New shipping line between Jebel Ali and Umm Qasr will change the course of navigation between Asia and Europe ... and revenues of more than $ 100 million annually
2015/11/07 23:30 Number of Views: 1542
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Iraq studying with the UAE in cooperation with the Arab Bridge Company (joint venture between Egypt, Iraq, Jordan), 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, southern Iraq and is expected to specialists, it will change the course of the shipping lines Arabic that linking East Asia with Europe, and introduces new revenue for Iraq more than $ 100 million.
The company Arab Bridge Maritime is the product of agreement between the governments (Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq) was established in November of 1985, paid-up capital 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.
Shipping Line between Jebel Ali and Umm Qasr will be launched next year
A spokesman for the Iraqi ports company Anmar net in an interview with the (long-Presse), that "after 2003, Iraq opened gradually on the Arab and international What has seen commercial traffic through its ports peripheral 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 with the highest rates after the tenth of June last year when it closed the border crossing points in the north and west of Iraq. "
The net, 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 mall The carrier of goods from East Asia to Europe to the ways that were passing through the Suez Canal and the Good Hope and other shortcut.
Safi said 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 held When everyone is welcome, "likely to be over the next year to activate this shipping line after creating all the necessary measures to make it a success."
A spokesman for the Iraqi ports company said 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 was heading to the port of Umm Qasr, which was chosen because it is the most port number for the piers and greater depth from the rest of the Iraqi 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 free from command vehicle to the goods) and then be connected to a vehicle driving directly and heading towards Jordan or Turkey and then to the Arab world and Europe. "
Line will provide more than $ 100 million annually for Iraq
For his part, the captain retired Marine Khalil José Basri said in an interview with the (long-Presse), "The 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 and the 2602 naval unit (vessel) with a payload of more than 15 million tons, provided the amounts of the Iraqi state has increased to the $ 55 million, it is a good percentage."
Optical He guessed that "provides a run shipping line with the UAE more than $ 110 million in the year of the Iraqi state.
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