Imam Khomeini Port Complex


The 21st century, is the transformation century in world’s science, technology and the modern communication opportunities. Therefore the trade globalization, international job exchanges, general services and tourism are on the same growing path with this transformation.

The Road and Transportation Industry of every country is one of the most important fundamentals for the growth and development of that nation’s commercial trade and the maritime transportation is the foremost important aspect of transportation.

The maritime transportation is the most cost effective method and the ports play an undeniable role in this business. The ports with access to the free waters are considered to have a great advantage which it distinguishes them from their competitors. The ports located on the conjunctions to major road and railway routes, transit corridors, world consumption markets possess great advantage and importance and can effectively contribute to its nation’s stability and regions importance.

The southern ports of Iran, with easy access to the free waters and located on the important production and consumption market corridor of the southeastern Asian countries to the countries of Iraq and turkey, Central Asia and also the eastern Europe have great importance and the Imam Khomeini Special Economic Zone Port in an area of 11.000 hectares and located northwestern of Persian gulf, it is distinguished from other ports of the Persian gulf countries.

The Imam Khomeini Special Economic Zone Port, with over 80 years of experience in maritime industry is country’s largest port and the 2nd commercial port with over 30% of the nation’s commercial trade.

The important and effective accomplishments of this port during 2014 includes the approval of the port as the special economic zone port, property accretion in order to increase the port capacity, the private investment attraction of over 62 million dollars, total throughput of 44 million tons of cargo, the 36% growth in port revenue and etc.

We hope that during 2015, all related parties in the road and transportation industry such as the cargo owners, the foreign and domestic transportation companies, shipping lines, investors and etc. will strive to play a great and important role in the development of the country’s economy.

The establishment date: 1927

The total area: 11000 hectares

The geographical location: Northwest of the Persian Gulf

The annual capacity: 54.5 million tons

The total warehouse area: 522,000 square meters

The total wharves area: 2.1 million square meters

The total container terminal capacity: 700,000 TEU

The average Depth of berths: 13.5 meters

The total berths: 40 berth posts, total length of 7 kilometers

The internal railway: 120 kilometers

The distance to Tehran (capital): 850 kilometers

The distance to Ahvaz (center of province): 100 kilometers

The distance to Arvand Free Zone Area (Cities of Abadan & Khorramshahr): 100 kilometers

The distance to City Center area: 10 kilometers

The distance to Ahvaz airport: 110 kilometers

The distance to Abadan airport: 100 kilometers

The distance to Mahshahr Airport: 18 kilometers

Port Jetties Specifications


Jetty Use Number Length (M) Draught (M) Annual Capacity (Ton)
Container 5 1040 13 700.000 TEU (6.000.000)
Bulk , bagged , Miscellaneous items 23 3100 11-13 26 Million


Container Terminal Equipment for Loading & Unloading

Type of Equipment Capacity (Ton) Number (Unit)
Gantry Crane 40 4
Transtainer 40 5
Reach Stacker 45 3
Gottwald Shore Crain 100 3