Basra - INA
The General Company for Iraqi Ports announced today, Tuesday, that next year will witness a development campaign for all infrastructure in the northern and southern ports of Umm Qasr and Khor Al-Zubair.
The general manager of the company, Farhan Muhaisen Al-Fartousi, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The campaign will include paving the streets, re-paving them, repairing sidewalks and rebuilding the fenders on which ships are anchored, in addition to maintenance of zinc poles that protect the columns from corrosion."
He added that "there are three berths for container ships with a length of 600 meters, and it is possible to return them to service in the middle of next year or the last quarter of it, and it is for container ships."
He pointed out that "it is hoped that the welcome yard for customs inspection will enter service at the end of next year, and will be one place for the two ports," stressing that "the square can accommodate 800 trucks."
He explained that "Khor Al-Zubair contains a specialized oil berth of 350 meters, which will enter service after the middle of next year, and it will be executed by the most modern roads, and there is a service berth of 750 meters that will also enter service next year," noting that "there is an intention to contract with a company as a supply Joint construction of dry dock, in addition to contracting a Japanese loan, to build a floating dock.”