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APL adds new Iraq Port Call

APL has announced that the Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service will soon be calling the port of Umm Qasr. The service will also make a second call to Jebel Ali during the return leg of its service rotation to Asia. These developments demonstrate APL’s commitment to continuously provide market connectivity between the Far East […]

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Iraq opens Kirkuk Airport for Civil Aviation in Aug

Kirkuk Airport will open for domestic and international flights in August, an Iraqi official announced on Monday, Anadolu reports. Rakan al-Jubouri, the governor of Kirkuk, told reporters that experts from the Ministry of Transportation would arrive in Kirkuk shortly to confirm the date of the first landing. “Kirkuk Airport will serve millions of people from Diyala, […]

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New Airline Launched in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Fly Erbil, Iraq’s only Kurdish airline, successfully completed its first scheduled flight on Monday. The plane set off from Erbil International Airport en route to Stockholm in Sweden. The airline’s administrative director Ahmad Jamal told AFP that Fly Erbil currently has three planes and plans to increase to 10 in the future. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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