Sep 30, 2018, 8:34 AM
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Iran, Iraq resume shipping line

Baghdad, Sept 30, IRNA – Iraqi Ministry of Transport in a statement announced that after a three-year pause, the passenger shipping line has been resumed between Iran and Iraq through Shatt al-Arab-Arvand.

In its statement which was released on Saturday, Iraqi ministry announced that an Iraqi sea transportation company has transported 46 passengers to Khorramshahr.

According to the statement, Iraqi Transport Minister Kadhim Finjan said that Iraq is ready to launch and resume sea transportation inside and outside the country.

Meanwhile, head of Iraq public sea transportation company Abdol Karim al-Jaberi said that the company is equipped with advanced boats which are capable of taking long and short distance trips.

Resuming shipping line between Iran and Iraq will be good for tourism purposes and will decrease crowdedness in Shalamcheh border.


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