Basra's ports of Umm Qasr and Khour al-Zubeir on Thursday received six cargo ships, the public relations and media director at the State Company for Iraqi Ports said.
Today, Umm Qasr Port received four ships from Iran, Panama, Britainand Liberia carrying containers and cargo, Abdul Kareem al-Basri told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
Meanwhile, Khour al-Zubeir Port received two Indian ships transporting varied cargoes, Basri added.
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)