Iran reports on crude oil swap deals

Mar 17, 2004 01:00 AM

The managing director of Ports and Shipping Organization announced that 4 mm tons crude oil from Central Asian countries have been swapped through cooperation of the organization and Oil Ministry during the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2003).
Ahmad Donyamali added that the Ports and Shipping Organization was capable of transporting 10 mm tons oil for swap deal, which depended on the Oil Ministry's contract.

He added that swap deals were carried out through three posts in Amirabad and Neka ports.
"More than 10 mm tons goods were transported in the Caspian Sea in 2003, 4 mm tons of which was related to oil products and the rest to non-oil commodities. The figure was up by 22 % compared to the preceding year," he said.

The managing director said the Ports and Shipping Organization had joined Marpol Convention on pollutions resulting from the ships and OPRC 90 related to oil pollution in seas.
"During the current year container transport in Rajaei, Khorramshahr andBushehr ports increased 43 % while capacity of domestic ports was increased to 55 mm tons and is expected to hit 60 mm tons next year," he said.

The official stated that 150 students of marine courses were dispatched to Sweden's Anthorp University and two students were sent to Malta University to obtain legal specialization.

Source: Tehran Times
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