Q&A: Khor al-Zubair Port Director Ahmed Jassim al-Assadi

At Iraq's main fuel import and export hub, the the port director describes the facility's layout and activities and talks about plans to expand capacity and revenue flows.

Ahmed Jassim al-Assadi, director of the Khor al-Zubair port. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)
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Published Thursday, March 11th, 2021

KHOR AL-ZUBAIR - Khor al-Zubair is Iraq's primary fuel import and export facility, as well as the point where heavier oil from Mosul-area fields was once sent to market.

It's also a point of trade for other key industrial goods, making it a point of focus in Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's campaign to ensure the state captures a greater percentage of its potential customs revenue by cracking down on corruption at Iraqi borders.

In his office at the port, Khor al-Zubair's director, Ahmed Jassim al-Assadi, discussed the port's current layout and activities, as well as plans to enable increased import and export rates.

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