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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 […]

Iraq Shortlists 2 to Build Breakwater

By John Lee. Iraq has announced a shortlist of two companies to build a breakwater for the $6 billion first phase of its Grand Fao port development. The director general of the State Company for Iraqi Ports, Omran Radhi (pictured), told Bloomberg that the Archirodon Construction Company submitted the lowest bid of 204 billion dinars […]

Gulftainer to Build New Port North of Umm Qasr

The director of the Iraqi Ports Company said on Thursday that the company signed its second contract with the Emirati company Gulftainer to establish a dry port north of Umm Qasr port, at a cost of $150 million [180 billion Iraqi dinars], according to a report from AKnews. Khudair Aboud said that the project is […]