The First Commercial Steamboat Owned by Iraq in 22 Years Docked at Khor Al Zubair
|October 19, 2012||Filled under Iraq Daily News|
The company celebrated the General maritime transport, with the arrival of the steamer “Baghdad” and stay in the port of Khawr al-Zubayr in Basra governorate, the first commercial Steamboat owned by Iraq in 22 years, asserted that its fleet will consist of eight ships by 2014.
Company Director General maritime transport in Basra, Mahdi Ali Askar, in an interview for alsumaria news “, the” company celebrated today in the Khor Al-Zubair port access and berthing ship (Baghdad) as the first new commercial steamer owned by Iraq since 1990 “, stating that” manufactured in China at a cost of 14 million and 500 thousand dollars, equipped with German engines.
Askar drew “ship completed three months ago, and during this period the cargoes to and from some Asian ports before reaching Iraq, is loaded with goods imported for the electricity and oil ministries”, adding that “eight thousand DWT, 500 tons, and contains two large cranes for container handling”.
Director of company “Transport Ministry serious about restructuring the Iraqi maritime transport fleet,” he said, adding that “the Ministry contracted during the current year with a Korean company to manufacture two large (Basra) and (UR), payload each 17 thousand and 500 tons,” he said, adding that “it is hoped that the fleet consists of eight ships by 2014″.
For his part, the Director of the Iraqi Navy, Abdel Karim agencies as NHL “in an interview on NPR.org,” new ship decides to transfer goods between Iraq and the UAE ports “, adding that” Iraq depends on shipping operations to foreign companies as a result of the sinking and the loss of ships was owned by war “.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Director General of ports company Aziz Hashim said in an interview for alsumaria news”,”owning the new ship is an achievement for the maritime sector, the commercial docks devoid of Iraqi vessels, and most of the ships that we deal with belong to foreign companies “, stressing that” rebuilding the shipping fleet through the researches of modern ships contribute to the development of the economy, is seen positively on commercial ports.
The General shipping company founded in 1961, then have two (14 Ramadan) and (July 14), but subsequently managed to acquire a fleet of 24 ships had only one boat left old claims (Nasser) and was purchased by Iraq in 1989 and still in service as it sailed a few weeks ago to Somalia to transport 13,000 tons of wheat in aid of Iraqi people to the Somali people and the accession of Steamboat (Baghdad) the Iraqi maritime transport fleet is composed Of the two, while in the company of the Ministry of transport at least 2600 employees mainly sailors and officers and marine engineers who graduated from the Arabian Gulf Academy for maritime studies in Basra province, about 590 kilometers south of Baghdad.
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