January 7 - Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has coordinated the shipment of a crude oil distillation column from the UAE to Iraq.

The column, which measured 32 m long with a 3.1 m diameter, was loaded onboard the vessel Morea, operated by Empros Lines - for which FLS is the exclusive agent in the Middle East.

FLS organised all export formalities, including documentation, road transport to the port, permits, and Customs clearance.

The unit, which was needed in Iraq urgently, was delivered to the vessel's side within six hours, explained FLS. The column was loaded on board along with 3,000 cu m of other project cargo destined for a number of locations.