About us

Martrade Group, a privately owned & financial sound German company, who has activities in the whole process of the transportation chain, varying from Shipping, Terminal and Ports Management and Logistics Project Services.

Our shipping departments in Düsseldorf and Dubai offer its expertise in worldwide transport of dry-bulk, general and project cargo. The chartered tonnage is tramped worldwide, but Martrade offers regular sailings from the Black Sea to the Middle East, India, Mediterranean and Northern Continent and consolidates steel, bulk and project to ship-units.

The Group successfully operates and manages terminals in Odessa (Ukraine), Haldia & Damra (India) and Umm Qasr & Khor Al Zubair (Iraq). Furthermore, Martrade has logistics offices in Europe, the Middle East and Korea and can rely on a vast network of reliable partners to offer a global approach.

Finally, Martrade has its own team of well-trained Supercargoes and Port Captains, who assist in loading/discharging vessels, make stowage plans and advice on technical aspects of the overall project management.

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Our history in Iraq

1975 Setting-up the first strategic Pipeline for Mannesmann Anlagenbau
Setting-up logistics for Refinery of Basrah Petrochemical Complex No. 1
1981 Managing the full logistics chain for developing Iraq Railway from Baghdad to Basra. Operation of sea freight logistics and site delivery for Mendes Jr. (Brazil)
Provide waterpipes for Iraq Sewerage Project through Mosul, Najaf-Kufa, Kirkuk Basrah and Hilla for Interbras (Brazil)
1980-1988 Iraqi – Iran War
1989 Operating logistics solution for Strategic Pipeline II for GTS, todays Europipe (France) and SCOP (IRAQ) for Polyenthelene coated line pipe to Kuwait and Umm Qasr
1990-2007 1st and 2nd Gulf War
2007-2012 Discharged various Steel Products, Projects and Pipes from Origins like Black Sea, Mediterranean and India without any cargo claims for damages or incidents
Over 430.000 freight tons pipes and various oilfield equipment
Regular Shipments and local handling of ductile iron pipes for Buderus
Regular Shipments of pipes for MAN Industries
Regular Shipments of pipes for Jindal Saw
Shipment and local handling for a Sewage water treatment plant for Veolia for BP Rumaylah oilfield.
Shipment and local handling of Great Wall Drilling equipment for CNPC Rumaylah oilfield
Local handling of powerplant project for STX Heavy Industries at 4 sites Diwaniya (2x), Karbala, Missan
Local handling for Lukoil projects at West Qurna 2 oilfield


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