The Iraqi government has reportedly approved a $256-million submission from Dutch shipbuilder Kuipers to supply it with eight cargo ships. The eight vessels, comprising three 55,000 dwt bulkers, three 1,200 teu container carriers, and two 18,000 dwt multi-purpose vessels, are due for delivery two years from the date of signature of a final contract. According […]
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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 […]
Iraq to Order Eight Cargo Vessels
Iraq will offer contracts for the construction of eight cargo ships over the next four years in an effort to expand its fleet, reports Bloomberg. The government also expects to take delivery of a $14 million cargo vessel in the next two weeks. The vessel, built by the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Company of China, is […]
Abu Falous Port Receives 4 Merchant Ships
The Iraqi port of Abu Falous on Wednesday received four merchant ships carrying varied cargos, the transport ministry said in a statement. “Four ships; one from Panama and three from Iran transported containers and a varied cargo arrived in Abu Falous on Wednesday,” said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The Shiite province […]