The first direct shipping service connecting Omani ports and Iraq’s Umm Qasr port has been launched by the Asyad group.
Initially a weekly link will be provided between Salalah, Duqm and Sohar and Umm Qasr, with the aim of increasing the volume of intra-regional trade, and opening up mutual investment prospects. According to Asyad, in addition to enhancing both countries trade capabilities, the new direct service between Oman ports and Umm Qasr Port will in particular provide a range of options for exporting Omani products and importing Iraqi commodities.
Assad’s container line service has been recently ranked 55th globally by the international database, Alphaliner. The platform’s index ranks the top 100 container line services based on capacity and reliability of service.