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Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) has handled 2m TEUs

By John Lee. The Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) at Umm Qasr Port has reportedly handled container traffic of two million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) since operations started less than nine years ago. According to Hellenic Shipping News, the joint venture between UAE-based Gulftainer and the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) started operations at […]

UK efforts in Iraq ‘Hindered by Hostile Immigration Policy’

By John Lee. A report from UK-based newspaper The Guardian says that British Government-backed projects to tackle the aftermath of the war in Iraq have been hindered by the UK’s continuing “hostile” immigration policy. It cites the example of a civil service training scheme involving a £330,000 contract between the General Company for the Ports […]

Basra Gateway Terminal joins the Iraq Britain Business Council

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has joined the Council. BGT is one of Iraq’s premier container and multi-purpose cargo handling facility, with a team of high-performing Iraqi and International port professionals who deliver customer-focused, high productivity and congestion-free port services to Iraq’s economy. Situated in Umm Qasr, […]

ICTSI Opens First Phase of Basra Gateway Terminal

By John Lee. International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has officially inaugurated the first phase of its new $130-million greenfield port development at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Umm Qasr. Iraq’s Minister of Transport, Kadhem Finjan al-Hamami, attended the ceremony along with ICTSI chairman and president, Enrique K. Razon Jr. The Philippines-based company signed a 26-year concession […]

Big Investment In Umm Qasr Port

By John Lee. Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) is investing $130 million in Umm Qasr port, according to a report from Reuters. The Manila-based port management company signed a contract with General Company for Ports of Iraq involving the container facilities at Umm Qasr; it will operate, develop and expand the port. The three-stage […]

New Import Tariffs Causing Port Chaos

By John Lee. A new 30-percent customs tariff in Iraq is reported to be slowing business at the port of Umm Qasr (pictured), which handles 80 percent of the country’s imports, choking the port with thousands of uncollected cargo containers. But according to the report from Reuters, the new rate does not apply in Iraqi […]