A brief historical description of the port of Basrah is given. Section two relates the fundamental changes after the 17 of July Revolution 1968, with regard to berths, machinery and equipment, import and export tonnages through the ports, descriptions of the floating equipment and the dredging of navigation channels. The author enumerates the functions of the computer centre established by the State Organisation of Iraqi Ports and describes the various activities of that organisation. This is followed by sections on the General Establishments of Maqal Port, Um-Qaar port, Khor al-Zubir port, Fao port, of the river berths and of the port services. Reasons are given for the congestions of the Iraqi ports in 1974 and the immediate and long range measures taken to remedy this are listed. Finally the author describes the future expansion plans.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to Arab Ports Conference, London, July 27-29, 1978, 15 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Saied, I
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM