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ICTSI Ramps Up Business at Umm Qasr

By John Lee. Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has said it has increased its volumes by 12 percent over the past year, mainly due to the continuing volume ramp-up at its terminal at Umm Qasr port. The company inaugurated the first phase of its $130-million greenfield port development at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) […]

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 […]

Foster Wheeler to Boost Iraq Oil Export Capacity

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has agreed with Foster Wheeler to cooperate on implementing projects of increase oil storage and export capacity. At a meeting with representatives of the company, Mr. Fayadh H. Niema, the Senior Deputy Minister of Oil, said that the ministry is keen to develop and update the “exportation, reservation, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Terex Wins Port Crane Order

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Iraq for two Terex ship-to-shore cranes (STS) and three Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG). With this order including comprehensive services, TPS and ICTSI, a leading global port operator, are writing the next chapter in the history […]

An Evil Plot? Basra Boycotts New Customs Tax

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An Evil Plot? Iraq’s Most Industry-Savvy Province Refuses to Impose Baghdad’s New Customs Tax A new customs tax came into effect in August. But in Basra, one of Iraq’s busiest […]