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Shipload of edible oil leaves Abu Dhabi for Umm Qasr port

posted on 17/06/2003: 733 views

A shipload of 1,100 tonnes of edible oil, belonging to the World Food Programme, WFP, left the port of Mina Zayed here today for the Umm Qasr Port of Iraq. According to Mubarak Abu Al Ainain, Assistant Under Secretary for Operations Affairs at the Abu Dhabi Sea Ports Authority, ADSPA, Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the ADSPA, had given directives that all the necessary facilities be provided to facilitate swift and successful completion of the shipment, which is the first of its kind from the port since the end of the war in Iraq.

He said there had been shipment activities of re-export of various goods to Iraq before the war as part of the Oil for Food programme. Ramzi Shuman, Director General of the of the Abu Dhabi Chemical Company, puts at US$750 million the total cost of the deal sealed with the WFP to supply Iraq with edible oil. He said about eight to ten shipments would be made from the Zayed Port to Umm Qasr. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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