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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Port Of Khor

Working Member

Port of Khor-Abu Floos-Al Faw, Iraq

General Manager of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
Mr. Naeem Bin Ibrahim El-Naeem

Overview

Khor Al Zubair Port is situated near the port of Umm Qasr. The port handles exports of gas condensates and it receives oil products, construction equipment, electrical goods and packed food.

Location

Khor Al Zubair Port is situated near the port of Umm Qasr.

The number of berths in the port is 39, including:

  • General cargo berths-containers and RO-RO berths.
  • Grain and fodder berths.
  • Unpacked cargo berths, cooled cargo berths and general cargo berths.

The depth of sea waters in such berths ranges from 9 up to 14 meters, while its total length is 7837 meters. Such berths are provided with modern equipment and installations for cargo handling and stowage, in addition to carrying it from the port, also forklift and other electronic lifts of different types, some of which are of 3.2.15 tons capacity. Moreover, lifts for unloading grains, receiving dock with a length reaching 4000 meters and the sea depth along the dock ranging between 4.5 and 6 meters.

They are represented in Authorities, associations, councils and administrations working in the field of the Arab Sea Ports facilities.

Berth Properties

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Port Characteristics

The port deals with 400,000 tonnes of cargo and 1,440,000 tonnes of fuel oil every year. It can accommodate ships weighing about 30,000DWT.

Engineering Features

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Development Plan

In 2020, Iraqi authorities revealed the conversion of this commercial port into an oil port. For this purpose, six new berths are under construction at the port.

The ports of Iraq are extremely important for the country’s economy. The government is expanding and refurbishing many of its ports as they attract much needed foreign investment and generate employment opportunities for the population of the country.

This revenue generated from maritime trade would aid in the development of the country which has seen many wars in recent decades.

Abu Flous Port

The Abu Flous is a commercial port and deals with general cargo. It is a minor port on the western bank of the Shatt al Arab river. It is near the border of Iran and is connected by roads to the city of Basra. The port has three quays, each 75 m long and 18 m wide. The length of the port is around 520 m. There are 9 forklifts, three operating at each quay. Their capacity is 5 tons each. The port also has a lighting tower and usually receives small ships and minor cargo laden boats.

Al Faw Port

The Grand Al Faw port is currently undergoing expansion. Once completed, it would be the biggest port in the Middle East and play a major role in the Iraqi economy. The port would be situated at the mouth of the Shatt Al Arab River. The project commenced in 2010 but the first stage has been completed. Five docks have been built and work is underway to construct the largest subsea tunnel and also road links to Basra. It is estimated that the sea tunnel would be completed in the next four years. The last phase would involve the construction of 100 berths. It is estimated that if the expansion work progresses as planned, then by 2028, the port would be able to handle 36 million tonnes of container cargo and 22 million tons of dry bulk cargo. The port would be able to accommodate the biggest ships as the dock would be 7 km long and the shore depth would be 18 meters. This port project is crucial for Iraq to expand its maritime operations with the world.
Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Cargo Handling2000000Thousand Tons/Year
Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Containers Handling (TEU)900000TEU/Year
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Draft)14Meters
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Length)300Meters
Container Handling Rate2465TEU/Day
General Cargo Stevedoring Rate38356Tons/Day
Working Hours113974Hour
General Cargo Handled During The Year 20053850Thousand Tons
Containerized Handled Cargo During The Year 20058529Thousand Tons
Dry Bulk Cargo3882Thousand Tons
Liquid Bulk Cargo57Thousand Tons
Number Of Handled TEU During894809Thousand Tons/Container
Number Of Passengers During 2005-Passengers

Contact

AddressNorth Port, Umm Qasr, Basra Iraq
Telephone00964 7834992443 24/7 Helpline
00971 45547026
FAX
Email Addressinfo@ictsiiraq.com