BAGHDAD - Iraq's state oil marketer SOMO said on Wednesday it agreed with a state-operated railway company to transport fuel oil products from refineries to southern ports.

The agreement came as part of efforts to boost cooperation between local companies on the transportation of petroleum products and to reduce overcrowding on land and increase the quantities transported for export purposes through floating storage tanks, SOMO said.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Louise Heavens)