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DOHA: May 02, 2018. Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics corporation, will launch a two-day container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq on May 07, 2018.

Milaha feederThe new service, an expansion of a Qatar-Kuwait route the company launched last year, will operate a Hamad Port-Umm Qasr (Iraq)-Shuwaikh (Kuwait)-Hamad Port (pictured) rotation with one 1,015 TEU capacity vessel incorporating 110 reefer plugs.

Shipments are expected to include dry and refrigerated food stuff, consumer electronics and construction materials.

Commenting on the launch of the new service, Milaha president and CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “There has been excellent demand on the Qatar-Kuwait service that we launched last year, and we have been looking at ways to further expand that service to give our Iraqi clients and partners more convenience through greater port coverage and reduced transit times.

“This new service will contribute to the reconstruction efforts in Iraq, and will also help boost the growing trade and economic relations between Qatar and Iraq,” he added.

Since 2017 Milaha has deployed several new services in the region and now links Qatar with Sohar and Salalah in Oman, Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Kandla, India; Shuwaikh, Kuwait; Karachi, Pakistan; Colombo, Sri Lanka; and Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Founded in 1957 as Qatar Navigation, the first publicly-listed company in Qatar, Milaha services now include the marine transport of gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management.

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