Monday, September 8, 2008

Basra port receives 3 cargo ships

Basra's port of Khour al-Zubeir received three ships with varied cargos on Wednesday. Two of the ship were from Sierra Leone and one from Korea.

Basra, 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, has five commercial ports and two oil ports: al-Maaqal, established in 1916 by the British forces and handed over to Iraqi authorities in 1937; and Faw, a small port on the al-Faw Peninsula near the Shatt al-Arab and the Persian Gulf.

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