CMA CGM opens new dry port in Baghdad

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After over 33 years of continuous presence in Iraq, the CMA CGM Group announced the opening of its new bonded dry port near Baghdad in Abu Ghreib Iraq in June 2013.

Exclusively managed and operated by CMA CGM, the dry port will be the only one in Iraq, giving customers the opportunity for the first time, to custom-clear their cargo near Baghdad instead of Umm Qasr, according their convenience.

The important upgrade shows the intention of the CMA CGM Group to facilitate its customers’ business in Iraq and to strengthen its roots in this flourishing market.

The dry port will be ideally connected to CMA CGM’s inland transportation network, with a possible railway connection of three kilometres away from the site and fast in bond transit from Umm Qasr.

The storage will facilitate full containers, LCL and refrigerated cargo with a benefit of 24 hours surveillance and security services, keeping the cargo safe at all times.

With four offices strategically located in Iraq, two dedicated feeders connecting the Iraqi Port of Umm Qasr with the Khorfakkan hub, the exclusive concession of Terminal 4, in Umm Qasr Port and the opening of the new dry port, CMA CGM confirms its leadership position in the Iraqi market in terms of volume, service, and innovation, and encourages the development of commercial activities and the creation of new businesses in this strongly developing market.