Qatar, Iraq Launch Direct Container Transport Service

A direct container transport service has been launched between Qatar and Iraq, which is an extension to the Qatar-Kuwait route.

The new route begins from Hamad Port to Iraq’s Umm Qasr Port, Kuwait’s Port of Shuwaikh and back to Hamad Port.

Capacity of each containership on the new route is 1,015 TEUs and 110 reefers. Duration of navigation will be as short as two days, making it particularly suitable for dried and refrigerated foodstuffs, electronics, building materials and other goods.