Region Traffic Status
The ROPME Sea Area is one of the most strategic waterways in the world due to its importance in world oil and natural gas transportation. The Region exports over 50% of the world energy in the form of oil and gas which is transported by sea and contains almost 70% of the world oil and about 45% of gas reserves. The Member States have taken several major steps to introduce new industries to the region to reduce dependence on oil export. Besides, the vast infrastructure development and the population growth have also given rise to a significant increase in shipping traffic.


Continuous Regional monitoring and following up the Shipping Traffic
Year Ship Port Calls Passed Hormuz
2016 165206 50,700
2015 153278 49,830
2014 139865 47,658
2013 119819 45,026
2012 111079 46,862
2011 91641 46,002
2010 68,042 45,250
2009 60,871 43,750
2008 60,668 49,500
2007 52,942 47,000
2006 44,845 41,000
2005 32,000 28,500