BAGHDAD / Acer Jabbar
Iraq studying with the UAE in cooperation with the Arab Bridge Company, the possibility of implementing D shipping line project stems from the Jebel Ali port in the United Arab Emirates to the port of Umm Qasr in Basra in southern Iraq and is expected to specialists that he will change the course of the shipping lines Arabic linking East Asia with Europe.
A spokesman for the company Iraqi Tigers net ports in an interview with the (long-Presse), that "after 2003, Iraq opened gradually on the Arab and global peripheral testified commercial traffic through its ports can be described as good is why we have to re-qualify and build sidewalks and other infrastructure to be ready for the great momentum that record its highest level after the tenth of June last year, when border crossings were closed in the north and west of Iraq.
"net and added that" And the importance of Iraq maritime site strategic for the countries of the region, raised the company Arab Bridge Maritime, the idea of establishing a shipping line connecting one of the Gulf states, Iraq directly and be window freely on the world, "noting that" chosen the United Arab Emirates being the day the commercial and carrier status of goods from East Asia to Europe to the ways that were passing through the Suez Canal and the Cape of Good Hope and other shortcut.
net and continued that "the agreement between the company and the United Arab Emirates and Iraq concluded to extend direct shipping line from the ports of the UAE to the ports of Iraq to the south, as there is a deal going on now with Able Transport UAE was more than a meeting with the delegation of the company, who visited the ports of Basra and a look at its potential, which was welcome when everyone is holding, "likely to be through next year to activate this shipping line after the creation of all necessary measures to ensure its success.
He explained a spokesman for the Iraqi ports company that "the line will be the use of ships Arab Bridge Company in addition to the ships companies and other countries where they will be loaded goods from the ports of the UAE and specifically from the port of Jebel Ali heading to port Umm Qasr, which was chosen because it is the most numerous for the piers and greater depth than the rest of the Iraqi ports ports.
"net and pointed to" select one of the docks in the port of Umm Qasr to be ready for that project, and is then unloaded those vehicles will be a (truck filled with free goods of driving a vehicle) and then be connected to a vehicle driving directly and heading towards Jordan or Turkey and then to the Arab world and Europe.
"The company Arab Bridge Maritime is the product of agreement between the governments (Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq) was established in November of 1985 with a capital paid of $ (6) million dollars divided evenly among the three founding countries, has been increasing the capital several times to arrive in the year 2013 to $ 100 million.
For his part, the captain retired Marine Khalil José Basri said in an interview with the (long-Presse), said that " activation of the shipping line the planned between Iraq and the UAE will have an economic impact on the two countries because it stands for time and financial values paid to the transfer, noting that the countries, companies and even the consumer looking today for an easy, cheap and quick ways to transport his goods, and this is usually done via air freight but those in which large sums of money So Resorting to the sea is another solution.
"Basri said that" the establishment of this line will change the features and the course of the usual sea routes and there will be a large maritime and commercial traffic can imagine it will affect somewhat in the rest of the ports in Egypt, Iran and the rest of the extended states across the Red Sea and Mediterranean . "
He pointed visual, that "four Iraqi ports in Basra province received over the past year in 2602, and naval unit (vessel) with a payload of more than 15 million tons, which provided the amounts of the Iraqi state has increased to the $ 55 million, it is a good percentage."
visual and likely to "provides a run shipping line with the UAE more than $ 110 million in the year of the Iraqi state."
In turn, said Marwan Rashid owner hieroglyphs company to manage the ports (a private company) in an interview with the (long-Presse), "The port of Umm Qasr is now receives most of Iraq's imports from neighboring countries and Europe, especially after the cargo shifted from the western and northern ports to the south due to that seen in those areas of armed operations ", noting that" this transformation did not stop or slow down the work in the port of Umm Qasr or other ports because of their large size and expansion undergone During the past three years.
"He pointed Rashid that" the port of Umm Qasr our data and by, I got the increase in the number of the next ships to him by about 18% over the past seven months as record good note on the extent to which this port, "stressing that the operation of the line (Emirates - Iraq) will be the quality of the maritime shipping companies and importers shipping boom because it will save them time and large sums. "
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