Q&A: Haidar Fakher Nasser, director of Khor al-Zubair port

Iraq could soon gain a new option for exporting crude with the ongoing expansion of Khor al-Zubair port.
Haidar Fakher Nasser, director of Khor al-Zubair port. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

KHOR AL-ZUBAIR, BASRA - The port of Khor al-Zubair, built in the 1970s as an industrial and commercial port, has been repurposed to handle exclusively imports and exports of oil products — and might soon be able to handle crude oil, too.

The director of the port, Capt. Haidar Fakher Nasser, spoke with Iraq Oil Report about Khor al-Zubair's current capacity and ongoing expansion, including the addition of more loading berths and the dredging of channels to facilitate larger ships.

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