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From Bombs to Bytes: How Tech can Transform Iraq’s Economy

By Ashley Goodall. From Bombs to Bytes: How tech can Diversify and Transform Iraq’s Economy One of the big hits at this year’s Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) conference was the tech panel (pictured) with four leading Tech companies using tech to deliver their unique services: Zain Telco, launching Zain Cash, Restrata who offer cyber […]

IBBC Celebrates Successful Inaugural Conference in Dubai

More than 180 expert speakers and delegates from the UK, Iraq, UAE and abroad gathered in Dubai at The Address Dubai Marina on Sunday 18 December for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Autumn Conference. Usually held in London, the well-attended conference marked the first time the IBBC has held an event in the UAE, […]

Baroness Nicholson – Opening Speech at IBBC Conference

Baroness Nicholson – Opening Speech for the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Conference on December 18th in Dubai: Welcome to Dubai. IBBC has been aware for many years of the important role that the UAE plays as a regional hub for business and trade through the MENA region and in particular as a regional base […]

IBBC Spring Conference – “Iraq in Transition”

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) will be holding its Spring Conference on April 27 at Mansion House and on April 28 at Vintners’ Hall in London. In recent weeks considerable political debate has taken place in Iraq following Prime Minister Abadi’s announcement of a technocrat reshuffle of his cabinet. It seems that the motto of the conference – ‘Iraq […]

Umm Qasr Port hits 10m TEU Milestone

By John Lee. UAE-based Gulftainer has said that its Umm Qasr Logistics Centre marked a significant milestone, notching up one million TEUs handled over a five-year period since the commencement of operations in 2010. Flemming Dalgaard, CEO, Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer is currently on a growth path to expand organically as well as through leveraging new […]

Iraq Club Dubai Celebrates 1st Anniversary

6th March sees the anniversary event of The Iraq Club Dubai. This network for senior energy professionals operating in Iraq, has gone from strength to strength since it launched in 2012. The bi-monthly event which regularly attracts over 100 senior representatives from companies such as Leightons, Gulftainer and Schlumberger, expects a higher turn out next […]

Gulftainer Appoints New Commercial Director

Gulftainer, the largest privately owned port operator in the world based in Sharjah, has recently appointed Jay New as its new Commercial Director. Jay will be based in the Sharjah headquarters, overseeing and progressing the company’s commercial operations in the region and worldwide. Jay has worked in the ports, shipping and logistics field for over […]

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Gulftainer’s Iraq Container Terminal at Umm Qasr

In addition to the Iraq Container Terminal in Umm Qasr port, Basrah Province, the Gulftainer Group is fully engaged in Iraq aiming to provide the port, transport and logistics links so necessary to assist in efcient redevelopment – all the way from Zakho in the North (on the Turkish border) to Umm Qasr in the […]

New Cranes Arrive at Gulftainer’s Umm Qasr Port

Iraq Business News has just received photographs of the two new ship-to-shore cranes arriving at Gulftainer‘s Iraq Container Terminal at Umm Qasr. They are now located on their rails on the quayside, and will commence operations within days, making these the only berths operating 24/7, allowing secure, safe and speedy handling of Tenaris pipes. Another […]

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 […]

Momentum Logistics Opens New Office in Erbil

Momentum Logistics, the Sharjah-based third-party logistics (3PL) service provider and subsidiary of international port management company, Gulftainer, has officially opened its new office in Erbil. The new office will allow Momentum to react more efficiently to the daily needs of its clients. Erbil is the management centre of the Northern Iraq’s oil industry, and Momentum […]