At the end of 2017, Al Nahrain in Iraq handled a project for the Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR). The cargo was transported from Umm Qasr Port to the MOWR warehouse in Baghdad in three separate lots. For each lot, Al Nahrain’s scope of work included port handling, customs clearance and inland transportation.
The first lot, handled in October, consisted of 12 open-top containers loaded with mobile dosing stations plus spare parts, concrete batching plant sections and crew container sections. Each container had a gross weight of 9tns. Director of Operations and Logistics Services at Al Nahrain, Ragheb S. Banat explains; “After receiving the cargo at Umm Qasr Port, we prepared the necessary for a smooth handling. Then, the cargo was stored at a safe and guarded area until the exemption documentation was ready from the MOWR. Once the customs formalities were completed, the containers were loaded and the trucks departed on the same day headed to Baghdad. Due to the sensitivity of the shipment, on arrival at the MOWR warehouse, we arranged a special mobile crane to safely handle the cargo from the containers with care. All empty containers were then returned back to the carrier’s yard at Umm Qasr Port.”
The second lot, handled in November, consisted of 6 units of silo trailers at a gross weight of 13tns each. Ragheb comments; “The shipment arrived at Umm Qasr Port by RORO vessel and after discharging, the trailers were handled and towed to the storage yard. After customs and documentation formalities, an inspection of the vehicles and the completion of processes from all related departments, we arranged suitable trucks and tractors as the trailers needed to be towed. All trucks reached the final destination in Baghdad and the delivery was completed smoothly and in good order.”
The third lot, handled in December, consisted of 13 units of concrete mixers at 12.8tns each and 3 units of mobile workshops at 7.2tns each. Ragheb S. Banat: “This shipment also arrived at Umm Qasr Port by RORO vessel and being self-propelled, the vehicles were quickly discharged and driven to the storage yard. After customs, documentation and inspection formalities, we arranged the required low-bed trailers which were loaded under the supervision of our expert team who applied the proper lashing and required chains with the whole process controlled with full safety and security as usual. All vehicles departed Umm Qasr Port as one convoy, escorted by our equipped patrols, front and rear, and arrived safe and sound at the final destination in Baghdad.”
Congratulations to Al Nahrain for the successful completion of the entire project with complete care to the full satisfaction of their client.
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