Dubai Ports World (DP World) launched on Monday the first direct freight service between the United Arab Emirates and Iraq, to facilitate the flow of goods between the two countries.
This service includes ‘unaccompanied freight,’ where trailers are transported via freight ferries without the driver and cab traveling alongside them. Instead, the trailer is left at the quayside at the port by the driver and is then pulled onto and off the ship. This service is the first of its kind in the UAE and is provided by P&O Navigation, a subsidiary of the DB World group. This service takes about 36 hours to transport trailers between the port of Jebel Ali in the UAE and the port of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq.