Basra's port of Abu Falous on Saturday received five cargo ships, the public relations and media director at the State Company for Iraqi Ports said.
"Today, Abu Falous Port received five ships: the Iranian Shihab 2, carrying 799 tons of iron; the Iranian Muhajireen, with 717 tons of iron; the Iranian Sima Bahader with 642 tons of iron; the Korean al-Rashed, transporting 1000 tons of containers; and a Panamanian ship with 1,500 tons of varied cargo," Abdul Kareem al-Basri told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
The Shiite province of Basra, 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, has five commercial ports and two oil ports: al-Maaqal, established in 1916 by the British forces and handed over to Iraqi authorities in 1937; and Faw, a small port on the al-Faw Peninsula near the Shatt al-Arab and the Persian Gulf.
In the early 1970s, Umm al-Qasr port was built, and in 1974, Khour al-Zubeir and Abu Falous ports were established on the Shatt al-Arab.
(Voices of Iraq)