Bandar Abbas

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Bandar Abbas

(bändär` äb-bäs`), city (1991 pop. 249,504), S Iran, on the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. A port of strategic and commercial importance, it is the focal point of the trade routes of S Iran. It was long noted for its trade with India. The town has food processing, textile, and oil refining industries; cotton, rugs, nuts, and dates are exported. Early in the 16th cent. the Portuguese established themselves in the region, seizing the islands in the strait and using the town, which they fortified and called Gamru, as a mainland port. Shah Abbas I recaptured (c.1615) the town and later the islands. The Dutch (without the shah's consent) and the English (with the shah's approval) subsequently set up trading stations there; they called the town Gombroon. In 1622, Shah Abbas renamed the town Bandar Abbas (port of Abbas) and developed it into a major port. Bandar Abbas began to lose importance in the late 1800s, especially after the opening of the Trans-Iranian RR terminal at the head of the Persian Gulf.
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The fare was Rs23 and the voyage took eight days after touching the ports of Gawadar, Muscat and Bander Abbas. "Life was very difficult without electricity, especially in summer.
Iran's Fars news agency reported that the Stena Impero had been taken to the port of Bander Abbas, which faces the strait, after it said the tanker had been involved in an accident with an Iranian fishing vessel.
"Last year, two Pakistani ships PNS RAH NAWARD and PNS DEHSHAT visited Bander Abbas. During the visit, PN delegation will hold meetings with naval and military leadership of Iran on bilateral relations," the press release said.
The ship, road and rail route connects India's Mumbai to the Iranian port of Bander Abbas and further to Baku in Azerbaijan as well as Astrakhan, Moscow and St.
The ship, road and rail route connects Indias Mumbai to the Iranian port of Bander Abbas and further to Baku in Azerbaijan as well as Astrakhan, Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia before stretching to northern Europe and Scandinavia.Besides Iran, India and Russia, countries that are on board to integrate into the transit network include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkey, Tajikistan, Oman, Syria and Bulgaria.We believe that this cooperation serves the interests of the peoples of Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia and, of course, the interests of the entire region, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said.
"We will drive from Dubai to Sharjah, then a ferry will take us and our car to Bander Abbas in Iran.
He said the vessel docked in Bahrain on December 27 and was previously stationed in Bander Abbas, Iran.
We need sea transportation to improve our trade ties as the distance by sea is very less between Iran's Bander Abbas Port and Oman's Al Batinah and Khasab.
Iran has already completed construction of the 1,200 km pipeline from Bander Abbas to Balochistan but international factors continue to hinder the completion of the whole project.
Iran has already laid 1200 kilometer pipeline from Bander Abbas upto Balochistan border, however the international pressures and other factor were impeding progress of this vital source of energy to Pakistan.
From Bander Abbas they are packed in boats and sailed to Oman for a fee ranging from 20 to 40,000 Pakistani rupees.
After getting a green signal, we will start service between Khasab and Bander Abbas. It is only a matter of completing some formalities between the two countries," Mahdi Al Abdwani, chairman of NFC said on Saturday.