Transport Ministry takes Delivery of Ship, the "Baghdad"

Iraq's General Company for Maritime Transport, owned by the Transport Ministry, has taken delivery of its new ship , the Baghdad, at a formal ceremony in Shanghai, China.

The vessel is 116 meters long and can carry 7,850 tons of cargo.

The ship will cost $14m (16.3bn IQD), which will be paid to the Chinese company INT.

Iraq currently has nine large ships, with a total fleet value of approximately $110m (128bn IQD).

(Sources: AKnews, Ministry for Transport)

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