Basra based marine services company Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping (JAK) has signed a new 20 year agreement with The General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI).
The contract, which was initiated on March 1st, will see JAK manage marine operations at fixed oil terminals in Iraq, including berthing and unberthing activities. As of December this year, JAK will additionally manage responsibility for all floating export facilities in Iraq.
Under the new contract, GCPI (a division of Iraq's Ministry of Transport) will adhere to compliance set by the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which include offshore medical services, oil spill response, inspections and communication.
To meet the demands of the contract JAK will invest in the acquisition of 20 new vessels equipped with the latest technology to maximize safety and the efficiency of operations.
Source: The Maritime Standard