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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Iraq receives its Largest Container Vessel

By John Lee. The largest container vessel to call at an Iraqi port has been unloaded at Gulftainer’s Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) earlier this month. According to TradeArabia, the YM Wealth, owned by Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, discharged and loaded over 2,500 containers. The shipping line shows the 68,616-ton vessel as having been […]

MAG Boosts Iraq Shipping Capacity by 60%

By John Lee. Dubai-based MAG Container Lines (MCL), a division of the multinational MAG Group, has added three new automated vessels to its existing fleet on the UAE-Iraq route. According to the report from TradeArabia, the addition of the Al Hussein, MAG Bride (pictured) and MAG Pearl boosts the company’s potential capacity on the route by 60 […]

Maersk Line Establishes Iraq Presence

Maersk Line has opened a new branch in the port of Umm Qasr, in the Basrah region of Iraq. Until very recently Iraq was seen as being too dangerous for Maersk Line to risk opening an office. Thankfully conditions are changing, and Maersk Line is determined to do its bit to both capture business for […]