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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 […]

Basra has Money to Spend on Infrastructure

By John Lee. The Governor of Basra, Majid Al-Nasrawi [Alnasrawi] (pictured), has called on Filipino companies to invest in the province. During a meeting with the country’s Chargé d’Affaires, Elmer Cato, he stressed that Basra and the rest of southern Iraq remain safe for investors. Citing the example of the Manila-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. […]

Flagship Partnership to Revive Southern Iraq

The Basra Compact, a flagship partnership to revive the economy in southern Iraq The authorities of Basra and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a flagship agreement, the Basra Compact, aiming at strengthening participatory and accountable governance and reviving the economic activity in the southern governorate, which is not just oil-rich but needs to […]

Three Dead in Explosion near Kuwaiti Border

By John Lee. Three Iraqi civilians were reportedly killed on Wednesday when a booby-trapped truck exploded near the Kuwaiti border in Iraq. The Kuwaiti news agency KUNA quoted a local Iraqi official as saying that the explosion happened at a garage near the main road about 12 km (7.5 miles) north of the Safwan border […]

Basra Gateway Terminal Up and Running

By John Lee. Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) announced on Thursday that its operations at the Port of Umm Qasr are now fully operational. BGT chief executive Phillip Marsham said in a statement: “We are attracting plenty of interest from container lines and have enjoyed a good pace of cargo buildup since we opened the doors […]

Blast at Umm Qasr Commodities Port

By John Lee. Reuters reports that an unexplained blast occurred at Umm Qasr commodities port on Saturday. It was not immediately what the cause of the blast was, or whether it had affected imports and exports. The port does not handle crude oil shipments. (Source: Reuters)

Piers, Dredging Opportunity at Umm Qasr

Solicitation Number: W912ER-13-R-0050 Agency: Department of the Army Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Location: USACE Middle East District Solicitation Number: W912ER-13-R-0050 Notice Type: Presolicitation The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Middle East District intends to solicit names of construction firms experienced in working in the Middle East region who are interested in submitting […]

VSE Wins $38m Order from Iraqi Navy

By John Lee. VSE Corporation has reported that its International Group has received a $37.6-million order to provide engineering and training services to the Iraqi Navy in Umm Qasr. The delivery order is for the continuation of work performed under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Naval Ship Transfer and Repair (N*STAR) contract through the Naval […]