Upon relying on the ability and expertise of local personnel of this port it was possible to load and unload of cargo containing Petro Chemical Products through Mechanized Bucket aiming to improve indices of shipping conditions, loading and upgrading speed of discharging of goods in Imam Khomeini Port Complex.
According to public relations of Ports and Maritime Administration of Khuzestan Province, Adel Driss Director General of Ports & Maritime Administration of Khuzestan and Secretory of Imam Khomeini Port S.E.Z. referring to taking advantage of this new possibility of discharging & loading of Petrochemical Products in this vast port complex which has been carried out by Private Sector Investing amount to 400 bln Rials, stated: in this method of loading & unloading by using mechanical buckets and transporting it by Tug Master trucks making it possible to increase loading of trucks up to 30 tons in each turn reaching the warehouses.
Driss added: Mechanical buckets with capacity of 10to15 tons, provide the possibility of transporting between 20 to 30 tons of cargo in each T.M. truck. And as a result, the loading capacity from the port warehouses toward the ships consequently leads to upgrading discharging & loading of goods in this port.
The Secretory of Imam Khomeini S.E.Z referring to the starting utilizing of this method in loading one of the ships that recently docked in this port complex aiming to export petrochemical products noted, by increasing the number of Mechanized Transportation Equipment up to 60 items in near future the Potential for Loading & Unloading will be Increased and, in this case, Attracting and Satisfaction of Products Owners and Customers would be achieved.
It should be noted that Imam Khomeini port complex with its favorable facilities and equipment such as piers with a water depth of more than 13 meters and utilizing advanced and strategic for loading and unloading equipment as well, Plays an Important Role in the Chain of Country’s goods as well as Maritime Trade.