Iraq.. Starting construction of two new oil and gas tankers
Economie Today, 11:14
Baghdad - conscious - Nassar al-Hajj
The Iraqi Oil Tankers Company, one of the formations of the Ministry of Oil, announced today, Monday, the
size of its fleet, and while it indicated to
start building two new tankers, it indicated to go to
build others for gas.
The company's general manager, Ali Qais, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA):
"The Iraqi Oil Tanker Company ( LOTC ) is a government company specialized in transporting crude oil and oil derivatives.
It was established in 1972, after the Iraqi government realized its importance in the presence of economic feasibility by increasing the country's financial imports from Transporting crude oil across the seas with a national fleet and considering it an important link within the integrated oil industry. Qais added,
"The company owned not a small number of oil tankers of different tonnages, which are (Rumaila, Kirkuk, Ain Zala, Khanaqin, Jambour, Baba Karkar, Bazkan, Tariq Ibn Ziyad, Al-Mutanabi, Qadisiyah, Yarmouk, Al-Farahidi, Amoriyah, Hittin, Al-Mustansiriya, the eternal and the dignified. He continued,
"As for the small tonnage that specializes in supplying tankers with fuel (the bunker), they are four tankers." He pointed out that
"the company owns four tankers with a tonnage of 10-13,000 tons, namely (Baghdad, Tigris, Shatt Al-Arab and the Euphrates), and work has begun to build two tankers with a tonnage of 30,000 tons, namely (Sumer and confirmed). He pointed out that
"the company's vision is to continue working to achieve advanced steps in the field of transporting crude oil and oil products through the company's aspiration to own a fleet of tankers with different tonnages, as we are the only carrier that complements the oil industries." He noted that
"the company's strategy is to
- continue owning tankers with different tonnages for transporting crude oil and oil products,
working on building LPG tankers,
expanding the activity of ship fuel (Al-Bunker), and
proceeding with obtaining any new certificates issued by maritime organizations related to maritime work and
continuous training of maritime and administrative cadres in The company has provided it with stable cadres with high expertise in the maritime field.”
Regarding the ministry’s plans, Qais said:
“The ministry is working on restoring the company’s fleet, as a contract was signed to build two oil tankers with a tonnage of 30,000 tons, work on building two other tankers, and purchase oil tankers of different tonnage, as well as training its cadres and providing support in all fields, and
there is follow-up by the Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar directly, and the agent for extraction affairs, Karim Hattab, will follow up on the work of the tankers and overcome all difficulties to return the work of the company for which it was founded, which is the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products.