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Turkey, Iraq plan new Border Crossing, Rail Link

By John Lee. Iraqi Transport Minister, Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli, has said that Iraq and Turkey will prioritise the opening of a new border crossing and rail link between the two countries. The statement follows a meeting on Thursday with Turkey’s Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailo─člu. He said both parties have “defined practical… Read More

Coronavirus: Iran to Shut Border with Iraq

Iran’s minister of interior unveiled plans to shut the border with Iraq in the southwestern province of Khuzestan in order to contain a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters has made new decisions to control the coronavirus in Khuzestan province, where… Read More

PM receives briefing on Baghdad Ring-Road

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has chaired a meeting with ministers and officials on the construction of a ring-road around Baghdad. During the meeting, there was a comprehensive presentation of the route and design of the road, and the Prime Minister also emphasised the importance of the project to the city and the… Read More

Iraqi Airlines Resume Flights to Iran

Iraqi Airlines has resumed operating flights to Iran in compliance with the coronavirus protocols, an Iranian official said. The spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran said Iraqi airlines have restarted flights from Najaf to Tehran and Mashhad after a hiatus due to the health restrictions. Mohammad Hassan Zibakhsh also noted that there is no… Read More

Iraq receives First Batch of Turkish Rail Tankers

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly taken delivery of its first batch of rail tankers from Turkey. According to Daily Sabah, the first 50 units, manufactured by Cryocan, were sent by truck, with a further 400 units still to be made. The tankers will be used by Iraq Republic Railways (IRR) to transport oil and… Read More

Iraq Opens Several Border Crossings with Iran

Iraq Opens Several Border Crossings for Iranian Transit Following the Iranian Judiciary chief’s recent visit to Iraq, the Arab country has reopened several border crossings for the shipment of Iranian commodities by land freight. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has issued an order to reopen a number of border crossings to Iranian trucks after a… Read More

Martrade Group joins IBBC

Martrade Group is a privately owned shipping, port and terminal operator, and logistics service provider, offering worldwide services. Headquartered in Germany, the Group has also interests in communication services, real estate, land & terminal development projects across the globe. The Group traces its origin to the early 1970s, when the founder and main shareholder commenced… Read More

ICAA awards First Int’l Op License to Menzies JV

Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority awards first international ground services operating license to Menzies’ MASIL Joint Venture Menzies Aviation announced on Thursday that the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has awarded the exclusive contract for the delivery of a full suite of ground handling, cargo and fuelling services at Baghdad International Airport to Menzies’ joint venture… Read More

Iraqi Port Revenue Surges on Anti-Corruption Move

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi port revenue surges as anti-corruption move bears fruit Iraq’s key Umm Qasr Port has been positively affected by measures to reduce corruption, leading to a massive revenue increase… Read More

France beats Turkey to Big Iraqi Construction Project

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France scores big Iraqi construction project at Turkey’s expense A French company has beaten out a Turkish one for the Mosul airport project; political considerations along with economic concerns seem to… Read More