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Commencement of Bunkering Operations in Iraq

Al-Iraqia Shipping Services & Oil Trading (AISSOT) is shortly commencing bunkering operations at Iraqi Ports mainly at Basra, Khor Al-Zubair and Umm Qasr. AISSOT is a joint-venture company of Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) & Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) to handle plethora of activities ranging from Trading of petroleum products, Ship chartering, Oil terminals, various Marine services, and Bunkering.

Iraq ports are growing exponentially as shipping hub over the years and AISSOT is confident to cater to all marine related needs of the shipping lines calling Iraq, anchorage area and nearby ports by offering them end-to-end bunkering solutions meeting international standards on quality and safety.

Formation of AISSOT is based on Iraqi Oil Ministry vision to further strengthen activities of two major entities i.e. AMPTC & IOTC in the field of shipping, marine services, and oil trading. It is also one of Iraqi oil ministry’s initiative to develop national oil companies to international levels. AISSOT will provide natural synergy to its parent companies in both backward and forward integration in shipping, marine, and oil & gas services.

Needless to mention, Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) is owned by member countries of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) and Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) is an Iraq government owned company which owns and manages tankers for transportation of refined petroleum products.

AISSOT is poised to become one of the leading marine fuel physical bunker suppliers in Iraq by controlling all key stages of the marine fuel supply chain by providing exceptional value to our customers. AISSOT promises to provide services through its progressive and innovative approach to delivering energy. AISSOT will offer broad range of marine fuels which comply with internationally set standards like ISO, MARPOL, etc. as well as specific requirements to meet customer satisfaction.

AISSOT’s global team of highly-experienced marketing & operating professionals stationed at Iraq, UAE & Singapore will be available 24/7 to help with customers' queries and offer customized fuel procurement solutions that cater to a wide range of customer needs. With oil terminals in Iraq and floating storage in Basra anchorage AISSOT commits to provide continuous availability of marine fuels to meet customer requirements. For catering to various pricing needs of customers especially in high volatile bunker market, AISSOT is committed to offer their customers various options ranging from term contracts, fixed, spot to prices linked to benchmarks.

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