Iran with a coastline of 5800 km is strategically located between Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea and it is connected with 15 countries via sea or land borders. Iranian ports plays an important role in moving freight from South Asia to CIS nations & European countries as this reduces the transit time by 40% and it is cheaper by 30% when compared with conventional movement. Considering these strategic benefits in hindsight, Government of Iran realizes the advantages of its coastline for port & transit trade development.
To unleash the geographical advantage, Government of Iran has entered has facilitated or been part of several transit corridor & trade agreements with various countries.
Islamic Republic of Iran with an area of 1,648,196 Sq. km and nearly 80 million population in 2017 is located in south-west Asia. Iran is strategically located between Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea and it is connected with 15 countries via sea or land borders. Iran neighbors with Turkey and Iraq in west, Afghanistan and Pakistan in east. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in north. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Oman in south through Persian Gulf and Oman sea.