Bandar Imam Khomeini

Bandar Imam Khomeini

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Bandar Imam Khomeini (Persian بندرامام خمینی) is a port city on the Persian Gulf in Khūzestān Province, Iran. Before the 1979 Iranian Revolution, it was known as Bandar Shahpur. It is named after Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini, who was regarded by his followers as an imam.

The city is home to Petrochimi Bandar Imam basketball club, which plays in the Iranian Super League.

Port history

The port is located at the terminus of the Trans-Iranian Railway linking the Persian Gulf with Tehran and on to the Caspian Sea.

During World War II it consisted only of a jetty, two shipping berths, a railhead and warehouses and a civilian settlement some miles distant. It was at time that, among others, the German ship Hohenfels fell into British hands and became Empire Kamal.

Thereafter it was administered by the US Army 482nd Port Battalion and served as a critical supply point for Allied military aid for Russia. The port facilities were also used for merchant and military vessel layup and repair. Three additional berths were built during the war..

Port operations

The port is a transshipment point for containers, bulk and general cargo, with exclusive access to the facilities held by Iran......
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