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Umm Qasr Port to have 10 New Berths

The Iraqi Government is to build 10 loading berths at the Gulf port of UmmQasr at an estimated cost of $150mn. These are expected to raise to 2mntons/year the handling capacity at Umm Qasr, which before the Gulf war wasIraq's second port after Basrah. Umm Qasr is currently being developed for theexport of bagged fertilizer and imports of general cargo, while the nearby portof Khor al-Zubair is to be developed for the export of...