The source added that the move was in line with an agreement signed by Tehran, Kabul and Delhi.
Director General of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Organization, Behrouz Aghayee, made the remarks on Friday and added, “A number of 30 refrigerated and nine conventional containers, including transit cargo, were loaded on HAZEL container carrier and sent to India with 28 empty containers.”
This is the first time that a container carrier vessel, leaving Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, carries only-transit shipments to India, Aghayee added.
Loading 30 refrigerated and nine conventional containers has been unprecedented at the port, he highlighted.
In relevant remarks in late January, India’s Ambassador to Tehran Gaddam Dharmendra pledged his country’s determination to boost activities in Iran’s Southeastern port of Chabahar, in a bid to further increase New Delhi’s access to huge markets in Afghanistan and Central Asia.
In an interview which was carried out late on January 26, Dharmendra said that India had never stopped operations at Chabahar, Iran’s only major ocean port located on the Sea of Oman, where New Delhi seeks to open a gateway to markets in Afghanistan and in the Central Asia region.