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Chabahar Free zone benefits

Weight of loaded commodities by over 1000-tons capacity or more vessels in Shahid Beheshti and Shahid Kalantari

Year Shahid Beheshti Shahid Kalantari
oil Non-oil oil Non-oil
1990 0 4 0 0
1995 0 0 0 0
2000 0 63 0 16
1990 0 4 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0

Weight of unloaded commodities by over 1000‐tons capacity or more vessels in Shahid Beheshti port and Shahid Kalantari

Year Shahid Beheshti Shahid Kalantari
oil Non-oil oil Non-oil
1990 290 727 0 0
1995 310 0 0 561
2000 482 0476 0 2
1990 664 206 0 128
2003 626 139 0 166
2004 978 356 0 238
2005 1411 226 0 59
2006 1262 181 0 109
2007 0 0 0 0

Numbers of imported ships to “Shahid Beheshti” and “Shahid Kalantari” ports

Year Shahid Beheshti Shahid Kalantari
1990 60 0
1995 51 0
2000 50 0
1990 664 206
2003 30 25
2004 37 23
2005 57 27
2006 67 35
2007 63 39

Advantages of using Chabahar Free Zone

(A) Low generic benefit
  1. 15-years assets and income tax exemption

  2. Employment regulations are based on mutual consent, also are completely flexible.

  3. Possibility of employing foreign managers and experts amount 10 percent of total work force in each working place

  4. Non applicability of customs and trade regulations in free zones;

  5. Possibility for establishment foreign companies with each amount of share

  6. Ability to goods re-export and transit without restrictions

  7. Possibility of good entrance to region without any customs payment

  8. Possibility of exchange each foreign currency with other currencies

  9. Possibility of entrance and existence of goods from region to abroad without any office formalities;

  10. Possibility of existence the principal and interest of the sum

  11. Possibility of establishment the banks, brokerage and credit institutes as well as foreign and national companies

  12. Possibility of purchase and sale foreign goods.


(A) Identification benefits
  1. Enjoying two berths; “Shahid Kalantari” with a capacity of receiving 45,000-tons ships and “Shahid Beheshti” with a reception capacity of 100,000-tons ships;

  2. Connection to the mainland which lead to alleviate the cost of loading and unloading compared to the other free zones;

  3. Access to the international Chabahar airport (konarak) with a reception capacity for immense and far-flying airplane;

  4. Possibility for use of two customs of Chabahar and Chabahar city`s customs;

  5. Access to Indian Ocean;

  6. Distance from crisis area; also enjoying the safest available marine and land terminals within country`s provinces;

  7. Enjoying a equable weather in comparison with another littoral and port cities as well as Iranian islands of Person Gulf;

  8. Access to 5-thousand tons cellar and the large sheltered warehouses;

  9. Appropriate grounds to produce and process of industrial goods for export;

  10. Neighbor of Pakistan and Afghanistan, also those consumption market consider to a comparatively great crowd of those countries;

  11. Opening direct credit through region`s banks;

  12. Access mineral, agriculture and petro chemistry raw materials from original area and process of those in order to export, without regulations and rules.

The port of Chabahar as a good transit gate of southeast of Iran and with diverse transit capacities, present varied discount and facilities for export and import to merchants.

30% port discount in comparison with other southern country`s port in addition to 20% discount on commercial benefit are some of the incentive policies offered in chabahar port.

The port of chabahar has condignly role to decrease the good transit cost from east of Iran and Middle Asia, in comparison with other southern country`s port;

Shahid Beheshti jetty has 240 hectors area, 16 hectors dock, 30 thousands m2 sheltered warehouse in addition to 5 oil and non-oil; make it to be able to berthing ships up to 30 thousand tons.