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Iraq Clears Port

According to a report in the London daily Lloyd's' List on 2 September the Iraqport authorities have begun to clear ships trapped for the last eight years atthe port of Umm Qasr south of Basrah. The report, which said that three vesselshad already been moved and that preparations were in hand to clear the remainingsix ships in the port, was confirmed on 3 September by Iraqi Transport MinisterMuhammad al-Zubaidi who told the Baghdad daily ...