AISSOT to start Bunkering Operations at Iraqi Ports

By John Lee.

Al-Iraqia Shipping Services & Oil Trading (AISSOT) has announced it will start bunkering operations at several Iraqi ports, with a focus on Basra, Khor Al-Zubair and Umm Qasr.

According to a report from Ship and Bunker, the company -- a joint-venture company of Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) and Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) -- says it will handle various activities including bunkering, trading of petroleum products, ship chartering, oil terminals, and various other marine services.

"Iraqi ports are growing exponentially as shipping hubs ... and AISSOT is confident to cater to all marine-related needs of the shipping lines calling Iraq, anchorage area and nearby ports by offering them end-to-end bunkering solutions meeting international standards on quality and safety," the company said.

(Source: Ship and Bunker)

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