CMA CGM to open new dry port in Baghdad

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  • New facility will enable shippers to custom clear their cargo near the Iraqi capital rather than Umm Qasr

CMA CGM has announced that it is planning to open a new bonded dry port near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in June.

The new facility will be exclusively managed and operated by the French shipping group, which will allow shippers to custom clear their cargo nearer Baghdad instead rather than at the Port of Umm Qasr.

The Dry Port will be connected to CMA CGM’s inland transportation network, with a possible railway connection 3 kilometres away from the site and fast in-bound transit from Umm Qasr.

The dry port, covering an area of 165,000 square metres, will boast a storage capacity of 12,000 TEU, according to CMA CGM.

CMA CGM has four offices in Iraq and operates two dedicated feeder services connecting the Iraqi Port of Umm Qasr with its Khorfakkan hub, Sharjah, UAE.

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