 of Chapter 1 (exemptions), section 9 (Exemptions and prohibitions) of Iran customs law, all the cargoes that are going to be used by UN agencies or Specialized institutions affiliated with them and also the cargoes that are to be used by the UN staff and experts, in the frame of Convention on Benefits and Immunities of UN, resulted on 4 March 1974 and immunities of UN professional agencies dated 11 March 1974, with the decision of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Iran Customs office, are exempted from import duties and tax. Regular customs clearance at all entry points are required. Iranian Red Crescent Society has been mandated by Iranian Parliament to do the customs formalities and clear the relief items on behalf of international organizations.

Organizational Requirements to obtain Duty Free Status

United Nations Agencies

UN agencies are paying 9% VAT (RC is following up with MFA for reimbursement of VAT to UN agencies)

WFP specific information on the Exemption Regular Regime can be found in the following document: Exemption Regular Regime for WFP - Flowchart

Non Governmental Organizations

  Same as UN agencies

Exemption Certificate Application Procedure: 

Duties and Taxes Exemption Application Procedure

Generalities (include a list of necessary documentation)

  • In emergency situations, WFP needs to send a request for exemption to Ministry of Interior including the exact specifications of the goods that WFP will be importing to the country and distributing to the event location. The request should also explain the purpose of the import, the exact specifications of the goods, how it will be shipped and where it will be distributed.
  • After approval, the Ministry of Interior will send the exemption letter to WFP and Islamic Republic of Iran's Customs Administration.
  • Islamic Republic of Iran's Customs Administration will forward the letter to the relative customs offices through the country.
  • UN representative should be presented in each customs office to clear the goods out of the customs.
  • The whole procedure, starting from submission of request to obtaining the exemption letter will approximately take one week.

Special attention has to be paid to U.S.A. donations coming to Iran due to political issues. Prior agreement should be reached with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the details of consignments on a case by case basis.

Process to be followed (step by step or flowchart)

 

Exemption Certificate Document Requirements

Duties and Taxes Exemption Certificate Document Requirements (by commodity)

 

Food

NFI (Shelter, WASH, Education)

Medicines

Vehicle & Spare Parts

Staff & Office Supplies

Telecoms Equipment

Invoice

Original, 1 copy, applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN UN/NGOs

AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Packing Lists

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Original applies to UN/NGOs

Other Documents

Certificate of Origin, Health, Radioactive, GMO, Phyto & Crop year certificates

 

 

Advance notification should be sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval and related permissions should be obtained prior to order/arrival of any vehicles for import and/or transit.

 

WFP must obtain approval of Ministry of Telecommunication and it should be channelled through Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to import/transit of any telecommunication equipment

Additional Notes

All humanitarian relief consignments are exempted from customs duties/taxes/fees in Iran.

Regular customs clearance at all entry points is required. When the consignee is a specialized U.N. agency, the cargo is recognized as humanitarian and is exempted from the applicable customs duties and levies. These formalities are done at the customs office of entry ports and the customs inspector evaluates the cargoes and relevant values.

 

Customs Clearance

General Information 

Customs Information

Document Requirements

INSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY IMPORT MUST BE INDICATED IN THE INVOICE, THE RECEIVER MUST DEPOSIT A GUARANTEE BEFORE THE CUSTOMS

Embargoes

NONE

Prohibited Items

DRUGS, PROTECTED SPECIES, IMITATION AND COUNTERFEIT MATERIAL, ALCOHOLIC AND SPIRITS

General Restrictions

Attention should be paid to US donations coming through Iran due to political issues. Advance permission should be obtained from MFA for any US cargo destined to Iran or in transit through Iran. All food commodities must be Halal

Customs Clearance Document Requirements

Customs Clearance Document Requirements (by commodity)

 

Food

NFI

(Shelter, WASH, Education)

Medicines

Vehicle

&

Spare Parts

Staff

& Office Supplies

Telecoms Equipment

D&T Exemption Certificate

Exemption Letter related to the cargo

 

Exemption Letter related to the cargo

Exemption Letter related to the cargo

Exemption Letter related to the cargo

Exemption Letter related to the cargo

Exemption Letter related to the cargo

Invoice

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Packing Lists

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

Phytosanitary Certificate

Original, 1 copy, applies to both UN and NGO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Other Documents

Certificate of Origin, Health, Radioactive, GMO & Crop year certificates Iran Standard Institute will take sample of the food commodities. The specifications of the food consignments should be according to government’s minimum acceptable specification.

n/a

n/a

Advance notification should be sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval and related permissions should be obtained prior to order/arrival of any vehicles for import and/or transit.

n/a

WFP must obtain approval of Ministry of Telecommunication and it should be channelled through Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to import/transit of any telecommunication equipment

Additional Notes

Every single item that arrives in the customs should have original shipping document issued by the owner to the customs as an introduction note which is called the Declaration Note. The declaration note is indicating the full details of the good as well as the owner of the consignment and should be attached to the original documents where the details are stated and the whole package should be submitted to the customs.

Bill of lading is the document where the full specification of the owner is stated and the owner holding this document will be known as the owner of the consignment.

  • Original packing list with details of the goods packaging
  • Original invoice to have the value of the consignment arrived in the customs
  • Original insurance certificate. In case the consignment is not holding the insurance note then the customs will automatically issue the insurance which is called local insurance and means that any damages to the consignment inside the customs will be covered by the insurance company.

Transit Regime

The customs clearance for cargo in transit is less complicated than the local imported cargo, as the customs authority’s responsibility is to make sure of the safe passage of the in-transit cargo from the entry point up to the departure point, all cargo in transit is submitted to convoy fees and escort arrange (if required) by the customs. The cargo document should indicate clearly the statement of (Cargo in Transit to – name of final destination country).

When necessary to put any levies on the foreign transit goods "the state's transport and terminals organization" will consider the matter and with due regard to the reciprocal action of other countries towards transit goods of the Islamic republic of Iran, will submit the appropriate proposal for such levies to "the high council of transport co-ordination" to be approved by the council of ministers.  Foreign transit goods are exempt from obtaining laboratory views and licenses from the Iranian Standard Organization. However, in cases of strong suspicion, customs reserve the right to defer to laboratory judgment without objection.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2 Logistics Infrastructure

Overview 

Iran has a diverse and well-connected logistics infrastructure. The country features an extensive road network, efficient railways, and major ports like Bandar Abbas and Shahid Rajaee Port facilitating maritime trade. Tehran's airports, particularly Imam Khomeini International Airport, serve as crucial hubs for air cargo. Customs procedures have been undergoing digitalization to streamline clearance processes, and Iran's participation in regional trade agreements impacts logistics. The presence of distribution centers, warehouses, and Free Trade Zones supports storage and distribution activities. Efforts to integrate digital technologies aim to enhance efficiency and real-time tracking. However, economic sanctions and the need for continuous infrastructure maintenance challenge the sector's development.

Road Infrastructure

According to the latest statistics published by the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), a summary of the country's roads up to the year 2022 is as follows.

ROAD TYPE

LENGTH (KM)

Freeway

2,813

Highways

20,312

Main Roads

26,012

Arterial Roads

34,633

Transit Roads

25,325

Rural Roads

134,243

 

Railway 

Trains operated on 14,078 Km (8,747 mi) of railroad track. The country’s major port of entry is Bandar-Abbas on the Strait of Hormuz. After arriving in Iran, imported cargos are distributed throughout the country by trucks and freight trains. The Tehran-Bandar-Abbas railroad opened in 1995, connects Bandar-Abbas to the railroad system of Central Asia via Tehran and Mashhad. Other major ports include Bandar e-Anzali and Bandar e-Torkeman on the Caspian Sea and Khorramshahr and Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni on the Persian Gulf. Chabahar-Zahedan railway is the most important under-construction railway project in Iran the first phase will connect Chabahar port to Zahedan city and then to Milak border with Afghanistan and on the second phase will connect Zahedan city to Sarakhs border with Turkmenistan.

Recent railway constructions in Iran include the "Mianeh-Bostanabad" railway (44 km), the "Zahedan-Khash" railway (154 km), the "Rasht-Anzali" railway (37 km), and the "Mianeh-Ardabil" railway (175 km).

 

Iran Aviation  

Iran has several private and public airline companies in operation. The oldest is the Iranian Airways Company, founded in 1944 (known as Iran Air since 1961). As of June 2009, Iranian planes fly 45 international flight routes. Most of the fleet of Iranian airlines today consist of old airplanes that is due to the international sanctions that prevents Iran from purchasing new aircraft to update its fleet.

As of 2013, Iran had 319 airports which made Iran the 22nd country in the world with most airports. Almost all the main cities in Iran have airports and more than 20 of the airports have international flights. Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran has the most international flights and is the Iran’s biggest airport.

Iran Ports   

Iran on the north is connected to 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 import, and export are handling through eight important ports on the south that connects 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 United States of America and as a result there is no direct international shipping line to this port. Chabahar Port on the south east 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. 

 

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.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.1.1 Port of Bandar Abbas (Shahid Rajaee)

Port Overview

This port is located 32 kilometers west of Bandar Abbas city, at the northern shore of the Strait of Hormoz and Qeshm Island. The area of Shahid Rajaee Complex is 2400 acres which includes 3 basins with a depth of 13 to 17 meters. The services offered at this port include containers, general cargo, bulk cargo, oil products, edible oil, bunkering, minerals, storage, etc.  

The Port of Shahid Rajaee is connected to Tehran and to other cities of the country by road, railroad, and airlines. The temperature range during the year is +10 to + 46 degrees centigrade. The humidity range during the year is 20% to 95%.

Port website: Shahid Rajaee Port 

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Islamic Republic of Iran 

Province or District

Hormozgan  

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Bandar Abbas - 32km

Port's Complete Name

Shahid Rajaee 

Latitude

27° 8' 27" N 

Longitude

56° 12' 24" E 

Managing Company or Port Authority

Ports & Maritime Organization 

Management Contact Person

Mr. Hossein Abbas nejad (General Director) 

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Airport Name: Bandar Abbas Intl. Airport 

Airlines: Iran Air, Mahan Air, QeshmAir, Fly Dubay, To Dubai 

 

Port Picture

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Berth No.  

Type of Berth 

Max. Allowed Length of Ships (metres) 

Max. Draft (metres) 

1 

Oil 

230 

11.5 

2 

Oil 

220 

11.5 

3 

Oil 

200 

10.7 

4 

Multi-Tasking 

250 

12.2 

5 

Conventional

300 

13

6 

Container 

250

12.4

7 

Container 

210

11.3 

8 

Multi-Tasking 

100 

5.5 

9 

Conventional  

200 

11

10 

Conventional 

220 

10.2 

11 

Conventional 

250 

11

12 

Conventional 

300 

10.5

13 

Multi-Tasking 

300 

12.7 

14 

Conventional 

300 

13.5

15 

Conventional 

300 

12.5

16 

Conventional 

300 

10.2

17 

Conventional 

250 

10.5 

18 

Conventional 

220 

10.5 

19 

Multi-Tasking 

200 

10.2 

20 

Multi-Tasking 

185

10.1

21 

Conventional 

200

15

22 

Conventional 

220

15

23 

Conventional 

250

14

24 

Conventional 

300

15

25 

Container 

390

15

26 

Container 

350 

15

27 

Container 

350 

14.5

28 

Container 

230 

14.2

29

Container 

200

14.5

30

Conventional 

200

14.5

31

Conventional 

230

14.5

32

Conventional 

230

14.5

33

Conventional 

230

14.5

34

Conventional 

230

14.5

35

Conventional 

230

14.5

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Name of Company 

Web Address 

Tel 

Fax 

Email 

Physical address 

Shahid Rajaee Port Complex (Bandar Abbas)

https://shahidrajaeeport.pmo.ir/en/contactus

+98(761) 4514001-9

+98(761) 4514048

info@bpa.ir

Shahid Rajaee Port Complex, Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan 
Province, Iran  P.O.Box:
79171 - 83797

Kala Navgan Shargh Co.

https://www.kalanavgan.com

+98(21)22012201

+98(21)72934000

info@kalanavgan.com

5th Floor, No. 35/1 , sasan Sr., East Atefi St., Nelson Mandela BLVD, Tehran , Iran.

BETA Port and Marine Services Development Company

https://betaco.org/en/

+98-7633524720

+98-7633524718

info@betaco.org

Shahid Rajaei Complex, Bandar Abbas Aria Building, Hormozgan Region Office.P.O.Box:
7917183797

Sina sea and port development Co.

https://spmco.co/

+98(21)84308-9

+98(21)88777923

info@spmco.co

Shahid Rajaee Port,Bandar abbas - IRAN

 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

Berths, draft, and general information: 

  • Area: 2,400 hectares 
  • Location: North of Hormuz Strait 
  • Cargo Throughput: 70 million MT annually
  • Warehouse Area: 462,069 m2  
  • Container Terminal Throughput: 3 million TEUs 
  • Berths Depth: -14 m 
  • Berths Number: 35 Berths with 8.245 km Length 
  • Domestic Railway Length:
    • Existed Railway: 23.5 km
    • Under Construction Railway: 16 km 
  • Distance to Tehran: 1,350 km 
  • Distance to the Province Center (Bandar Abbas): 32 km 
  • Distance to the  Center of Bandar Abbas: 34 km 
  • Distance to Bandar Abbas Airport: 40 km  
  • Distance to Bandar Lengeh Airport: 210 km 

 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes 

January to March  

Major Import Campaigns

No 

 

Other Comments - Winds

North Winds: Predominantly blows North and North West with an average speed of 12 to 14 meters per second. Rarely reaches 17 to 21 meters per second. 

Important Winds: LEAMIR wind which normally blows in September 

This may cause inconvenience to the marine and industrial complexes. 

Other Comments - Temperature

Temperature: During Winter average air temperature 12 C ̊ , and during Summer Average 35 C ̊, but may reach up to 50 C ̊ with 99% humidity. 

Average Sea water Temperature during Winter is 18 C ̊ and during summer 34 C ̊. 

Other Comments - General Climates

Ave Max Temp: 35 ̊C and Ave Min Temp : 12  ̊C 

Max Temp Recorded: 43 ̊C and  Min Temp Recorded : 7  ̊C 

Max temp in warmest month (June-July) :50 ̊C 

Min Temp in coldest month (Dec-Jan): 6 ̊C 

Ave Humidity: 86%  and Ave number of days with dust : 87.4 days 

 

Handling Figures for 2023

Vessel Calls

NA

Container Traffic (TEUs)

1,953,310

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2023

Bulk (MT)

76,197,642 Tons

Break bulk (MT)

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please refer to the Iran PMO website. 

 

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

20

200 to 300 

10 to 15  

 

Container Berth

7

200 to 350 

11.3 to 15  

 

Silo Berth

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

 

Berthing Tugs

N/A 

 

 

 

Water Barges

N/A 

 

 

 

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

 

Exports - Bagged Cargo

 

Imports and Exports - RoRo

 

Other Imports

 

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? 

Heavy-duty handling equipments (i.e. gantry cranes) owned by the Port and Maritime Organization (PMO), but operation and all the handling affairs have been outsourced to private logistics companies within the port. Currently the two main port operators are:

    • Sina sea and port development Co.
    • BETA Co.

 

 

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes 

68

The capacity of cranes varies and there are 35 Ton, 45 Ton and 65 Ton 

Container Gantries

Yes 

18 

Panamax Liebherr ship to shore crane with 61 and 67 meters outreach.

Mobile Cranes

Yes 

14

Capacity are varied and there are 15 Ton, 80 Ton and 140 Ton 

Reachstacker

Yes 

10

45 Ton   Capacity 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

 Yes 

150

 50 ton capacity

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No.

 

 

Transtainer

Yes 

45

with a stack height of 3 to 6+1 containers

Forklifts

Yes 

250

Capacities vary from 4 ton to 20 Tons 

Container Facilities

For more information about Shahid Rajaee port facilities please refer to the port website.

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Terminal 1&2 

Terminal 1&2 

Container Freight Station (CFS)

25,000 m2 total area of Terminal 1 and 2 and main container yard is 322,000 m2

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes, within the shahid rajaei port complex there are several refrigerated container stations which owned by the private logistics companies such as Seadulf ,BACT, Kaveh Co.

Other Capacity Details

  

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

 

 

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

2,846 Reefer Plugs 

 

Emergency Take-off Capacity

N/A 

 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

N/A 

N/A 

Customs Guidance

For more information on Customs in Iran, please see the following link: 1.3 Iran Customs Information  

CLEARING AGENTS

Company Name

What categories do they treat (food, fuel, vehicles, pharmaceuticals, or all-rounders)?

Bonded/Non-bonded warehouse Capacity

Temperature controlled /Non temperature controlled

Seadulf Port and Maritime Services

All Rounders

Bonded Warehouse

 

 

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

 Shahid Bahonar Port (the Old Port) 

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Shahid Bahonar Port is one of the oldest multipurpose ports in the province and is considered one of Iran’s active ports. It is the country’s third export port, with a special status in non-oil commodity exports, as well as domestic and international cargo and passenger transportation (mostly to Dubai and Qeshm island). Its excellent geographical location provides access to global waters via the Persian Gulf, connects to international routes, and its proximity to the free zones of Qeshm and recreational islands and commercial ports of the Persian Gulf make it a strategic and unique base after the Shahid Rajaee Port Complex.
Shahid Bahonar has 12 berths and its notable feature is a draft of 10.2 meters at low tide, making it one of the deepest ports in the country after Imam Khomeini and Shahid Rajaee ports. In the past, it was the main port of Bandar Abbas and, being located within the city, attracts a large number of tourists and passengers daily, playing a significant role in the economic prosperity of the region.

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

BONDED STORAGE (STORAGE AVAILABLE BEFORE CUSTOMS)

Storage condition  

Number of Storage Facilities

Total Area

(m²)

Total volume (m³)

Handling requirement

Open air  

5

37,576

 

 

General cargo (indoor)  

10

86,400

 

 

Bagged Cargo

 

 

 

 

Temperature controlled (15 to 25 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Keep Cool (2 to 8 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Freezing Temp (minus 25 to minus 15°C)  

 

 

 

 

Ultra cold-chain temp (minus 80 to minus 60°C)

 

 

 

 

Narcotics Cage  

 

 

 

 

 

NON-BONDED STORAGE (STORAGE AVAILABLE AFTERS CUSTOMS)

Storage condition  

Number of Storage Facilities

Total Area

(m²)

Total Volume (m³)  

Handling requirement  

Open air  

 

69,120

 

 

General cargo (indoor)  

 

 

 

 

Bagged Cargo

 

 

 

 

Temperature controlled (15 to 25 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Keep Cool (2 to 8 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Freezing Temp (minus 25 to minus 15°C)  

 

 

 

 

Ultra cold-chain temp (minus 80 to minus 60°C)

 

 

 

 

Narcotics Cage  

 

 

 

 

Stevedoring

Stevedoring is managed by the government under the contracts with outsourcing companies at the port. All related stevedoring costs and tariffs are available at the port website at: Shahid Rajaee Port Tariffs of Stevedoring for General and Bulk Cargo

 

Hinterland Information

All cargo will be delivered out of port by trucks and trains after receiving the Green Papers of customs clearances. Common modes of transport include road and rail, with extensive road networks connecting the port to major cities and industrial zones. Additionally, the port has railway connections facilitating the transport of bulk goods and containers to various inland locations. Several logistics companies operate within the port, providing cargo handling, warehousing, and distribution services to ensure the smooth transportation of items to their final destinations. For UN cargoes there is no need for customs fees as the relief agencies have exempted from customs payments.

Contact information for transport companies can be found at: 4.8 Iran Transporter Contact List

Port Security

The current security and safety arrangements at Shahid Rajaee Port are robust and multifaceted, encompassing physical measures, surveillance systems, personnel identification protocols, and emergency response plans. Restricted access points, perimeter security, and regular patrols contribute to a secure environment. The use of advanced technologies, such as CCTV systems and scanning devices, enhances cargo and vessel screening.

Port State Control is considered one of the most effective methods for ensuring vessel safety, identifying non-compliant vessels, and preventing their movement. It involves the enforcement of international conventions, rules, regulations, and instructions pertaining to maritime safety and the protection of the marine environment on vessels flying foreign flags. The Iran Ports and Maritime Organization oversees both Port State Control and Flag State Control. Additionally, this organization has the responsibility of monitoring non-convention vessels (GT<500)

 

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes 

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

Police Boats

Yes 

Fire Engines

Yes 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.1.2 Port of Anzali

Port Overview

Anzali Port, situated on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea in Iran, stands out as the largest and most active port in its region. It has the 3rd rank among the ports of the country, after Imam Khomeini port and Shahid Rajaee port in terms of loading and unloading tonnage. The area of this port is 142 hectares. It has 10 jetties with 5000 tons of capacity each. The shipments departing from Azerbijan, Russia, and Turkmenistan get discharged at this port.

The Port of Anzali is 260 kilometers northwest of Tehran. Furthermore, the proximity of Anzali port to Rasht, the capital of Gilan province establishes Anzali as a prominent tourist destination within Iran, and is known as the “World Capital of Precious Caviar.”

Port Website: Website of the Port of Anzali

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Islamic Republic of Iran

Province or District

Gilan

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

The port is situated 40km away from Rasht, the provincial capital.

Port's Complete Name

Anzali Port

Latitude

37°46'66.7"N

Longitude

49°46'667"E

Managing Company or Port Authority

Port and Marine Administration of Gilan Province

Management Contact Person

Mr. Hossein Younesi

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Airport Name: Rasht Airport (35Km)

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Name of Company 

Web Address 

Tel 

Fax 

Email 

Physical address 

Aria Banader Iranian Co. (ABI)

https://abiports.com/

+98(13)44432101-4

 

info@abiports.com

No.166, Ramezani St., Mostafa Khomeini St., Ghazian, Anzali Port

Iran  P.O.Box:
4315673444 

 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

Handling Figures

Year 2023

Vessel Calls

2052

Container Traffic (TEUs)

9,153 TEU's

For further information on the Port Performance and Capacity, please select the following document:

Iran Anzali Port Additional Information

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From September to May

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other Comments

 

 

Handling Figures for 2023

Vessel Calls

 

Container Traffic (TEUs)

9,153 TEU's

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2023

Bulk (MT)

1,425,899 MT

Break bulk (MT)

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please refer to Iran PMO website. 

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

2

400

6 m

For Oil products

Container Berth

13

2,224

5 – 7 m

 

Silo Berth

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Berthing Tugs

5

   

 

Water Barges

0

   

 


For further information on Berthing Equipment and Specifications, please select the following document:

Iran Anzali Port Additional Information

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

1-9

Exports - Bagged Cargo

1-9

Imports and Exports - RoRo

1-9

Other Imports

n/a

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? 

Private sector is hanging the cargo handling affairs.

Land equipment (lift truck, reach stacker, cranes and tugmaster) owned by the private sector, and marine equipment (Hydrograph boat, dredger, barge, pilot) owned by Port Authority.

 

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes

11 units/ 10-16 MT capacity

 Yard cranes

Container Gantries

No

 n/a

 n/a

Mobile Cranes

Yes

11 units/ 35-120 MT capacity

n/a

Reachstacker

Yes

2  / 45MT capacity

n/a 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

Yes

31 / 25-65 MT capacity 

n/a 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Transtainer

n/a 

 n/a

n/a 

Forklifts

Yes

21 / 3-25 MT capacity

n/a 

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

n/a

n/a

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

n/a

n/a

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

68

68

Emergency Take-off Capacity

n/a

n/a

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

n/a

n/a

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs in I.R. Iran, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

Anzali Port has a customs office and a branch of Iran Ports and maritime organization (PMO) to handle the commercial cargo. In recent years, PMO has constructed a passenger terminal to stablish international passenger movement which is not operationalized yet.

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

In 2020, Anzali Port handled 827,309 MT of Essential goods (wheat, grain, corn, rice, edible oil, meat products and food stuffs) and 5,524 MT of metal goods.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

BONDED STORAGE (STORAGE AVAILABLE BEFORE CUSTOMS)

Storage condition  

Number of Storage Facilities

Total Area

(m²)

Total volume (m³)

Handling requirement

Open air  

1

315,000

 

 

General cargo (indoor)  

1

1015

 

 

Bagged Cargo

1

16790

 

 

Temperature controlled (15 to 25 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Keep Cool (2 to 8 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Freezing Temp (minus 25 to minus 15°C)  

 

 

 

 

Ultra cold-chain temp (minus 80 to minus 60°C)

 

 

 

 

Narcotics Cage  

 

 

 

 

 

Hinterland Information 

The hinterland of Anzali Port encompasses various provinces and cities in Iran, as well as neighboring countries such as Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Russia, which border the Caspian Sea. These regions depend on Anzali Port for the trade of goods, including commodities such as agricultural products, minerals, machinery, oil and gas products, and general merchandise.

 Port Security

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

1

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

Yes

 

For further information on safety and security affairs of the port of Anzali, please select the following document:

Iran Anzali Port Additional Information

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.1.3 Port of Imam Khomeini

Port Overview

Imam Khomeini port is located in the north-western end of the Persian Gulf, the port spans an extensive area of 11,000 hectares, offering ample space for port operations and infrastructure development. The port access is through Khoor Moosa natural channel without the need for artificial breakwaters.
It boasts impressive facilities, including a total warehouse area of 522,000 square meters and a wharve area spanning 2.1 million square meters. The port's container terminal has a substantial capacity of 700,000 TEUs, making it a significant hub for containerized cargo handling.

With 40 berth posts extending over a total length of 7 kilometers, Imam Khomeini Port provides extensive berthing space for vessels of varying sizes. The port's berths offer an average depth of 13.5 meters, ensuring accessibility for deep-draft vessels and efficient cargo handling operations. Additionally, the port features a comprehensive internal railway network spanning 120 kilometers, facilitating seamless cargo movement and connectivity between different port facilities.

 

Port Website: Website of the Port of Imam Khomeini

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Islamic Republic of Iran

Province or District

Khuzestan

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Bandar Mahshahr city

23 (km), east of Basrah.

Port's Complete Name

Bandar Imam Khomeini (BIK)

Latitude

30.44861

Longitude

49.07528

Managing Company or Port Authority

Imam Khomeini port authority

Management Contact Person

Mr. Aboutaleb Geraylou

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Mahshahr, Abadan and Ahwaz air ports at the distance of 18 km , 100 km , 110 km respectively.

Port Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Name of Company 

Website

Tel 

Fax 

Physical address 

Imam Khomeini Port Authority  

https://bikport.pmo.ir/en/home

 

+98-(615)228 2020 

+98-(615)228 2021 

Khuzestan Province-Imam Khomeini special economic zone port 

P.O.BOX:6357173691 

Petro Bar Co.

https://petrobar.ir/

+98(615) 228 2920

+98(615) 228 5716

No.210, Tohid Building, Bandar Imam Khomeini Port Complex, Iran.

 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

November to April

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other Comments

 

 

Handling Figures for 2023

Vessel Calls

 

Container Traffic (TEUs)

118,198

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)

42,491,554

Break bulk (MT)

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please refer to Iran PMO website. 

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

35

5,153

10 - 14

 

Container Berth

5

1,050

11-13

 

Silo Berth

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Berthing Tugs

11

   

 

Water Barges

3

   

 


For further information on Berthing Equipment and Specifications, please select the following document:

Iran Port of Imam Khomeini Additional Information

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

12

Exports - Bagged Cargo

12

Imports and Exports - RoRo

2

Other Imports

n/a

For further information on General Cargo Handling Berths, please select the following document:

Iran Port of Imam Khomeini Additional Information

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? 

The port is handled through following private logistics companies as port terminal operators.

  • Gulf Agency Co.
  • Kaveh Marine Co.
  • Bonyad Barandaz Co.

 

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes

48

Capacity varies from 15 to 90 tons.

Container Gantries

Yes

4

40 ton capacity

Mobile Cranes

Yes

15

Capacity varies from 25 to 550tons.

Reachstacker

Yes

3

45 ton

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

Yes

154

35 tons

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

n/a

n/a

 

Transtainer

Yes

5

40 tons

Forklifts

Yes

115

Capacity varies from 5 to 30tons.

Container Facilities

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The container terminal was established in 1976 and is considered to be one of the most important terminals at BIK Port. It has 5 berths with a total length of 1050 meters and an average draft of 11 - 13 meters. The container yard (CY) area is equipped by transtainer capable of an arrangement of 6 containers in width and 4 in height with a designated access way for load and discharge.

 

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

   

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

300

 

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

300

 

Emergency Take-off Capacity

n/a

 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

n/a

n/a

Customs Guidance

At Imam Khomeini Port, customs formalities are crucial in ensuring the smooth flow of import and export processes while maintaining compliance with port and customs regulations. Upon arrival of cargo, the tally crew meticulously inspects and registers the status of received and exported goods. Any deficiencies in packaging are duly noted in the tally report. If necessary, packages are opened and inspected by the tally crew, cargo owner, or their agent for re-packing.

To facilitate the release and delivery of cargo from warehouses and open storage yards, a customs release permit issued by the customs authority is mandatory. Holders of the release permit must have official authorization on behalf of the cargo owner during the cargo release process. Cargo owners or their agents must adhere to port and customs regulations and utilize appropriate vehicles for cargo transport. Cargo owners or their agents are responsible for arranging the immediate transport of cargo upon receiving the release permit. Delays in transport may result in cargo being discharged from vessels and delivered to warehouses or open storage yards at the expense of the cargo owner or their representative.

Once the cargo is released and transferred out of the port terminal, the cargo owner or agent assumes full responsibility for the cargo's safety and integrity. It is essential to exercise utmost care and attention during cargo receipt and transfer, as the port authority bears no responsibility after the cargo is released to the owner.

 

For more information on customs in Imam Khomeini Port (BIK), please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

Imam Khomeini port has dedicated terminals as following.

  • The bulk & direct transport terminal,
  • The transit silos terminal,
  • The construction material terminal,
  • The Behran Oil Terminal,
  • The Mehvar Talaie Storage Terminal,
  • THE Container Terminal

 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

Imam Khomeini port has a grain and bulk terminal. The port does not have a bagging terminal but it has a grain handling terminal.

The transit silos terminal was constructed for the rapid speed in grain operation with the 75,000-ton capacity and special advantages. The silos include the open yard storage area with a capacity of 170,000 tons. The terminal includes 30 silos with a total capacity of 30,000 tons, 5 single silos with a total capacity of 37,500 tons, and an open yard storage area with a capacity of 7,500 tons. the silos are equipped with 2 powerful on-loaders, 2 suction systems for the silo’s surface vacuum, and vertical & horizontal belt conveyor systems to transport 3000 tons/hour grain.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

Imam Khomeini Port has 710,000 square meters of open-storage area and 250,000 square covered -storage (hangar) area.

For further terminal information on the Port of Imam Khomeini, please select the following document:
Iran Port of Imam Khomeini Additional Information

 

BONDED STORAGE (STORAGE AVAILABLE BEFORE CUSTOMS)

Storage condition  

Number of Storage Facilities

Total Area

(m²)

Total volume (m³)

Handling requirement

Open air  

 

710,000

 

 

General cargo (indoor)  

 

250,000

 

 

Bagged Cargo

 

 

 

 

Temperature controlled (15 to 25 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Keep Cool (2 to 8 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Freezing Temp (minus 25 to minus 15°C)  

 

 

 

 

Ultra cold-chain temp (minus 80 to minus 60°C)

 

 

 

 

Narcotics Cage  

 

 

 

 

 

Stevedoring

Stevedores oversee cargo transfer from vessels to port facilities using cranes and handling equipment. Once unloaded, cargo is stored temporarily in warehouses or storage areas before dispatch. Common modes of transport include trucks, trains, and barges, facilitating cargo movement to its final destination.

Several companies, such as The Gulf Agency Co., and The Kaveh Marine Co. are involved in cargo handling and transportation operations.

Name of Company 

Website

Tel 

Fax 

Physical address 

Gulf Agency Co. (GAC)  

https://www.gaciran.co/  

+98-(21)222 54752-5 

+98-(21)22254759

Tehran Province, between Naft and Modaress highway,

P.O.BOX: 1918933863 

Kaveh port and maritime services Co.

https://kavehlogistics.com/imam/

+98-21-28153000

+98-2122220759

Imam Khomeini Port

 

Hinterland Information

The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Imam Khomeini Port covers an area of 11,044 hectares, lying in the extreme northwest of the Persian Gulf and at the end of the natural waterway of Khormusa, which is 42 nautical miles long, 250 meters wide, and 20 meters deep in average, providing a safe environment for various types of shipping liners and oil tanker vessels through the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.

Port Security

The security measures at Imam Khomeini Port are comprehensive, encompassing physical security measures like perimeter fencing and surveillance cameras and strict protocols for cargo handling and personnel safety. Trained security personnel conduct regular patrols and inspections to monitor activities and respond promptly to security threats.

 

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

1

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

Yes

 

For further terminal information on the safety and environmental affairs of the port of Imam Khomeini, please select the following document:

Iran Port of Imam Khomeini Additional Information

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.1.4 Port of Chabahar Shahid Beheshti

Port Overview

The port of Chabahar is located in southeastern Iran, north of Oman Sea. One of the features that distinguishes it from other Iranian ports and ports on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, is its access to international open seas.

Currently, Chabahar port consists of two important commercial ports, named Shahid Beheshti and Shahid Kalantari, on the eastern shore of Chabahar Gulf located in the province of Sistan and Balochistan beside the warm water of the Oman Sea and the Indian Ocean, and being adjacent to two countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and having access to the international waters, and CIS countries, and also being adjacent to Free Trade-Industrial Zone, hence it can play as the regional Hub port.

Afghan traders have responded with enthusiasm to Chabahar ports' potential as a reliable trade and transit offering. Chabahar is considered to offer better transit times for inland transportation to Afghanistan—e.g. it takes 14 days to cover the 1,520 km from Karachi to Kabul including transit clearance and border crossing protocols, while only 6 days to cover the 1840 kms from Chabahar to Kabul.

In July 2020 Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) began track laying on the Chabahar–Zahedan railway project following a ceremony held by RAI officials and representatives from the Government of Iran from the Ministry for Transport. Officials underlined the significance of the railroad and noted that due to its strategic position, Chabahar Port is going to be a gateway for the country’s trade. The railway will provide a link between Chabahar in the Gulf of Oman and connect with the Trans-Iranian Railway, allowing for direct rail freight services between Chabahar port and the rest of Iran, as well as landlocked Central Asian countries such as Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan.

This section provides specifications of Shahid Beheshti port as the main international port in chabahar.

 

Port website: https://chabaharport.pmo.ir/en/home

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

I.R. Iran

Province or District

Sistan and Baluchistan

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Chabahar

Port's Complete Name

Shahid Beheshti port

Latitude

25.2973 N

Longitude

60.6118 E

Managing Company or Port Authority

Ports and Maritime Organization of Sistan and Baluchistan

Management Contact Person

Mr. Naser Ravanbakhsh

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Chabahar – Konarak International airport

Port Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Name of Company 

Web Address 

Tel 

Fax 

Email 

Physical address 

Sepid Bandar-e Makoran Co. 

https://www.sepidbandar.com/

+98(54) 322638 

+98(54) 35320249 

info@bpa.ir 

Unit.1, Companies Building, Wharf#5, Shahid Kalantary port,Iran.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

The Shahid Beheshti Port is being developed in four phases. Presently Port has a capacity of 2.5 million tons per year. On completion of Phase I the capacity will increase to 8 MTPA. On completion of all 4 phases, port capacity will 82 million tons per year with 32 jetties: 16 multipurpose, 10 containers, 3 oil and 3 dry bulk.

 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From (January) to (February)

Major Import Campaigns

No

From (month) to (month)

Other Comments

INSERT OTHER CONSTRAINT(S) IF REQUIRED

 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Terminal Handling Charges (THC) in Shahid Beheshti port:

Container size

Import and Returned From import, returned/ transfer (USD)

Incoming/Outgoing empty container (USD)

20 ft

123

65

40 ft

186

89

 

Discharge THC tariff includes: landing from ship (50%), moving to the yard (%20), stowing in the yard (15%) and placing on the truck in the yard (15%) and loading THC tariff includes: stowing in the container yard (15%), placing on the truck (15%), moving to the berth (20%), loading on ship (50%).

2. THC for out of gage containers shall be 120% of the rate of regular containers

3. THC tariff for incoming transship empty containers, in the case of change in their custom procedure shall be calculated according to the tariffs of the empty container.

4. THC tariff of the bundled flat rack containers shall be $40 for 20-ft containers and $60 for 40-ft containers.

Note: In cases where the above-mentioned containers cannot be bundled, empty container tariffs shall be collected for each move.

5. THC tariff for containers shall be collected by the port authority or terminal operator, on its behalf, from the shipping lines or their agents.

6. The THC invoice shall be issued by the terminal operator separately in the name of owner or leaser of containers on the basis of the manifest information and loading lists and shall be sent to their agents in Iran for payment.

7.Handling of all transship containers (full or empty) upon entry into or exit from the port shall be considered, in any phase of loading or discharge operation, as one move.

8.Related charges to handling the containers outside the terminal shall be paid by the consignee or ship agent or cargo owner in accordance with respective tariff rates.

9.Container carrier, ship agents, container owner or his agent shall identify the name of the container owner in the ship's manifest and load lists when sending the EDI files to the Electronic Data Interchange system of the ports having such system (like Shahid Rajaee Port).

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Multipurpose Berth

3

860

15 - 16

 

Container Berth

2

640

-16

 

Mineral Berth

1

185

-15

 

Oil Berth

1

265

-14

 

 

Port Handling Equipment

 

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Shore mobile crane

Yes

Liebherr- Fantuzzi

Quantity: 3

Capacity: 36-80 tons

Yard mobile crane

Yes

Liebherr

Quantity: 2

Capacity: 60 tons

Yard mobile crane

Yes

Tadano

Quantity: 1

Capacity: 60 tons

Yard-road mobile crane

Yes

Kato

Quantity: 1

Capacity: 35 tons

Yard-road mobile crane

Yes

PPM

Quantity: 4

Capacity: 25 tons

Reach stacker

Yes

Fantuzzi

Quantity: 3

Capacity: 45 tons

Top lift truck

Yes

Kalmar- caterpillar

Quantity: 2

Capacity: 35 tons

Customs Guidance

For latest customs regulations in Iranian ports please refer to the Iran Custom website via below link:

https://www.irica.ir/index.php?newlang=eng

For more information on customs in IR Iran , please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

Container terminal shall provide services to the container round the clock (24 hours a day).

 Note: Terminal public holidays are: the first day of Iranian New Year (Nowrouz) and 10th day of Mohram Month (Ashura, Arabic Month) from 18:00 hrs of 9 the day (a day prior to Asuhra) until 18:00 of the 10th day (Ashura) In public holidays including Fridays $ 88 overtime per hour for the operation of (gantry crane, transtainer and trucks) shall be charged for Shipping Lines or Agents.

 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

BONDED STORAGE (STORAGE AVAILABLE BEFORE CUSTOMS)

Storage condition  

Number of Storage Facilities

Total Area

(m²)

Total volume (m³)

Handling requirement

Open air  

1

56,000

 

 

General cargo (indoor)  

3

30,000

 

 

Bagged Cargo

 

 

 

 

Temperature controlled (15 to 25 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Keep Cool (2 to 8 °C)  

 

 

 

 

Freezing Temp (minus 25 to minus 15°C)  

 

 

 

 

Ultra cold-chain temp (minus 80 to minus 60°C)

 

 

 

 

Narcotics Cage  

 

 

 

 

 

Stevedoring

COMPANY

ACTIVITY

PEYVAND DARYA

Container line (chabahar- khurfegan)

SIRI

General cargo – container

ABRAN JONUB(SOUTH SHIPPER)

General cargo

JADE NOGHREI(SILVER ROAD)

General cargo

JAHAN DARYA( WORLD SEA)

CMA-CGM shipping line agent

HOOPAD DARYA

Container line (chabahar- Bandar abass)

LALEH BALUCH

General cargo

DARYASAN MOTLAGH

General cargo

DARYA BANDAR GHAZAL

General cargo

 

Port Security

For port safety and security facilities please refer to the bellow link:

https://chabaharport.pmo.ir/en/portfacilietes/search

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2 Aviation

Key airport information may also be found at: http://worldaerodata.com/

The aviation sector in Iran is supervised by the Iran Civil Aviation Organization (CAO), a governmental agency under the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development. The CAO is responsible for regulating, overseeing, and developing Iran's civil aviation industry and ensuring its safety and security.

Several private companies operate in the aviation sector, such as Iran Aseman Airlines, Mahan Air, Kish Air, and Qeshm Air. These companies provide domestic and international flights and charter and cargo services. However, they face many challenges due to the international sanctions which limits their access to new aircraft, spare parts, and foreign markets.

There are 9 international, and 25 domestic airports in Iran. 

For more information on government agency and airport company contact information, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft

The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI), (Persian: سازمان هواپیمایی کشوری جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎‎) is Iran's civil aviation agency. It is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Iran. The organization was established in July 1946 and investigates aviation accidents and incidents in Iran. 

The information about registration all related rules and regulations are accessible in the following link: Iran Civil Aviation Organisation  

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2.1 Imam Khomeini International Airport

Airport Overview

Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) serves as Iran's primary international airport, it connects Tehran to destinations across Asia, Europe, and Africa, facilitating global travel and trade. Acting as a significant cargo hub and contributing to Iran's logistics and trade activities.

The airport complex is located about 45km to the south of Tehran, on the Tehran-Qom Highway, near Shahre-e-Rey. The passenger terminal building has a floor space of 78,357m2 and is a three level structure with a basement, departure and arrival halls at the ground level as well as mezzanine arrivals floor. 

Imam Khomeini Airport is accessible from Tehran by car, taxi and bus via the Tehran-Qom Freeway. An airport access road connects the freeway to the airport terminal, continuing to serve Robat-Karim city via an interchange with Saidi Highway. An extension to the southern part of Line 1 of Tehran Metro for IKA airport is currently active (effective from 2018). There is also planning to have Line 3 of the Tehran Metro to reach its southern terminus at IKA in future. 

In case of any emergency or in case of any requirements for UNHAS planes it will be possible based on permission of Ministry of Foreign Affair (MFA). TDMO (Tehran Disaster Mitigation & Management Organization) is the governmental focal point for arrangements of emergency flights to Iran via MFA.   

Airport website: https://www.ikac.ir/en

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iran 

Province or District

Tehran 

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Tehran 

Airport’s Complete Name

Imam Khomeini International Airport

Latitude

35 24 58 N 

Longitude

51 09 08 E 

Elevation (ft and m)

Runaway elevation 3305 ft 

IATA Code

IKA

ICAO Code

OIIE 

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iran Airport Company (IAC)

Management Contact Person

+9821 88771062

Ceosector@ikac.ir

Open: Day only or 24 hrs

24 hrs 

Number of Runways (including length and width)

RWY1  4,198mx45m

RWY2  4,294mx45m

Number of helipads, including dimensions

Example: 2xHLS 50x50m

Airport Picture

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Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport - Airport plan

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport - Arrival Passenger Legend

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport - Departure Passenger Legend

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport - Transit Plan

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For more information on airport contact details, please see the following link: 4.5 Iran Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/ and https://www.airportdata.com/

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

YES 

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

YES 

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

YES 

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

YES 

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

YES 

Pax Transport to Airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

YES 

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

YES 

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

YES 

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

YES 

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

YES 

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

YES 

NDB

Yes

VOR

YES 

ILS

Yes

   

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

Antonov 100-124 (it is possible to offload of 120 mt) 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

N/A 

Storage Area (m3 and mt)

 

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

YES 

Max Capacity (mt)

 

Max Height

(m)

 

Loading Ramps

YES 

Other Comments

 

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs in Iran, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Storage Facilities

There are all types of equipment in IKA storages. The capacity is 30,000 mt per day for loading and offloading. 

 

Airfield Costs

NAVIGATION CHARGES

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

 

0 - 7,000

7,001 - 136,000

136,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

0.00406 U.S Dollar per 1000 kg for each km

Landing USD - $

6 USD per 1000 kg

Night Landing USD - $

6 USD per 1000 kg and 60 USD for lighting services

Night Take-Off USD - $

6 USD per 1000 kg and 60 USD for lighting services

Parking

First 24 h free, after 24 h to 1 week, 3.2 USD per 1000 Kg for each day

Handling Charges

(Airport service charge): 100 USD for each passenger flight

FUEL SERVICES CHARGES

 

 

Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

1.757

Avgas

 

Security

Security wise all airports of Iran are under control of Sepah (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) military forces and fully secured. 

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2.2 Mehrabad International Airport

Airport Overview

Mehrabad airport was established in 1938. Prior to the construction of the Imam Khomeini International Airport in 2007, Mehrabad was Tehran's primary airport in both international and domestic traffic, but now serves only domestic flights.

Airport website: https://mehrabad.airport.ir/ 

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iran 

Province or District

Tehran 

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Airport is in Tehran city

Airport’s Complete Name

Mehrabad International Airport

Latitude

35° 41’ 21” N 

Longitude

51° 18’ 48” E 

Elevation (ft and m)

3962 ft / 1207.62 m 

IATA Code

   THR

ICAO Code

OIIII 

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iran Airport Company (IAC)

Management Contact Person

https://www.cao.ir/web/english

Open: Day only or 24 hrs

24 hrs 

Number of Runways (including length and width)

RWY 1 4,030mx60m

RWY 2 3,989mx45m

Number of helipads, including dimensions

 

Airport Picture

image-20240423133534-1Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For general information about the flights status, passengers can check the airport website or to directly contact the airport by the following phone numbers: +9821199, +982161021

Saman Air Services Company started its activities at Mehrabad International Airport in 1385 with the aim of improving the quality and variety of services in accordance with international aviation standards.

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/ and https://www.airportdata.com/

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

YES

JET A-1 fuel

YES

Immigration

YES

AVGAS 100

NO

Terminal Building

YES

Ground Handling Services

YES

Passenger Terminal

YES

Cargo terminal

YES

 

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2.3 Abadan International Airport

Airport Overview

Abadan International airport or Abadan Ayatollah Jami International airport is one of the first airports of Iran that is built on the year 1941 by the National Iranian Oil Company due to Abadan Refinery. As this airport is placed on the international route, it used to be one of the most important international airports in the area and it used to be the only transit, catering and refuelling airport on middle east – Europe route.

 

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iran

Province or District

Khuzestan

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Abadan

Airport’s Complete Name

Ayatollah Jami Airport

Latitude

30° 22' 16'' N 

Longitude

48° 13' 42'' E 

Elevation (ft and m)

19 ft / 6 m 

IATA Code

ABD

ICAO Code

OIAA 

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iran Airport Company (IAC)

Management Contact Person

+9861-53118002

Open: Day only or 24 hrs

24 hrs 

Number of Runways (including length and width)

RWY 1  3,101mx45m

RWY 2  2,265mx35m

Number of helipads, including dimensions

 

 

Airport Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For general information about the flights status, passengers can check the airport website or to directly contact the airport by the following phone numbers: +986153110000, +986153116230

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

 

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

No

Terminal Building

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

 

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

 

Storage Area (m3 and mt)

 

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (mt)

 

Max Height

(m)

 

Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

 

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2.4 Kerman International Airport

Airport Overview

Hashemi Rafsanjani international airport, previously known as Kerman international airport or was established on 1970 in an area of 600 m2 and with one main runway and one secondary runway. The airport has since been expanded to 26,000 m2 area and the length of the runways has been extended. 

Airport website: https://kerman.airport.ir/ 

 

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iran

Province or District

Kerman

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Kerman

Airport’s Complete Name

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani International Airport

Latitude

N 30° 16' 28.00" 

Longitude

E 056° 57' 04.00" 

Elevation (ft and m)

5741 ft / 1750 m 

IATA Code

 KER

ICAO Code

OIKK 

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iran Airport Company (IAC)

Management Contact Person

+98432110194

Open: Day only or 24 hrs

24 hrs 

Number of Runways (including length and width)

RWY 1 3,847mx45m

RWY 2 2,029mx45m

Number of helipads, including dimensions

Example: 2xHLS 50x50m

Airport Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For general information about the flights status, passengers can check the airport website or to directly contact the airport by the following phone numbers: +983432110113, +983432110031

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/

 

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

 

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

No

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

No

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

 

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

 

VOR

 

ILS

     

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

Antonov 100-124 (it is possible to offload of 120 mt) 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

N/A 

Storage Area (m3 and mt)

 

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

YES 

Max Capacity (mt)

 

Max Height

(m)

 

Loading Ramps

YES 

Other Comments

 

 

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Security

Security wise all airports of Iran are under control of Sepah (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) military forces and fully secured. 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2.5 Tabriz International Airport

Airport Overview

Shahid Madani international airport previously named as Tabriz international airport is in the northwest of Tabriz city at an altitude of 1494 meters above sea level on a land area of ​​529 hectares that is constructed on 1950 with the mission of providing airport, navigation and aviation services to accept domestic and international flights for passenger and cargo transport. The airport operates as an open sky facility and is operational 24 hours a day. Due to its location near international air corridors, it plays a crucial role in providing navigation, radar, and aviation services to both domestic and international flights, especially international overflight flights. Additionally, the airport plays a vital role in supporting economic development and tourism in the Tabriz region by providing connectivity to major cities within Iran and beyond.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iran

Province or District

East Azerbaijan

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Tabriz

Airport’s Complete Name

Shahid Madani International Airport

Latitude

N 38° 08' 38.35" 

Longitude

E 046° 13' 09.69" 

Elevation (ft and m)

4459 ft / 1359 m 

IATA Code

 TBZ

ICAO Code

OITT 

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iran Airport Company (IAC)

Management Contact Person

  tabriz.info@airport.ir

Open: Day only or 24 hrs

24 hrs 

Number of Runways (including length and width)

RWY 1 3,565mx45m

RWY 2 2,029mx45m

Number of helipads, including dimensions

 

Airport Picture

image-20240423134416-1Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For general information about the flights status, passengers can check the airport website or to directly contact the airport by the following phone numbers: +984135234701, +984132606136

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/ and https://www.airportdata.com/

 Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

 

Terminal Building

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Cargo terminal

No

 

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

 

Storage Area (m3 and mt)

 

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes / No

Max Capacity (mt)

 

Max Height

(m)

 

Loading Ramps

Yes / No

Other Comments

 

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2.6 Mashhad International Airport

Airport Overview

Shahid Hashemi Nejad international airport, previously named Mashhad international airport is the Iran's second-busiest airport, behind Tehran-Mehrabad. In 2016, Mashhad Airport handled a record 10 million-plus passengers, up 17% from 2015, along with 86,681 tons of cargo. It has flights to 57 destinations, including frequent flights to 30 Iranian cities, and 27 destinations in Central Asia, the Middle East, East Asia and Europe.

Mashhad International Airport has three terminals: a domestic flight terminal (Terminal 1), an international flight terminal (Terminal 2), and a Hajj flight terminal (Terminal 3).

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iran

Province or District

Khorasan Razavi

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Mashhad

Airport’s Complete Name

Shahid Hashemi nejad International Airport

Latitude

N 36° 14' 06.70" 

Longitude

E 059° 38' 27.5" 

Elevation (ft and m)

3263 ft / 995 m 

IATA Code

 MHD

ICAO Code

OIMM 

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iran Airport Company (IAC)

Management Contact Person

MHD.info@airport.ir

Open: Day only or 24 hrs

24 hrs 

Number of Runways (including length and width)

RWY 1 3,565mx45m

RWY 2 2,029mx45m

Number of helipads, including dimensions

 

Airport Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For general information about the flights status, passengers can check the airport website or to directly contact the airport by the following phone numbers: +985133100000        

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/

Airport Infrastructure Details          

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

 

Terminal Building

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

 

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.2.7 Bandar Abbas International Airport

Airport Overview

Bandar Abbas International Airport is an international airport located 12 kilometers east of the city of Bandar Abbas in the Hormozgan Province, in southern Iran, and it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Bandar Abbas city center from the airport. The airport, covering an area of 4,481 hectares, serves as a critical transportation hub with flight connections to various parts of Iran and countries in the south of the Persian Gulf. In 2017, approximately 1,289,000 passengers passed through the airport. Bandar Abbas International Airport is equipped to handle widebody aircraft such as the Boeing 777 or Boeing 747.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Iran

Province or District

Hormozgan

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Bandarabbas

Airport’s Complete Name

Bandar Abbas International Airport

Latitude

N 27° 13' 05.94" 

Longitude

E 056° 22' 40.26" 

Elevation (ft and m)

22 ft / 7 m 

IATA Code

BND

ICAO Code

OIKB 

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Iran Airport Company (IAC)

Management Contact Person

Mr. Jamshid Delfardi (General Manager)
+98(76)33611001

Open: Day only or 24 hrs

24 hrs 

Number of Runways (including length and width)

RWY 1  3,660mx45m

RWY 2  3,457mx30m

Number of helipads, including dimensions

 

Airport Picture

image-20240423134835-1Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For general information about the flights status, passengers can check the airport website or to directly contact the airport by the following phone numbers: +987633611011        

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/ and https://www.airportdata.com/

 

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

No

Terminal Building

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.3 Road Network

Iran Road Maintenance & Transportation Organization, under the supervision of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of Iran, is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and development of Iran's roads and also for developing the rules and regulations related to road transportation either for domestic movements or international transits. This organization also issues the work licences for Iranian road transporters and movement licences for international transporters. This organisation is also responsible for implementing the international road conventions such as TIR Carnet and CMR.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

 

Distance Matrix

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Tehran 

Bandar Abbas 

Bandar Anzali

Bandar Imam 

Bazargan 

Taybad 

Piranshahr 

Milak

Tehran 

 

1,276

364

907

902

1000

754

1,547

Bandar Abbas 

1,276

 

1,609

1,032

2,081

1,362

1,901

1,002

Bandar Anzali 

364

1,609

 

1,153

801

1,444

591

1,874

Bandar Imam 

907

1,032

1,153

 

1,536

1,639

1,182

1,639

Bazargan 

902

2,081

801

1,536

 

1,980

438

2,411

Taybad (Dogharoun BorderPoint to Afghanistan) 

1000

1,362

1,444

1,639

1,980

 

1,825

720

Piranshahr (Bashmagh border point To Iraq) 

754

1,901

591

1,182

438

1,825

 

2,278

Milak (Afghanistan Border)

1,547

1,002

1,874

1,639

2,411

720

2,278

 

 

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (hr)

 

Tehran 

Bandar Abbas 

Bandar Anzali

Bandar Imam 

Bazargan 

Taybad 

Piranshahr 

Milak

Tehran 

 

14.4

5

11.15

10.5

21.2

10

18

Bandar Abbas 

14.4

 

18.3

13.19

24

15.3

23

13

Bandar Anzali 

5

18.3

 

14

10.45

16.48

9.42

23.43

Bandar Imam 

11.15

13.19

14

 

19.1

21

16.2

21.3

Bazargan 

10.5

24

10.45

19.1

 

22

6.1

27

Taybad (Dogharoun BorderPoint to Afghanistan) 

21.2

15.3

16.48

21

22

 

22.18

9.35

Piranshahr (Bashmagh border point To Iraq) 

10

23

9.42

16.2

6.1

22.18

 

27

Milak (Afghanistan Border)

18

13

23.43

21.3

27

9.35

27

 

Road Security

The road condition and security are at good level. The roads are maintained and supervised by the Ministry of Road and Transportation. There are speed control cameras set up on roads especially on the highways. The traffic police officers patrolling 24/7. There are security check points on the roads between most cities and villages.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

Axle load limits 

LCA Country 

Truck with 2 axles 

18 mt 

Truck with 3 axles 

26 mt 

Truck with 4 axles 

34 mt 

Semi-trailer with 3 axles 

26 mt 

Semi-trailer with 4 axles 

32 mt 

Semi-trailer with 5 axles 

36 mt 

Semi-trailer with 6 axles 

40 mt 

Truck & drawbar trailer with 4 axles 

18 mt 

Truck & drawbar trailer with 5 axles 

18 mt 

Truck & drawbar trailer with 6 axles 

18 mt 

Truck & drawbar trailer with 7 axles 

18 mt 

The movement of vehicles whose dimensions and weights, without load, or after loading the cargo, exceed at least one of the following dimensions or weights, are subject to the provisions of the heavy load traffic instruction, and for their movement, a pass must be issued. Such vehicles are referred as traffic vehicles and their consignments will be considered as traffic consignments, and companies that have the necessary licenses for undertaking the transportation of such consignments are called traffic transport companies.

1- Width: 60/2 meters (two meters sixty centimeters)

2- Height: 50/4 meters (four and a half meters)

3- Length:

Two-axle truck 10 meters (ten meters)

Truck with a towbar of 12 meters (twelve meters)

-axle trailer with more than 16/50 meters (sixteen and a half meters)

4- Weight: 40 tons

Note: In some country’s roads, due to existing obstacles, the height restrictions might be less than 4.50 meters, in such cases the movement of vehicles with a height of less than 4.50 meters in the above axes are also subject to the provisions of this instruction.

Note: The maximum amount of cargo back protrusion from the centre of the last axis of the vehicle, in trucks, is 3 meters, and in trailers, 5 meters, the maximum amount of cargo side protrusion from the centre of the first axis of the vehicle is 1.50 meters. Under any circumstances, vehicles with a side protrusion or back protrusion of more than the above values are not allowed to travel on the roads of the country.

International transporters, which move traffic cargo, if they do not have a heavy traffic transport license, are obliged to transport the cargo in the territory of Iran in cooperation with a local traffic transport company that has the necessary license. In this case, an internal bill of lading is not required.

Traffic companies are required to check the transit route and existing weight and height restrictions, as well as the latest changes made to this instruction, and the weight and height restrictions, which are available on the website, before issuing a transit permit for the movement of traffic cargo. The transportation organization and terminals of the country will be updated, or through the general administrations, and the transportation organizations of the provincial terminals will be announced.

Permitted hours for traffic vehicles are from half an hour after sunrise to half an hour before sunset. Therefore, traffic transport companies should adjust the travel schedule of vehicles, with the exact time of departure, in different parts of the country, as well as in different months of the year, so that they stop at the right times and at specific stops. In the direction specified for movement.

Traffic companies can operate in cities where traffic is restricted during the day, or in villages where the movement of vehicles is dangerous due to crossing bridges, or the like, during the night, between 12 noon and midnight. 5 in the morning, cross the area.

 

Road Class and Surface Conditions

Iran has a total area of 1,648,195 km2 including 30 provinces. All provinces, capital and main cities, villages and urban areas are connected via roads. Iran roads are also connected to international roads via different borders at north, west and east of country. As per Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization’s statistical yearbook, the total length of Iran’s road network excluding rural roads is 85,934 km in total, as elaborated below.

Road Type

Freeway

Highway

Main Roads

Arterial Roads

Tranzit Roads

Rural Roads

Length (Km)

2,813

20.312

26,012

34,633

25,329

134,243

 

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All freeways and highways are asphalted and surfaces are in good condition. Road marking and guard rails are under maintenance and supervision of Ministry of Roads & Construction. Other main roads are also asphalted, marking and guardrails are in good conditions as well as routine maintenances of surface and accessories. All roads are under control of Traffic Police and security wise are under control of Security Police Force. 

In all highways, main roads and freeways the rules of speed control is under supervision of traffic police and all highways and freeways are equipped with speed-cameras. All trucks, transit trailers are equipped to GPS so that it is possible for traffic police to control location and speed of transit trucks.  

Moreover, Iran has 391 tunnels with 221km length and 332,000 bridges with 1,063 toll stations.

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.3.1 Border Crossing of Bazargan

Overview

Iran has common borders with seven countries including Turkmenistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan.

Iran's land border crossings are crucial entry and exit points for goods and travelers, facilitating international trade and regional connectivity. These crossings are equipped with various facilities to support customs, immigration, and transportation services. Common facilities include customs inspection areas, immigration checkpoints, cargo terminals, parking facilities, and administrative offices. Additionally, some crossings may have amenities such as rest areas, restaurants, and currency exchange services to cater to travelers' needs.

However, crossing Iran's land borders can pose challenges and obstacles for travelers and traders. Common issues include long wait times due to congestion, bureaucratic procedures, and security checks. Delays in processing paperwork and cargo inspections can also occur, leading to disruptions in trade flows and travel schedules. Moreover, language barriers and cultural differences may complicate interactions with border officials, particularly for international travelers.

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Iran: Bazargan

Turkey: Gurbulak

Province or District

East Azarbaijan Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Bazargan City

1km

Latitude

39.0369° N

Longitude

44.5136° E

Managing Authority / Agency

Boarder Guard Command (FARAJA)

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Tabriz International Airport

270 km

Truck Travel Time: 5-6 hrs

Car Travel time: 4 hrs

Nearest Port

Bandar-e Anzali Port

670 km

Truck Travel Time: 12-14hrs

Car Travel time: 10-11 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Tabriz City

278 km

Truck Travel Time: 5-6 hrs

Car Travel time: 4 hrs

Other Information

 

Petrol station is available throughout the road path.

 

 

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.3.2 Border Crossing of Bilasuvar

Overview

Bileh savar border crossing is in northeastern Ardabil province. This county is bordered by the Republic of Azerbaijan to the east, northeast, and southeast, with approximately 68 kilometers of common border. The center of this county is the city of Bileh Savar, and its climate is warm in summer and moderate in other seasons. Due to its proximity to the Caspian Sea and low altitude, it falls into the category of semi-humid regions.

The joint market between Bileh Savar Iran and Azerbaijan is semi-closed, but the customs market is active in three phases and attracts thousands of people from different areas to this country for trade every day. The main goods offered in this market are women's clothing, men's suits, and cosmetics and hygiene products.

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Iran: Bileh Savar

Azerbaijan: Bilasuvar

Province or District

Ardabil Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Bileh Savar City

1km

Latitude

39.38968° N

Longitude

48.36145° E

Managing Authority / Agency

Boarder Guard Command (FARAJA)

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Ardabil International Airport

177 km

Truck Travel Time: 3-4 hrs

Car Travel time: 2 hrs

Nearest Port

Bandar-e Anzali Port

297 km

Truck Travel Time: 7-9 hrs

Car Travel time: 5-6 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Ardabil City

169 km

Truck Travel Time: 4-5 hrs

Car Travel time: 3 hrs

Other Information

 

 

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

 

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.3.3 Border Crossing of Dogharoun

Overview

Dogharoun Land Border Crossing is a significant international border crossing situated in the Khorasan Razavi Province of Iran, near the city of Taybad. It serves as a crucial link between Iran and Afghanistan, facilitating the movement of goods, people, and vehicles between the two countries. The border crossing plays a vital role in promoting trade, transportation, and cultural exchange between Iran and Afghanistan, contributing to regional connectivity and economic development. As an essential point of entry and exit, Dogharoun Land Border Crossing is equipped with customs, immigration, and security facilities to manage the flow of traffic effectively.

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Dogharoun

Province or District

Khorasan Razavi Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Taybad City

6km

Latitude

34.4845° N

Longitude

60.3173° E

Managing Authority / Agency

Boarder Guard Command (FARAJA)

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Mashhad International Airport

271 km

Truck Travel Time: 6-8 hrs

Car Travel time: 3.5-4 hrs

Nearest Port

Chabahar Port

1440 km

Truck Travel Time: 18-20hrs

Car Travel time: 24-28 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Mashhdad City

270 km

Truck Travel Time:5-6 hrs

Car Travel time:3.5-4  hrs

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.3.4 Border Crossing of Parviz Khan

Overview

Parviz Khan Border Crossing is one of the western border crossings of Iran with Iraq, located in the Qasr-e Shirin County in Kermanshah Province. It facilitates Iran's connection with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Iranian travelers and tourists can travel with their private vehicles from Parviz Khan Border Crossing in this county to various cities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  Parviz Khan Border Crossing Market is one of the economic hubs of the country, established and launched in 1997. Initially, its area was three hectares, but it has now expanded to 30 hectares and with the ongoing plans of the provincial authorities, the area of Parviz Khan Border Crossing Market is expected to increase to 400 hectares in the future.

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Parviz Khan

Province or District

Kermanshah Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Qasr-e Shirin City

5km

Latitude

36.6754° N

Longitude

45.0759° E

Managing Authority / Agency

Boarder Guard Command (FARAJA)

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Kermanshah Airport

170 km

Truck Travel Time: 3-5 hrs

Car Travel time: 2.5-3 hrs

Nearest Port

Imam Khomeini Port

717 km

Truck Travel Time: 12-14hrs

Car Travel time: 8-10 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Kermanshah City

170 km

Truck Travel Time:4-5 hrs

Car Travel time:2-3  hrs

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.3.5 Border Crossing of Mirjaveh

Overview

Mirjaveh Border Crossing, also known as Mile 72 Border Crossing, is the most important border crossing between Iran and Pakistan, located 12 kilometers from the city of Mirjaveh and adjacent to the town of Taftan in Pakistan, and 89 kilometers southeast of Zahedan. This border crossing connects Iran to Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent via railway. It is also the junction of Iran's Road 84 and Pakistan's N-40 highway. In Pakistan, this border is known as the Taftan Border.

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Mirjaveh

Province or District

Sistan and Baluchestan Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Mirjaveh City

2km

Latitude

29.0121° N

Longitude

61.4607° E

Managing Authority / Agency

Boarder Guard Command (FARAJA)

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Zahedan International Airport

82 km

Truck Travel Time: 2-3 hrs

Car Travel time: 1.5-2 hrs

Nearest Port

Chabahar Port

735 km

Truck Travel Time: 10-12hrs

Car Travel time: 7-8 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Zahedan City

82 km

Truck Travel Time:2-3 hrs

Car Travel time: 1.5-2  hrs

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.3.6 Border Crossing of Milak

Overview

The Milak Border Terminal, established in 2005 on a 12.5-hectare site, aims to facilitate passenger and transit cargo transport in southeastern Iran and promote regional, political, economic, social, and cultural development. The terminal's marketplace facilitates the export of various goods from Iran to Afghanistan, including food items, plastic products, machine-made carpets, cement, clothing, and hygiene products.

Additionally, the Silk Bridge was constructed adjacent to the Milak marketplace, with plans underway to launch a second bridge. The Silk Bridge serves as the primary link between Zaranj, Afghanistan, and the Milak border in Iran, with half of the bridge's territory belonging to Iran and the other half to Afghanistan.

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Milak

Province or District

Sistan and Baluchestan Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Zabol City

40km

Latitude

29.6255° N

Longitude

61.2401° E

Managing Authority / Agency

Boarder Guard Command (FARAJA)

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Zahedan International Airport

260 km

Truck Travel Time: 5-6 hrs

Car Travel time: 2.5-3 hrs

Nearest Port

Chabahar Port

893 km

Truck Travel Time: 11-13hrs

Car Travel time: 9-10 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Zahedan City

255 km

Truck Travel Time:5-7 hrs

Car Travel time: 3-4  hrs

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.4 Railway Assessment

The Iran Rail Network is an extensive railway system that plays a crucial role in the country's transportation infrastructure. The total length of the Iran Rail Network is approximately 14,078 kilometres, making it one of the most extensive railway networks in the Middle East and Southwest Asia region. The network spans various provinces and connects major cities, industrial centers, ports, and borders with neighbouring countries.

The railway system in Iran is operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR), which oversees the management, maintenance, and expansion of the network. The network comprises both standard gauge and broad gauge lines, with electrified and non-electrified sections, serving both passenger and freight transportation needs

Raja Rail Transport Company was operating from the beginning with 100% government-owned shares owned by the railway. Then, all Raja Company property rights were transferred to the Social Security Organization in return for government debt. Currently, the company strives to utilize the expertise and experience of over 1,100 efficient personnel in various fields of management, design, engineering, planning, research, operation, servicing, and maintenance and, use existing facilities, to provide better conditions for travelers.

 

Iran Railway Overview  

Track Gauge 

Standard gauge: 8,273 km of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) gauge (146 km electrified) (2006) 

Broad gauge: 94 km of 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) gauge (connected to Pakistan Railways) 

Total Track Distance 

14,078 km 

Locomotives

542 Units

Freight Wagons (flat bed) / size 

18,833  units 

Freight Wagons (covered) / size 

1,852 units 

Grain hopper Wagons

1,842 units 

Tanker Wagon 

4,698 units

Refrigerator Wagon 

25 units

 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

Travel Time Matrix

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (hours)

 

Tehran

Isfahan

Mashahd

Shiraz

Bandar Abbas

Tabriz

Kerman

Yazd

Tehran

 

8:30

11:00

16:00

19:30

12:30

14:15

8:30

Isfahan

8:30

 

19:00

7:30

No direct route

No direct route

No direct route

No direct route

Mashahd

11:00

19:00

 

No direct route

22:00

12:00

16:00

14:30

Shiraz

16:00

7:30

No direct route

 

4:00

No direct route

No direct route

No direct route

Bandar Abbas

19:30

No direct route

22:00

4:00

 

No direct route

No direct route

7:15

Tabriz

12:30

No direct route

12:00

No direct route

No direct route

 

No direct route

No direct route

Kerman

14:15

No direct route

16:00

No direct route

No direct route

No direct route

 

7:15

Yazd

8:30

No direct route

14:30

No direct route

7:15

No direct route

7:15

 

Railway Companies and Consortia

The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (abbreviated as IRIR, or sometimes as RAI) is the national state-owned railway system of Iran. The Raja Passenger Train Company is an associate of the IRIR and manages its passenger trains. The Railway Transportation Company is an associate of the IRIR, which manages its freight transport. The Ministry of Roads & Urban Development is the state agency that oversees the IRIR. Some 33 million tonnes of goods and 29 million passengers are transported annually by the rail transportation network, accounting for 9 percent and 11 percent of all transportation in Iran, respectively (2011).

Iranian Railway companies and their contact information

Company name

Cargo/Passenger

Website

Asia Seir Aras

Cargo

https://asiaseiraras.ir/

Rahahan Sharghi Bonyad

Passenger

https://bonrailco.ir/

Samand Rail

Cargo

http://samandrail.ir/

Hamlvanaghl Saypa

Cargo

http://saipalogistics.ir/

Joopar

Cargo/Passenger

http://www.joopar.com/

Rahahan Hamlonaghl

Cargo/Passenger

http://www.rwt.ir/

Parsian rail shargh

Cargo

http://www.prsco.ir/

Raad Tabriz

Passenger

https://raadtabriz.com/

Rail Tarabar Saba

Passenger

https://sabatrains.ir/

 

For more information on railway company contact details, please see the following link: 4.9 Railway Companies Contact List.

Key Route Information

 

Standard Route Information 

 

Route A 

 From -  Tehran To BRS Port 

Route B 

 From – Tehran To Tabriz 

Route C/ International 

 From -  Tabriz To Ankara (Turkey) 

Route D 

 From – Tehran To Mashhad  

Track gauge 

1435 mm

1435 mm

1435 mm

1435 mm

Ruling gradient 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Total track distance (single and/or double) 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Type of rail (weight and if welded or not) 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Type of sleeper and fastenings 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Total track travel time 

17 H 

7 H 

60 H 

12 H 

Maintenance (Good, marginal, bad) 

Good 

Good 

Good 

Good 

Companies-consortiums operating on line 

RAJA 

RAJA 

RAJA 

RAJA 

Traffic frequency (monthly/weekly/daily) 

Daily 

Daily 

Daily 

Daily 

Security (Good, marginal, bad) 

Good 

Good 

Good 

Good 

Main stations 

Bandar Abbas Station 

Tabriz Station 

Ankara Station/Ankara City 

Mashhad Station 

Key Stations

 

Station Name 

Bandar Imam Khoemini 

Station Name 

Bandar Abbas Port 

Location 

31°19'11"N   48°41'53"E  

27°12'40"N   56°15'22"E 

Contact Information 

Tel: 0098-6152284001-4 

Tel: 0098761-24500 

Connections with other transport means

Road/Waterway/Air 

Road/Waterway/Air 

Storage Capacity (square meters and cubic meters) 

N/A 

N/A 

Handling Equipment 

Available 

Available  

Handling Capacity: 

MT / Hour 

TEU / Hour

N/A 

650 mt/hour 

1,932,000 mt per year 

 

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.5 Waterways Assessment

Iran's waterways primarily consist of rivers, lakes, and coastal areas, which play a relatively minor role in the country's transportation network compared to other modes of transportation like roads and railways. Inland water transport is limited in Iran, primarily due to the country's topography and the relatively short length and navigability of its rivers. There are no major rivers in the country, the only one that is navigable is the 830 km (520 mi)-long Karun, which shallow-draft boats can negotiate from Khorramshahr to Ahvaz, a distance of about 180 km (110 mi).

Other major rivers include the Kharkeh, spanning 700 kilometres (430 mi) and joining the Tigris; and the Zayandeh River, which is 300 km (190 mi) long. Several other permanent rivers and streams also drain into the Persian Gulf, while a number of small rivers that originate in the north-western Zagros or Alborz drain into the Caspian Sea. On the Central Plateau, numerous rivers—most of which have dry beds for the greater part of the year—form from snow melting in the mountains during the spring and flow through permanent channels, draining eventually into salt lakes that also tend to dry up during the summer months. There is a permanent salt lake, Lake Urmia in the northwest, whose brine content is too high to support fish or most other forms of aquatic life. There are also several connected salt lakes along the Iran-Afghanistan border in the province of Sistan & Baluchestan. 

The Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman in the south provide significant coastal access.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

Company Information

Passenger Carrying Capacity 

 

Bandar Aftab 

Bandar Booyeh 

Boot Service  

 Telephone

+9821 88709832 

+98 6324229360 

+9821 2222 1755, +9821 2222 1145 

 Address

Unit 1502, Floor 15, Sa’ei Tower, Ali-e-Asr St., Tehran, Iran 

No.120, Kiomars, Zabol St., Khormashahr, Iran 

No. 2, Floor 5th, Falsafi Alley, Shariati St., Tehran, Iran  

Number of Passenger Vessels < 20 pax 

23 

10 

N/A 

Number of Passenger Vessels < 50 pax 

N/A 

Number of Passenger Vessels < 100 pax 

N/A 

Number of Passenger Vessels > 100 pax 

N/A 

For more information on waterway company contact details, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

 

Passenger Carrying Capacity

 

Bandar Aftab 

Bandar Booyeh 

Boot Service 

Boats

Number of Boats

147 

10 

18 

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity (MT / m3)

59,142 MT/Year 

23,100 MT/Year 

N/A 

Barges

Number of Barges

129 

35 

N/A 

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity (MT / m3)

23,309 Per/Year 

N/A 

N/A 

Tugs

Number of Tugs

N/A 

10 

17 

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity (MT / m3)

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Travel Time Matrix

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports on VESSEL TYPE (hrs)

 

Bandar Chabahar 

Bandar Abbas 

 Bandar Imam Khomeini 

Bandar Chabahar 

 

38 hrs

91 hrs

Bandar Abbas 

38 hrs

 

56 hrs

Bandar Imam Khomeini 

91 hrs

56 hrs

 

Key Routes

Key Route Information

Domestic / International

 

From: Bandar Abbas Port

To: Chabahr Port

From: Bandar Abbas Port

To:  Imam Khomeini port

From: Imam Khomeini port

To: Chabahr Port

Total Distance (km)

691 km

1,009 km

1,685 km

Width (m)

Broadest:
Narrowest:

Broadest:
Narrowest:

Broadest:
Narrowest:

River Flow

(m³ / second)

-

-

-

Seasonal Effects

-

-

-

Maximum Weight and

Size of Vessels

-

-

-

Regular Traffic

Passenger / Cargo

-

-

-

Companies Operating

Along the Route

-

-

-

 

Port Information

Key Port Information

 

Bandar Abbas 

Bandar Imam Khomeini 

Chabahar

Location

Hormozgan Province 

Khouzestan province 

Sistan and Baluchistan Province

Contact Information

Address: Shahid Rajaee Port Complex, Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran  

P.O.Box: 79171 - 83797 

Khuzestan Province-Imam Khomeini special economic zone port P.O.BOX:6357173691 

Shahid Rigi Blvd, Chabahar city. P.O.BOX: 971654131

Connections with Other

Transport Means

All types  

All types 

All types

Storage Capacity (m2 and m3)

Indicated in Port assessment page based on the type of cargo and type of storage  

Indicated in Port assessment page based on the type of cargo and type of storage 

Indicated in Port assessment page based on the type of cargo and type of storage 

Handling Equipment

YES 

YES 

YES 

Customs Clearance Available

YES 

YES 

YES 

Other Comments

     

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.6 Storage Assessment

Different type of storages are available in every provinces all around the country. Both public and private storages in different sizes are available to use for the governmental or private companies/NGOs. These storages can be rented/used upon availability of space. Real estate agents are actively involved in facilitating the rental process, in case of any urgent needs it is possible to contact agent to find a suitable warehouse based on requirements. 

For more information on storage company contact details, please see the following link: 4.6 Storage and Milling Companies Contact List.

Commercial Storage

The majority of commercial storage facilities are concentrated in Tehran or in close proximity to ports. In contrast, warehouses in other cities are primarily available for lease, making it challenging to locate companies offering comprehensive warehousing services. However, there are several warehouse service providers operating in a more organized manner, with established websites and systematic operations. Below is a list of such providers who offer reliable warehousing solutions.

 

Location

Tehran and Shahid Rajaei port,

 Owner

 

Kala Navgan Shargh Co.

Available for Rent

Yes  

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

In different sizes

Type of Facility

Mainly container but also warehouses

Access to the Facility

Raised and flat

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact,

Minimum Operating Standards

Yes

SOPs

Yes

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

Yes

Additional services

Kitting, repalletizing, repacking, distribution.

 

Location

Three location in East, west and south of Tehran

 Owner

 

Tehran depo co

Available for Rent

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

In different sizes

Type of Facility

Mainly container but also warehouses

Access to the Facility

Raised and flat

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact,

Minimum Operating Standards

Yes

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

South of Tehran

 Owner

 

Caspian warehouses

Available for Rent

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

In different sizes

Type of Facility

Mainly container but also warehouses

Access to the Facility

Raised and flat

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact,

Minimum Operating Standards

Yes

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

South of Tehran

 Owner

 

Arta chain storage

Available for Rent

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

In different sizes

Type of Facility

Mainly container but also warehouses

Access to the Facility

Raised and flat

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact,

Minimum Operating Standards

Yes

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

Kala Navgan Shargh contact info: https://www.kalanavgan.com/en

Tehran Depo contact contact info: https://tehrandepo.com/

Caspian warehouse contact info: https://caspianwarehouse.com/

Arta chain storage contact info: https://anbareomomi.com/

 

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

Currently, WFP is using warehouses located in 13 provinces inside the Refugee Settlements. The government has large storage capacities in all provinces and can provide WFP with, in case of need. 
All these warehouses are under the supervision and ownership of BAFIA. Commercial storage facilities are also available in industrial zones built in each province. 

Location(s)

Soltanieh-Zanjan , Ziveh-W.Azerbaijan, Dilzeh- W.Azerbaijan , Bezileh- W.Azerbaijan, Varmahang- Kurdestan, Kangavar- Kermanshah, Songhor- Kermanshah, Abazar- Lorestan, Jahrom/Sarvestan-Fars, Bani Najar- Khuzestan, Mohajerin- Semnan, Rafsanjan- Kerman, Bardsir- Kerman, Saveh -Markazi, Torbat-e-jam-Khorasan, Ardakan-Yazd, Meybod-Yazd, Taft-Yazd 

 Organization

 

WFP

Sharing Possibility

No

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

Less than 500 m2

Type of Facility

Concrete 

Access to the Facility

Flat 

Condition of the Facility

Good

Minimum Operating Standards

N/A

SOPs

N/A

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

NO

Additional services

N/A

Public Sector Storage

Location

Shahriar 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 51650 x 13 
  2. 92640 x 16 
  3. 220183 x 20 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Hangar
  3. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Mehrabad 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 8839 x 8 
  2. 19530 x 3 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Bazargan 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 9386 x 2 
  2. 490000 x 2 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

 

Location

Jolfa 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 170,000 x 12 
  2. 27,800 x 6
  3. 747,660 x1 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Hangar
  3. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Astara 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 8,000 x 2 
  2. 30,000 x3
  3. 30,000 x 2 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Hangar
  3. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Mashhad 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 830 x 1 
  2. 29,170 x 1 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Yazd 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 11,696 x 4 
  2. 2000 x 1 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Hamedan

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 2,000 x 2 
  2. 7,000 x 1 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Semnan

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 2,560 x 2 
  2. 8000 x 2 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Urmiah 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 1,500 x 3 
  2. 40,000 x 1 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Isfahan 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 12,000 x 2 
  2. 24,000 x 4
  3. 4300 x 3 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Hangar
  3. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Sahlan 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 51,840 x 16 
  2. 27000 x 6
  3. 590,000 x 27 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Hangar
  3. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Location

Qazvin 

 Ministry / Agency

 

Iranian Public Warehousing and Customs Services Co. 

Use Possibility

Yes 

General Cargo Capacity

(mt / m² / m³)

  1. 6,352 x 2 
  2. 12,000 x2
  3. 1,000 x 2 

Type of Facility

  1. Covered
  2. Hangar
  3. Open

Access to the Facility

Ok

Condition of the Facility

 Appears intact

Minimum Operating Standards

 

SOPs

 

Provides Storage and Services for Medical Supplies

 

Additional services

 

 

Medical Supplies

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) has executive responsibility for health and medical education within the Iranian government and it’s the main stakeholder of pharmaceutical affairs in the country. The MOHME Department of Medical Equipment supervises imports of medical equipment, its import and distribution is mostly handled by the private sector.

MOHME owns and runs Iran's largest health care delivery network of health establishments and medical schools and is in charge of provision of healthcare services through its network, medical insurance, medical education, supervision and regulation of the healthcare system in the country, policymaking, production and distribution of pharmaceuticals, and research and development.

 

Location

Tehran

Owner/ Organization/ Ministry / Agency

 

Khosro Medisa Teb

Bonded/Non-bonded

Non-bonded

Use / Sharing / Renting Possibility

Renting

15 to 25°C Capacity

(m³)

 

2 to 8°C capacity

(m³)

 

- 25 to - 15°C Capacity

(m³)

 

- 80 to - 60°C Capacity

(m³)

 

Narcotics Capacity (m³)

 

Power

 

Access to the Facility

 

Condition of the Facility

 

SOPs

 

Certifications

 

Minimum Operating Standards

 

Good Services Practices

 

Tracking systems

 

Temperature Control Systems

 

Humidity and Light Regulation

 

Cold Storage Equipment

 

Qualified Staff

 

Pharmaceutical Waste

 

Additional Services

 

 

Cold Chain

Location 

Organisation / Owner 

Type [1] 

Cooling /  Power [2] 

Quantity 

Total Capacity (m³) 

Condition 

Isfahan 

Isfahan public warehouse Co. 

Cold chain for Medicine  

Under 0 and above 0 

80 mt 

N/A 

Good 

Tehran

Sardkhane-h Farrokh Co.

Cold Room Positive and Negative

+5 to -18

N/A 

4,500 CBM

Good 

Karaj

Shafagh Shomali Cold room

Cold Room Positive and Negative

above 0 

5,500 mt

N/A 

Good 

Bandar Abbas

Shahid Haghani Cold room

Cold Room Positive and Negative

above 0 

5000 mt

N/A

Good 

 

[1] Cold Room Positive, Cold Room Negative, Refrigerator, Freezer,

[2] Compression, Absorption, Solar, Other, unspecified

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2.7 Milling Assessment

The Government Trading Corporation (GTC) is in control of grain and flour production and importation in Iran. It gives the standards for quality and controls the products. (A staple diet in Iran is bread.) The overall milling capacity is able to cope with the requirements of the country. In addition, there is an overcapacity already built. Wheat flourmills are situated in wheat production regions and close to transit entry points, such as ports. In Ahwaz, 167 km from the Bandar Imam Khomeini port, there are four mills and near Bandar Abbas are also three mills. The whole country's milling capacity is 30 million mt per year. These mills produced last year 15.5 million mt of wheat flour. That performance can be increased according to demand. 

For more information on milling company contact details, please see the following link: 4.6 Storage and Milling Companies Contact List.

Milling Company - Company Ard Setareh Kordan  

Ard Setareh Kordan flour mill factory is located in North Tehran (Karaj-Kordan). It is equipped with two production units, with total production capacity of 400 mt per day, and wheat storage capacity of 30,000 mt. 

Company Name and Address

Contact Names and  Email

Telephone and  Fax

Ard Setareh Kordan Co 

75 km Tehran-Qazvin highway - first exit after the bridge Kurdan.  

 

Name: Malek Hossein Agha Taher 

Title: Managing Director 

Email: info@ardesetareh.com 

Web: http://ardesetareh.com 

Tel: 0098 26-44525530-9 

 

Fax: 0098 26-44525530 

Summary of Role and Services

Ard Setareh Kordan supplies flour to Iran and also exports to CIS countries. Different products of this company are: Wheat flour, Normal Flour, Star Flour, Macaroni Flour, and Confectionary Flour.

 

Facilities

Parking Area Inside Compound (m²)

12,000

Drainage

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes

Number of Ventilators (screened)

5

Electricity Load (KVA)

200

Backup Generator(s)

Yes

240 KVA

 

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

VALS / Turkey 

2010 

2011 

Good 

       

 

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Available

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

4

Yes

 

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

2

Yes

 

Moisture Tester

Yes

5

Yes

 

De-stoning Plant

Yes

5

Yes

 

Metal Extractor

Yes

5

Yes

 

 

Staffing

Number of Full Time Skilled Workers

45

Number of Full Time Labourers

20

 

Weighbridge

Number

1

Capacity (MT)

Length (m)

Type

Within Compound

50

20

N/A

 

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

61

21

15

Building – Maize Mill

-

-

-

Walls

Plastered

Roof

Plastered (Reinforced Concrete Structure) 

Floor

Concrete Mosaics  

 

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in Walls or Roof

No 

No 

Signs of Rodent Activity

No 

No 

Signs of Birds Entry 

No 

No 

Damaged Gutters/Drains

No 

No 

Signs of Moisture 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation

No 

No 

Cleanliness

Good 

Good 

 

 

 

Pest Control

Fumigation

Yes   

Frequency

Every 3 months  

Contracted

Yes 

Spraying 

Yes 

Frequency

Every 6 months  

Contracted

Yes 

Rodenticides 

Yes 

Frequency

Weekly 

Contracted

Yes 

Rodent Trapping

Yes 

Frequency

Weekly 

Contracted

Yes 

 

Security 

Security

 Good 

Compound

Fenced 

Other Comments

The whole compound has an area of 50,000 mincluding, 12,000m2 parking site, 1,200m2 Departments, 6,500 mProduction building, and 30,000 mt Wheat Silos.  

 

Access

Distance from Main Town (km)

75 km from Tehran, 20 km from Karaj 

Travel Time if not Located in Town (hours)

45 minutes From Tehran  

Road Condition to Mill

Asphalt Main Road 

Road Limitations (if any)

Similar to the main roads 

Rail Connections

No

On the Railway From

 

To

 

Other Comments

 

 

Milling Capacity

Commodities

Daily Capacity (MT)

Monthly Activity (MT)

Wheat

450 

12,000 

Maize

100 

7,000 

 

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tons

Wheat – Covered (MT)

Flour – Covered (MT)

Within the Compound

Silos 30,000 mt 

Covered Warehouse 10,000 mt 

Outside the Compound

N/A 

N/A 

 

Capacity to Blend

400 mt 

 

Loading & Discharge Rates

4.8 mt / hour

 

Transport Capacity at Mill

400 mt 

 

Milling Company - Company Ard Roshan Yazd  

Ard Roshan Yazd mill factory is located in south-centre of Iran (Yazd Province), is equipped with three production unit, with total production capacity of 850 mt per day, and wheat storage capacity of 250,000 mt.  

Company Name and Address

Contact Names and Email

Telephone and Fax

Ard Roshan Yazd Co 

Abrisham Blvd., Yazd Industrial City, Yazd  

Name: Abbas Mozafari Khah 

Title: Managing Director 

Email: arderoshan_yazd@yahoo.com 

Web: www.roshanflour.com 

Tel: 0098 35-37272055 

Fax: 0098 35-37272145 

Summary of Role and Services

Ard Roshan yazd supplies flour to Iran and also exports to Iraq, Syria, and CIS countries. Different products of this company are Wheat Flour, Normal Flour, Star Flour, Macaroni Flour, and Confectionary Flour.

 

Facilities

Parking Area Inside Compound (m²)

22,000 

Drainage

Good 

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes 

Number of Ventilators (screened)

30

Electricity Load (KVA)

1000

Backup Generator(s)

Yes

240 KVA

 

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

Valsi / Turkey 

1963 

1963 

Good 

Alpala / Turkey  

 

2000 

Good 

Bohler / Germany 

 

2011 

Good 

 

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Available

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

12 

Yes

 

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

Yes

 

Moisture Tester

Yes

15 

Yes

 

De-stoning Plant

Yes

15 

Yes

 

Metal Extractor

Yes

15 

Yes

 

 

Staffing

Number of Full Time Skilled Workers

80 

Number of Full Time Labourers

40 

 

Weighbridge

Number

1

Capacity (MT)

Length (m)

Type

Within Compound

70 

20

N/A

 

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

200 

70 

24 

Building – Maize Mill

-

-

-

Walls

Plastered

Roof

Plastered (Reinforced Concrete Structure) 

Floor

Concrete Mosaics  

 

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in Walls or Roof

No 

No 

Signs of Rodent Activity

No 

No 

Signs of Birds Entry 

No 

No 

Damaged Gutters/Drains

No 

No 

Signs of Moisture 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation

No 

No 

Cleanliness

Good 

Good 

 

Pest Control

Fumigation

Yes   

Frequency

Every 3 months  

Contracted

Yes 

Spraying 

Yes 

Frequency

Every 6 months  

Contracted

Yes 

Rodenticides 

Yes 

Frequency

Weekly 

Contracted

Yes 

Rodent Trapping

Yes 

Frequency

Weekly 

Contracted

Yes 

 

Security 

Security

 Good 

Compound

Fenced 

Other Comments

The whole compound has an area of 150,000 m2 including, 22,000 m2 parking site, 2,500 m2 Departments, 12,000 m2 Production building, and 250,000 mt Wheat Silos. 

 

Access

Distance from Main Town (km)

15 Km from Yazd 

Travel Time if not Located in Town (hours)

10 Minutes From Yazd  

Road Condition to Mill

Asphalt Main Road 

Road Limitations (if any)

Similar to the main roads 

Rail Connections

No 

On the Railway From

 

To

 

Other Comments

 

 

Milling Capacity

Commodities

Daily Capacity (MT)

Monthly Activity (MT)

Wheat

850 

10,200 

Maize

 

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tons

Wheat – Covered (MT)

Flour – Covered (MT)

Within the Compound

Silos 250,000 MT 

Covered Warehouse 22,000 MT 

Outside the Compound

N/A 

N/A 

 

Capacity to Blend

800 mt 

 

Loading & Discharge Rates

10 mt / hour

 

Transport Capacity at Mill

800 mt 

 

Additional Notes

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3 Services and Supply

The quality and availability of services and supplies in Iran depend on various factors, such as the type of service, the level of regulation, the source of funding, and the geographic location.

In comparison to the neighbouring countries, transportation in Iran, especially road transportation is quite cost-efficient. Iran's government in order to strengthen people’s livelihood keeps the fuel price down and as a result movement of goods in the country is quite cost-efficient.

Economic sanctions imposed on the country lead to limited access to international markets and technology, thereby challenging the supply chain in various sectors.

Due to the access of Iran to the open oceans, the Iranian international road transporters are quite active in the country, transiting the goods from southern ports to the neighbouring countries. As Iran is a member of the CMR and TIR convention, international road transporters also are active in moving goods to the neighbouring countries.

The government is responsible for establishing policies and planning for highways and road transport, as well as constructing, maintaining, and managing ports and commercial maritime affairs.

 

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Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.1 Fuel

Fuel Overview

In the past, Iran had limited domestic fuel refining capacity, and domestic demand relied on imports of refined products, especially gasoline. In response to international sanctions and the resulting difficulty in purchasing refined products, Iran’s domestic refining capacity expanded. As a result, since 2018 and after completion of several refinery projects, Iran stopped importing petrol and began exporting this product. Currently, Iran has a well-established infrastructure for fuel supply and storage, with numerous refineries and storage facilities strategically located across different regions.

One of the strategies to control inflation in the country have always been subsidizing petrol price. The significant price gap of petrol in Iran and neighbouring countries has increased the fuel trafficking.

Fuel distribution in Iran involves both government-owned companies and private distributors. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), a state-owned entity, plays a central role in fuel production, refining, and distribution. Additionally, several private companies are authorized to import, distribute, and sell fuel products under government regulations.

 

For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.7 Fuel Providers Contact List.

Information may also be found at: http://www.mytravelcost.com/petrol-prices/ which is updated monthly. 

Fuel Pricing

Fuel prices are fixed by government of Iran. The government subsidies fuel and each car owner is entitled to certain amount of fuel in one month – 60 L – that can be purchased at the price of IRR 15,000 IRR. Thereafter, fuel can be purchased at price of 30,000 IRR.

 

Fuel Prices per Litre as of: 26 FEB  2024

(local currency and USD - $)

Petrol

 30,000 Rials and 0.076 US$ 

Diesel

 6,000 Rials and 0.015 US$ 

Paraffin

N/A

 Jet A-1

 N/A

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?)

Yes

Is there a rationing system?

Yes

Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?

Yes

Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?

Yes

Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?

UN: Yes

 

INGOs/NGOs: No

Fuel Transportation

There is no pipeline to the main cities for fuel. The only pipelines are for Gas. Internal transportation of fuel products is carried out by Tankers. Road situation and transportation infrastructure and fleet are sufficient to handle current domestic needs as well as increased demand from the humanitarian community.  

Standards, Quality and Testing

Industry Control Measures

Do tanks have adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel?

Yes

Are there filters in the system which monitor where fuel is loaded into aircraft?

Yes

Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks?

Yes

Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment?

Yes

 

Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority?

Yes

If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.

National:

Regional:

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?

Yes

 

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?

Yes

 

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co. 

Name 

National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co. 

Address

N 4. Varsho Street. Ostad Nejatolahi Street

Telephone and Fax

Tel: 00982188928220

Fax: 00982188498950

Contact

Email: info@niordc.ir

Website: www.niordc.ir

Standards Used

Iran Petroleum Standards

 

 

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Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.2 Transporters

For the first time 'Road Transport Deputy' was raised as one of the five deputies of the 'Road and Transport Ministry' in organizational structure in 1982. Establishing the special limited stock of public terminals of good vehicles was approved in 1988 in order to exploit, develop, maintain and construction of public terminals and en-route welfare-service complexes. After establishment of this company which its public council management affairs was undertaken by Road and Transport Minister, practically, part of current regulations in public transport affairs were carried-on by this governmental company.

In the 50th session of 'State Administrative High Council' according to the common proposal of the 'Road and Transport Ministry' and 'Civil Service and Administrative Affairs Organization' with separating the duties of Road and Transport from respective ministry organizations and integrating into 'Special Stock Company of Good Public Transport Terminals', State Terminals and Transport Organization was established and the first formation of 'State Terminals and Transport Organization' was approved in 1995. At the outset, this organization had two affiliated company in the name of 'Islamic Republic of Iran Transport Company' and 'IRI International Transport Company' which according to the ratification of High Council Administration 'IRI Transport Company' was separated from organization in 2002 and the name of the organization changed to 'Road Maintenance and Transport Organization'.

For the first time in 32 years, an Iranian national has been appointed as member of TIR Executive Board (TIRExB). From Iranian Customs Administration (ICA), Mr. Mostafa Ayati was elected by unanimous vote as a member of the TIR Executive Board (TIRExB), a subsidiary body of the TIR Administrative Committee, which is composed of 9 members. The TIRExB election took place during the sixtieth session of the TIR Administrative Committee in Geneva on 07 November 2018. The Convention has 28 members from the European Union (EU), America, China, Russia, CIS countries, Caucasus and Turkey. Previously, Iranians had been nominated for the position for three times though they failed to receive enough votes.

TIR Executive Board (TIRExB), a subsidiary body of the TIR Administrative Committee, is composed of 9 members, each from different Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention. The TIRExB supervises and provides support in the application of the TIR procedure at the national and international levels. 

The Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention, 1975) is one of the most successful international transport conventions and is so far the only universal Customs transit system in existence. To date, it has 70 contracting parties, including the European Union. It covers the whole of Europe and reaches out to North Africa and the Near and Middle East. More than 35,000 operators are authorized to use the TIR system and around 3 million TIR transports are carried out per year. The TIR Convention facilitates the international carriage of goods from one or more customs offices of departure to one or more customs offices of destination and through as many countries as necessary.

Approximately 428 million mt of goods were transited via Iran during the first quarter of the Iranian calendar year 2017-2018, according to an official at the Iranian Roads Maintenance Organization. Oil products accounted for 13.4 million mt and non-oil products constituted 6.8 million mt of transited goods in the three-month period, the official mentioned. The transited consignments mostly consisted of fuel, chemical materials, cotton, home appliances, and foodstuff. Iraq, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates were the main countries which transited goods via Iran.

Transit of goods via Iran roads by 27.9 percent in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, compared to the year before. Over 12.3 million tons of goods were transited via the country in the previous calendar year.

Iran’s trucking fleet is largely available at the terminals. Companies are involved in both the provision of road transportation and shipping services (freight forwarders) and can provide internal transport services for food and non-food commodities.

There are very limited number of transport companies who own their own fleet. The drivers who have their own trucks are sub-contracted by truck agencies. Based on the latest statistics of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization, just 4% of whole trucks in Iran have ownership of the transport companies. 82% of trucks are in the ownership of drivers. 

More than 117 million mt of goods is a portion of international transport (import and export) during 2018 in Iran. 

The total number of different types of trucks in Iran is 423,000 which includes 144,000 containerized trailers, 4,200 Bonkers and Tankers (for different types of fuel), and around 270,000 other types of transporter trucks.   

For more information on transport company contact details, please see the following link: 4.8 Transporter Contact List.

Kala Navgan Shargh Co. Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Middle east and Europe

Company’s main sector

Warehousing and distribution, international transport, Professional handling of all sizes of shipments, and port services

GDP authorization available?

 

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (MT)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

Dang Feng

300

25

 

Volvo

200

25

 

Total Capacity

500

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

 

Maroos Co Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Middle East and Europe

Company’s main sector

Logistics and global transportation, Marine operations

GDP authorization available?

 

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (MT)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

M.BENZ

1

25

 

Volvo

3

25

 

SCANIA

6

25

 

IVECO

1

25

 

Ford

2

10

 

SHECROLET

2

10

 

GMC

1

10

 

Total Capacity

16

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

Partnik Co Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Middle east and Europe

Company’s main sector

International transport and Freight Forwarding, Stevedoring and tallying

GDP authorization available?

 

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (MT)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

M.BENZ

35

24

 

Volvo

25

24

 

SCANIA

35

24

 

RENAULT

25

24

 

DONGFENG

10

24

 

IVECO

20

24

 

FOTON

20

24

 

JAC

10

24

 

INTERNATIONAL

10

24

 

HOWO

10

24

 

Total Capacity

200

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

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Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.3 Manual Labour

The Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare of Iran is responsible for planning and supervising the application of labour and cooperative law, comprehensive welfare and social security system and other relevant laws and regulations. This ministry at the beginning of each year indicates the minimum labour wage for general workers. The organizations should obey the minimum wage condition and the related insurance condition that is indicated by the Social Welfare Organization and the Tax Office of Iran. The Worker Social Services Department which is functioning under the management of the ministry is responsible for investigating the differences between the worker and the employer.

 

Labour Rate(s) Overview

 

Cost
(Local Currency & USD - $)

Rate as of February 2024

Daily General Worker (Unskilled casual labour)

IRR 2,123,313 or USD 5.42

IRR 391,670

Daily General Worker (Semi-skilled labour)

There is no governmental rate and it is based on the agreement by the labour and employee.

Skilled Worker

There is no governmental rate and it is based on the agreement by the labour and employee.

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.4 Telecommunications

Iran’s telecommunications industry is almost entirely state-owned, dominated by the Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI). Telecommunication Company of Iran, or TCI (Persian: شرکت مخابرات ایران) is the fixed-line incumbent operator in Iran offering services in fixed telephony, DSL, and data services for both residential and business customers, throughout the country. It was established in 1971 with a new organizational structure as the main responsible administration for the entire telecommunication affairs. 

TCI maintains 30 provincial subsidiaries and two brands - MCI (Hamrahe Avval or Mobile Company of Iran) and FCI (Ashenaye Avval or Fixed-line Company of Iran) that provide fixed-line telephone service, data services, mobile services, high-speed internet and soon wireless services. About 99% of the fixed-line telephone subscribers and 61% of the mobile subscribers in Iran belong to TCI's affiliates. 

In 2016 the Director of TCI announced the merger of its provincial subsidiaries and the MCI into a single business unit. TCI has utilized equipment and services such as digital switching centers, optical fiber cables, mobile phones, data networks, satellite services, and telephone special services. TCI manufactures more than 80% of the required equipment inside Iran. Iran Telecommunication Industries (ITI) was also founded in the same year to manufacture the required equipment for the national long-distance network. TCI has a monopoly over Iran's fixed-line infrastructure, and it was until 2010, Iran's largest cellular operator (MCI) and Internet service provider and data communication operator (DCI).

For more information on telecoms contacts, please see the following link: 4.11 Additional Services Contact List.

 

Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

Yes

Does it allow international calls?

Yes 

Number and Length of Downtime Periods (on average)

 It can happen in exceptional cases.

Mobile Phone Providers

MCI, Irancell, Rightel 

Approximate Percentage of National Coverage

96.5%

Telecommunications Regulations

Regulations on Usage and Import

 

Regulations in Place?

Regulating Authority

Satellite

No 

N/A 

HF Radio

Yes 

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority and Radio Communication, Ministry of Information & Communication Technology 

UHF/VHF/HF Radio: Handheld, Base and Mobile

Yes 

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority and Radio Communication 

UHF/VHF Repeaters

Yes 

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority and Radio Communication 

GPS

No  

N/A 

VSAT

Yes 

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority and Radio Communication, Ministry of Information & Communication Technology 

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required

  •   U.N. agencies received licenses to operate HF & VHF equipment in 2013. 

 

Frequency Licenses Required

NA

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

UNHCR and UNICEF have similar radio equipment as WFP. There is a common radio room based in UN Common Premises and it’s operational 24/7 in Tehran and provides services to all UN agencies: UNODC, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, and UNFPA. 

 

Existing UN Telecommunication Systems

 

UNDP

WFP

UNFPA

UNICEF 

VHF Frequencies

10 frequencies over VHF III 163.375-172.375 MHz 

10 frequencies over VHF III 

10 frequencies over VHF III 

10 frequencies over VHF III 

HF Frequencies

21 frequencies in range of 2825-17488 KHz 

21 frequencies in range of 2825-17488 KHz 

21 frequencies in range of 2825-17488 KHz 

21 frequencies in range of 2825 - 17488 KHz 

Locations of Repeaters

4 VHF stations 

4 VHF stations 

4 VHF stations 

4 VHF stations 

VSAT

2560/1536 Vsat 2688/1536wireless 

2816/2944 Vsat 384/256128 wireless 

Vsat 2688/1536wireless 

n/a 

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

There are 2 types of internet service providers in the country, Governmental and Private sector (which is also connected to the governmental hubs). ISP for UN Iran Fanap Telecom Company which is a private company.   

Internet Service Providers

Are there ISPs available?

Yes 

If yes, are they privately or government owned?

Both 

Dial-up only?

No 

Approximate Rates (local currency and USD - $)

Dial-up

N/A 

Broadband

N/A 

Max Leasable ‘Dedicated’ Bandwidth

 50 MB

 

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)

Mobile networks in Iran provide widespread coverage, especially in urban areas, with companies like the Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MCI) and Irancell leading the market. These networks offer both voice and data services, catering to a large population across the country. However, while coverage is generally extensive, the reliability of mobile networks can vary, especially in remote or rural regions where infrastructure may be less developed.

For information on MNOs please visit the GSM Association website.

Company

Number of Agent Outlets by Area

Network Strength by Area

Contracted for Humanitarian or Government Cash Transfer

Programmes?

Services Offered

(i.e. Merchant Payment,

Bulk Disbursement,

Receive & Make Payment)

Mobile Communication Company of Iran (MCI) – Hamrahe Aval

-

-

N/A

N/A

MTN Irancell

-

-

N/A

N/A

RighTel

-

-

N/A

N/A

Taliya (Rafsanjan Industrial Complex Telecommunications Co.)

-

-

N/A

N/A

 

 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.5 Food and Additional Suppliers

The wide range of temperature fluctuation in different parts of the country and the multiplicity of climatic zones make it possible to cultivate a diverse variety of crops, including cereals (wheat, barley, rice, and maize (corn)), fruits (dates, figs, pomegranates, melons, and grapes), vegetables, cotton, sugar beets, sugarcane and pistachios, nuts, olives, spices e.g. saffron (World's largest producer with 81% of the world's total output), raisin(world's third largest producer & second largest exporter), tea, tobacco, Berberis (world's largest producer) and medical herbs. More than 2,000 plant species are grown in Iran; only 100 of which are being used in pharmaceutical industries. The land covered by Iran's natural flora is four times that of Europe.

Wheat, rice, and barley are the country's major crops. The Iranian grain sector is highly regulated. Producers receive subsidized access to input costs such as fertilizer and pesticides, as well as a guaranteed support price for their crops.

Rice: Iran's total rice production stands at 2.2 million tons per annum whereas annual consumption is about three million tons. UAE, Pakistan, India, Thailand, and Indonesia are some of the countries that Iran imports rice from to cover their consumption needs. The average per capita consumption of rice in Iran is 45.5 kg, which makes Iranians the 13th biggest rice consumers. Rice is mostly produced in northern Iran. Rice has been cultivated for many years in Mazandaran and Gilan Province of Iran. In the Northern Province, many indica rice cultivars including Tarom, Gerdeh, Hashemi, Hasani, Neda, and Gharib have been bred by farmers.

Pistachio: Iran ranks as the world's largest pistachio producer and exporter followed by USA and Turkey. After oil and carpets, pistachios are Iran's biggest exports: about 200,000 tons for $840 million. More than 350,000 people earn a living from the nut, most of them in vast groves of the desert oases in the southeast. Iran's share in the global pistachio market reached 50 percent.

Saffron: Saffron is cultivated in many regions of the country, the provinces of North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, and South Khorasan in the northeast have the highest production share. Iran's saffron is exported to the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Japan, Turkmenistan, France, Italy and the US. The northeastern Khorasan Razavi province exported 57 tons of saffron worth $156.5 million to 41 countries. The high production cost comes from the exhaustive process of extracting the stamens from the flower and the number of flowers necessary to produce small amounts of spice but the process is in the process of being automated now. Iran is the largest producer of saffron with 93.7% of the world's total production.

Tea: Iran traditionally is a tea drinker country with lots of tea farmlands in the north of Iran. There are several tea packaging factories in Iran that either process the locally farmed tea or package the imported tea from India, Pakistan, or other East Asian countries.

Fruits: Iran is among the largest producers of berries and stone fruits in the world, especially pomegranates, dates, figs, and cherries.

Generic country information can be located from sources that are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a general overview of country data related to the service and supply sectors, please consult the following source: 

The Observatory of Economic Complexity - MIT (OEC)

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Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.5.1 Food Suppliers

Overview

Most of the food in Iran's market is produced and processed locally. Iran has a wide variety of climates with large farmlands and lots of human resources with a low payment range in comparison with International rates, as a result not only most of the consumed foods are produced locally, but also Iran is an important food exporter. In the first 11 months of the year 2021, Iran exported nearly 6.5 million tons of food products with a total value of nearly 6 billion dollars. The main strategic food items that are imported to the country are related to corn, rice, soy, red meat, grains, and fruits such as bananas and coconut.

Iran has strict regulations for the import of food to assure the safety of the products and also the government imposes bans on the import of several food items to support the local producers.

Additional information can be located from sources that are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For more specific and detailed overviews of food availability and market conditions, please consult the following sources:

For more information on food supplier contact details, please see the following link: 4.10 Supplier Contact List.

Retail Sector

The Retail sector in Iran market is well established and within the past decade, it has been evolving. Traditionally consumers used small shops for acquiring their requested materials and also used wholesalers for receiving discounts. Within the past few years, medium-sized and big supermarket chains have increased and are available in all cities. After the COVID-19 pandemic online shopping also became popular, and it is a fast-increasing business.

 

Types of Retailers Available

Type of Retailer

Rank

(1-5)

Supermarket – concentrates mainly in supplying a range of food, beverage, cleaning and sanitation products; have significant purchasing power; are often part of national/regional/global chains.

2

Convenience Store/Mini Market – medium sized shop; offers a more limited range of products than supermarkets; usually has good/stable purchasing power; may be part of chain or cooperative.

1

Permanent shop with strong supply capacity individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; good storage and reliable supply options.

1

Mobile Shop/Market Stand individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; may be found at outdoor markets, camps or unstable environments.

3

 

Wholesale – Koosha Sepehr Sabalan Co.

Supplier Overview

Company Name

Koosha Sepehr Sabalan Co.

Address

#14, no. 95, Radafzan St., Pirouzeh St., Salmas Squ., Yousefabad, Tehran, Iran.

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity?

 

Yes, packing factory for all types of beans, rice, dry goods and tea in various weights, as well as sorting and winnowing.

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity?

 

Yes

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

No, transporting will be carried out by logistic companies after concluding contract.

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes

Approximate Turnover in MT

 

7,068,000.00 USD ,A yearly turnover

Payment Methods Accepted

SBLC, LC, CAD, DAP, T.T (Payment will be performed as prepayment against providing bank guarantee)

Other Comments or Key Information

http://www.kooshaco.com/servis.html

 

 

Primary Goods / Commodities Available

Commodities by Type**

(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title)

00 - Live animals (other than fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc.)

No

01 - Meat and meat preparations

i.e meat of bovine animals, meat of sheep, dried or sausages…

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

i.e. milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, eggs…

03 - Fish (not marine mammals), crustaceans, molluscs…

No

04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

i.e. wheat, rice, flour of maize, pasta...

05 - Vegetables and fruit

i.e. vegetables,  nuts, jams, fruit juices…

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

i.e. sugars (beet or cane) raw, natural honey

07 - Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof

i.e. coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate, pepper…

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

i.e. ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups and broths, yeasts…

41 - Animal oils and fats

i.e. lard, fats and oils…

42/43 - Fixed vegetable fats and oils, crude, refined or fractionated

i.e. soya bean oil, olive oil, maize oil, vegetable oil…

 

 

**For non-FOOD products please see section 3.5.2 Additional Suppliers, and for FUEL/PETROLEUM products please see section 3.1 Fuel.

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Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.5.2 Additional Suppliers

Overview

Iran has a well-established and functional local food market that can respond to the needs of the consumers and also facilitates the export of food. The local supply chain of food is well-functional but it is traditional and amount of the waste is quite high. Given the available supply chain in the country, in times of emergency, the requested food can be supplied from the local market and even in the time of the COVID lock down, Iran was one of the countries that did not face any shortages of food items in the markets. It should be noted that as the main part of the food chain in Iran is working with small businesses that are working traditionally with low capacity, in the time of emergency the whole sellers are usually the best option to acquire the requested items in a short time.

 
For more information on suppliers’ contact details, please see the following link: 4.10 Supplier Contact List.

 

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Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.6 Additional Services

Overview

The main cities of Iran, especially Tehran, have the highest access to various services. However, the quality and availability of logistic and infrastructure services decrease as the distance from the main cities increases. Smaller cities and rural areas may face challenges in obtaining these services or may not have them at all.

For more information on company contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Additional Services Contact List.

Accommodation

There are around 215,000 hotel bedrooms (including all hotels, motels, hotel apartments etc.) available in the whole of Iran, which is a combination of 1,025 hotels (from 1 to 5 stars), 525 hotel apartments, and 4,000 tourist suits and compounds. 

For more information/reservation and hotel search:

http://persianhotel.net

Electricity and Power

For more information: http://irandataportal.syr.edu/ministry-of-energy

The power sector in Iran is largely controlled by the government, through the Ministry of Energy and its subsidiaries, such as TAVANIR, which is responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. However, the government also allows private participation in the sector, through independent power producers (IPPs), build-operate-transfer (BOT) contracts, and power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Today, Iran generates 90% of its electricity. Iran is wealthy in resources with the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves and the fourth-largest verified crude oil reserves Most of the electricity production in Iran is from fossil gas and oil sources, and a small share of it is related to hydropower, coal, renewable and nuclear energy sources.

It is worth mentioning that, Iran is the world's largest energy subsidizer, leading to highly wasteful consumption patterns.

Financial Services

There are 29 banks in Iran with 22,818 branches in different parts of the country. Whether owned by the government or private, all banks are operating under the supervision of the central banks of Iran. Despite the wide range of different banks in Iran, given the competition among the banks, all of them almost provide similar financial services. Due to international sanctions on the Iranian banking system, currently, there are no international banking services available in Iran and the only exception is related to international humanitarian activities in Iran such as UN and INGOs.

Banks usually do not provide currency exchange services and in case of providing the services, it will be quite expensive. Most of the banks also have an exchange office that is responsible for related services. There are also several exchange offices in the main cities that are not related to the banks.

Pasargad Bank

Below is the assessment of Pasargad Bank. As all the financial services provide similar services, below assessment is conducted for one of the private banks but the result is almost true for other service providers.

 

Company Overview

Company Name

Pasargad Bank

Address

For bank branches please refer to the bank website.

 

Available?

Comments

(max / min transfer or exchange amounts, etc.)

Has IBAN, BIC, or SWIFT number?

Yes

Bank has the mentioned numbers but currently due to the sanctions, international banking services are not available.

Provides currency exchange?

NO

Pasargad Exchange office is providing related services.

Will initiate / receive wire transfers?

Yes

 

Provides Loan / Credit services?

Yes

 

Other Comments or Key Information

Other information related to the bank are available in the bank website.

 

 

Other Locations

Region(s)

Service Location(s)

The main office of the Pasargad bank:

No 430, Mirdamad BLVD, Tehran, Iran

Clearing and Forwarding Agents

A number of transporters are also freight forwarders. For contact information on freight forwarding agents, please see the following link: 4.8 Iran Transporter Contact List

Construction, Material Handling & Power Generation Equipment

The availability of construction, freight/material handling, and power generation equipment for rent or lease varies depending on factors such as location, demand, and market conditions. Construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and cranes are commonly available for rent or lease from equipment rental companies and dealerships across the country.  Similarly, freight and material handling equipment, including forklifts, pallet jacks, and conveyor systems, are also readily available for rent or lease mostly in industrial zones.

Postal and Courier Services

Iran's post office has branches in all cities of Iran and provides national and international post services. There are also several private companies that provide courier and international post services.

Printing and Publishing

There are several printing service providers in the country with good printing quality. It should be noted that most of the well established printing companies are around Tehran as the business concentration is in this city.

Taxi Companies

There is one governmental company in Iran for taxis (which has yellow cab taxis). Within the past few years, electronic taxis have become very popular in Iran with the main services provided by two Iranian companies called Snap and Tapsi. There are also private companies in Iran for taxi services. For contact information for taxi companies, please see the following link: 4.11 Iran Additional Services Contact List

Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance/Workshops

Equipment maintenance services are widely available across various sectors, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and logistics. These services encompass preventive maintenance, repairs, and technical support for a wide range of equipment, from heavy machinery to industrial machinery and vehicles. Companies specializing in equipment maintenance operate throughout the country, providing reliable and professional services to businesses and industries.

 

Vehicle Rental

There are several agents in Iran for rental vehicles. Different types of vehicles are available for rent based on requirements. For more information on vehicle rental contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Iran Additional Services Contact List

 

Medical Logistics Specific Services

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) has executive responsibility for health and medical education within the Iranian government and the MOHME Department of Medical Equipment supervises imports of medical equipment, its import and distribution is mostly handled by the private sector.

Access to the international market for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment is facilitated through various suppliers and subcontractors.

 

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Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.7 Waste Management Infrastructure Assessment 

Overview

http://irandataportal.syr.edu/ministry-of-energy

Municipalities are responsible for the management of waste and disposal. There are sub-contractors who are in charge of collecting waste and disposals. These contractors have factories/facilities for recycling plastics and papers as well as municipalities. There are different garbage boxes distributed by municipalities and subcontractors for different types of waste and disposals. Regarding the policy of information sharing which recently circulated via media to inform the Iranian population about the waste and recycle system; Iranian citizens are aware of the waste collection and management system. 

Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal

Municipalities are focal points for all types of disposals all around the country. There are several hubs in place to gather different types of disposals and manage to eliminate or recycle them. 

In capital cities and central cities in every province, there are plenty of trash bins around streets and alleys to gather all disposals. For several years the government tried to improve the culture of usage of trash bins for different types of disposals. 

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Most of the hazardous disposals are collected inside the plants hospitals or other industrial places under the control of HSSE Managers of industries or related places. On the other hand, most cities in Iran are connected to the wastewater network. 

Medical Waste Overview and Disposal

According to Article 7 of Iran’s Waste Management Law, after the decontamination or normalization of medical waste, the management of it falls under the responsibility of municipalities.

The Waste Management Organization, on behalf of the Municipality, is responsible for receiving decontaminated waste, transporting it, and ultimately disposing of it. This process has been outsourced to the private institutes.

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 4 Contact Lists

In the following subsections the contact details for I.R. Iran will be presented.

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 4.1 Government Contact List

Ministry 

National or Provincial/State Authority 

City / Town 

Street / Physical Address 

Name 

Title 

Email 

Phone Number (Office) 

Phone Number (mobile) 

Fax Number 

Website  

National Organization of Migration (NOM)

National 

 Tehran 

 

Mr. Ruhollah Ghaderi

Head of NOM

 

 

 

 

 

Bureau for Alien and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) 

National 

 Tehran 

  

Mr. Asghar Bolukian 

Head of BAFIA 

info@bafia.moi.ir 

+98 2188 779964 

 

+98 21 88796860 

www.bafia.moi.ir 

 

National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO) 

 National 

 Tehran 

Dr. Fatemi Ave.,Ministry of Interior-Tehran 

Mr.Mohammad Hassan Nami 

Head of NDMO 

office@ndmo.ir 

info@ndmo.ir 

 

+98 21 84866641-3 

+98 21  44520223 

 

+98 21 84864196 

+98 21 44503373 

http://www.ndmo.ir

 

Institute of Standard and Industrial Research 

National 

Tehran 

 

Ms. Nayereh Pirouzbakht

Inspection General Manager 

standard@isiri.org 

+98 21 88879461, Ext.1232 

N/A 

+98 21 88887080 

www.isiri.org 

 

Plant and Protection Organization, Quarantine Directorate 

National 

Tehran 

After Ayatollah Moghaddas Ardebili intersection, Yaman.St, Chamran Highway, Tehran

Ms. Maryam Jalili Moghaddam 

General Manager 

info@ppo.ir 

 

+98 21 23091118 

+98 21 23091105

+98 21 230919 

+98 21 23091500 

+98 21 23091000 

+98 21 22403197  

+98 21 22210228 

www.ppo.ir 

 

Iran Ministry of Road and Urban development  

National 

Tehran 

Shahid Dadman Bldg, Africa St., Argentine Sq. 

Mr. Mehrdad Bazrpash 

Minister 

n/a 

+98 21 88888 907-9 

+98 21 88646130-4 
+98 21 88878031-9 

N/A 

 

http://mrud.ir/Portal/Home/ 

 

Police of Road and Highways 

National 

Tehran 

Shahrak Azmayesh, Marzdaran Blvd., Tehran 

Mr. Colonel Seyed Teimour Hosseini

Chief Commander  

info@police.ir 

+98 21 88255555 

N/A 

 

http://www.rahvar120.ir 

Ministry of Petroleum 

National 

Tehran 

3rd Floor, Ministry of Petrolium Building, Taleghani St.,  

Mr. Javad Owji 

Minister 

info@mop.ir 

+98-21- 61651 

+98 21 61626075 

N/A 

+98 21 66154977 

www.mop.ir 

Ministry of Energy 

National 

Tehran 

Ministry of Energy building, in front of Parke Melat, Niayesh Highway, Vali-e-Asr St.  

Mr. Ali Akbar Mehrabian 

Minister 

info@moe.org.i

minister@moe.gov.ir 

+98 21 88644850 

+98 21 81606580 

N/A 

+98 21 81606132 

+98 21 81606582  

www.moe.gov.ir 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 4.2 Humanitarian Agency Contact List

 

Organization 

Physical Address 

Name 

Title 

Email 

Phone Number (Office) 

Phone Number (mobile) 

Fax Number 

Website  

International Organization of Migration(IOM)

No.19, Amir Pabarja St., Dr. Shariati Aly., Tehran, Iran

Ms. Lalini Veerassamy

Chief of Mission (CoM)

 

 

 

 

https://www.iom.int/

Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) 

No.1362, Vali e Asr Ave., After Mirdamad Blvd., Tehran 

Mr. Pirhossein Kolivand 

Head of Relief & Rescue Org. (RARO/IRCS) 

 

+98 21 64042353 

+98 21 88201000 

 

+98 21 66265458 

+98 21 88201065 

http://rcs.ir/ 

 

UNRC office 

No. 8, Shahrzad Blvd, Darrous, UN Common Bldg, Tehran-Iran 

Mr. Stefan Priesner

UN Resident Coordinator 

 

 

+98 21 22860691-4 

 

+98 21 2286 9547 

www.un.org.ir 

 

WFP

No. 7, Nezami St, Rastovan St, 3rd Neyestan St, Pasdaran Ave.Tehran - Iran 

Ms. Negar Gerami

WFP Representative

 

(+98-21) 2279 4075

 

(+98-21) 2279 4075

https://www.wfp.org/countries/iran-islamic-republic

UNOCHA 

No.8, Shahrzad Blvd., Darrous, UN Common Bldg., Tehran-Iran 

Ms. Fatima Shirkavand

Humanitarian Affairs Officer 

 

+98 21 22886675 

 

+98 21 22869529 

http://ochaonline.un.org 

 

UNDP

8 Shahrzad Blvd, Darrous, 1948773911

Tehran - Islamic Republic of Iran

Claudio Providas

UNDP

Representative

 

+9821 2286 0691 - 4

 

+9821 2286 9547

https://www.ir.undp.org/

UNHCR

UNHCR Iran – No. 3, East Emdad Street, Shiraz Ave., Vanak, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Yumiko Takashima

UNHCR

Representative

 

(+98-21) 88212520

 

(+98-21) 89349900

https://www.unhcr.org/ir/

UNICEF

No. 7, Nezami St, Rastovan St, 3rd Neyestan St, Pasdaran Ave.Tehran - Iran 

Robin Nandy

UNICEF

Representative

 

(+98-21) 22594994

 

(+98-21) 22594994

https://www.unicef.org/iran/en

FAO

1st Floor, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Yemen Street, Velenjak, Chamran Highway, Tehran, Iran

Yubak Dhoj G.C. (a.i.)

FAO

Representative a.i.

 

(+98 21) 22413803

 

(+98 21) 22173836

https://www.fao.org/iran/fao-in-iran/en/

UNHABITAT

Hekmat st, Ali Marvi St, Nargol St, Sheikh Fazlolah highway, Tehran, Iran

Srinivasa Popuri

 

 

(+98 21) 88255942

 

(+98 21) 88241263

http://unhabitat.org.ir/?page_id=256

 

 


 

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 4.3 Laboratory and Quality Testing Company Contact List

Company 

Physical Address 

Email 

Phone Number (office) 

Fax Number 

Description of Services 

Website  

ISIRI - Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran

Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran, Shahr-e-Sanati, Karaj, Tehran 

info@tehranstandard.org 

+9821 44404203-4  

+98 21 44416901-2 

 +98 21 44435090 

+98 21 44416900 

Quality Control, HSE, HSSE, Lab tests 

http://www.isiri.com/

SGS

No.47, Ahmad Ghasir St. Arjantine Square

Tehran

marjan.kashani@sgs.com

+9821-88198126 - 27

 

Business Assurance, Health and Nutrition

https://www.sgs-iran.com/

Iran Group of Surveyors (IGS)

No.1, corner of Narenj St., East Brazil St., Vanak square, Tehran

info@igs-iran.com

+9821-88198126(27)

 

Ship and Cargo inspection services, Industrial inspection services

https://igs-iran.com/

Iran, Islamic Republic of - 4.4 Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Name 

Company 

Physical Address 

Name 

Title 

Website  

Email 

Phone Number (office) 

Fax Number 

Description of Duties or Key Role

 

 Port and Maritime Organization 

  

Mr. Ali Akbar Safaei

 

Deputy Minister and the Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization 

 

http://www.pmo.ir/en/home 

 

  

+98 21 84932000 

+98 21 88651003 

+98 21 88651011 

  

Port of Shahid Rajaee 

Department of Port and Maritime Organization in Hormozgan 

  

 Mr. Hossein Abbas Nejad

 General Manger 

http://shahidrajaeeport.pmo.ir/en/home 

 

abbasnejad@pmo.ir

 +98 761-2123540 

 +98 0761-4514022 

Administration of ports as well as commercial maritime affairs of the country; Construction, completion, and development of buildings, repair yards, and related equipment in ports and their utilization.

Port of Shahid Rajaee 

Kala Navgan Shargh Co.

 

Mr. Payman Nabavi Farahmand

 General Manger 

https://www.kalanavgan.com

info@kalanavgan.com

+9821-22012201

+9821

72934000

International transport, Port Services, Distribution, Customs Clearance

Port of Shahid Rajaee 

BETA Port and Marine Services Development Company

 

 

 

https://betaco.org/en/

info@betaco.org

+98-7633524720

+98-7633524718

 

Port of Shahid Rajaee