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Aqaba offers “New Gateway” to Iraq

New pre-arrival clearance protocols and reduced terminal handling charges for containers in transit, mean that Jordan’s deep-water Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), located on the Red Sea, is now a realistic alternative maritime gateway for Iraq-bound cargo, APM Terminals said in its press release. Containers imported into Iraq will no longer have to be trans-loaded onto […]

New Investment at Umm Qasr Port

Basra Multi-purpose Terminal (BMT), the largest multi-purpose port facility in Iraq, announces a major development in the Port of Umm Qasr. Marking a significant expansion to their existing facilities, BMT will be increasing their total investment in Umm Qasr Port to over USD 200 million, aimed to further advance the port in the international trade […]

Saddam’s Superyacht to become Sailors’ Hotel

By John Lee. The 82-meter yacht built for Saddam Hussein in 1981 is to be turned into a hotel for the pilots who guide shipping in and out of the port of Basra. The Iraqi government re-gained posession of the ‘Basrah Breeze‘ in 2010 following a legal battle in the French courts. It subsequently failed […]

Milaha Launches Qatar-Iraq Container Service

Milaha Launches First Ever Container Feeder Service Between Qatar and Iraq Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the launch of a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq. The new service, which will be an expansion of the existing Qatar-Kuwait service that the company launched last year, will follow a […]

Qatar, Iraq to Cooperate in Air Transport

By John Lee. Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced steps towards cooperation in air transport with Iraq. The announcement came during a visit by Iraq’s Minister of Transport, Kadhim Finjan Al Hammami, during which he met Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and CAA Chairman Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al […]

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New Shipping Sevice between Iraq and Qatar

By John Lee. A new shipping route has been announced between Qatar and Iraq. Serving Hamad Port in Qatar and Umm Qasr Port in Iraq, the first ship set to arrive in Iraqi on 1st May. The announcement was made during the meeting between Ministers of Transport of the two countries. (Source: The Peninsula Qatar, […]

Basra Gateway Terminal joins the Iraq Britain Business Council

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has joined the Council. BGT is one of Iraq’s premier container and multi-purpose cargo handling facility, with a team of high-performing Iraqi and International port professionals who deliver customer-focused, high productivity and congestion-free port services to Iraq’s economy. Situated in Umm Qasr, […]

Video: Push in Iraq to get Trains back on Track

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is trying to get its antiquated rail system back on track. Established in the early 1950s, it was one of the most prominent train hubs in the Middle East. But war and […]

Abadi Lifts Ban on Int’l Flights to Kurdistan

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has announced the reopening of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah airports to international flights. In a statement, he said he signed the decree “following the response of the local authorities in the Kurdistan region to restore the federal authority to the two airports in accordance with the constitution, in order […]