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PEG to Study Rail Link to Grand Faw Port

By John Lee. Italian-based Progetti Europa & Global S.p.A. (PEG) is to present its technical and commercial proposals for the development of the railway sector in conjunction with the Grand Faw Port. The statement from the Iraqi cabinet gave no further details. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Saudi Arabia and Iraq sign Maritime Transport Agreement

Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistic Services and Chairman of the Transport General Authority Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser and Iraqi Minister of Transport Nasser Al-Shibli signed a cooperation agreement in the maritime transport field on behalf of their respective governments. The agreement is part of a series of actions that the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council… Read More

Pressure to Open Borders for Pilgrims despite Pandemic

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq under pressure to open borders for Shiite pilgrims despite pandemic While the Iraqi government attempts to prevent the spread of the delta variant from Iran, there is… Read More

Menzies expands MASIL JV at Baghdad Airport

Menzies Aviation expands MASIL joint venture with launch of passenger services at Baghdad International Airport Menzies Aviation has announced that it has expanded its joint venture with Iraqi Airways (“MASIL“) to offer passenger services at Baghdad International Airport. MASIL has now assumed operational control of passenger service activities in the Nineveh terminal at Iraq’s largest… Read More

EU proposes Visa Restrictions for Iraq

By John Lee. The European Commission has proposed to the Council to adopt temporary restrictive measures on short-stay visas for visa applicants who are nationals of Iraq, Bangladesh and The Gambia. Under the revised Visa Code in force since February 2020, the EU’s short-stay visa policy is linked to cooperation with partner countries on readmitting… Read More

Ministers to Facilitate Trade between Iraq and Turkey

By John Lee. Iraq and Turkey have agreed to form a committee to help facilitate trade between the two countries. At a meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday between Iraq’s Minister of Trade, Dr. Alaa Al-Jubouri, and his Turkish counterpart, Muhammed Muş, it was also decided to hold a forum for businessmen in Istanbul at the… Read More

Iraqi Airways starts Baghdad-Abu Dhabi Route

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways has started flights between Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Initially flying on Saturdays, the company plans to also add a Tuesday flight, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. (Source: Zawya)

Basra Gateway Terminal achieves New Milestone

By John Lee. Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has announced that it has recently handled its three millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping container). The milestone was achieved during the handling of Evergreen‘s Ever Uranus and coincided with BGT’s seventh year of operations. Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), which is… Read More

Transporter Named for Iraqi Oil Exports to Jordan

By John Lee. The Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has announced that Burj Al Hayat Transport and Trading Company has been awarded a tender to transport Iraqi crude oil to Jordan. The company will be responsible for transporting 10,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Iraq’s Baiji oil refinery to Jordan’s Petroleum… Read More