Tag Archives | Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT)

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) […]

Iraq hopeful of more Filipino Investments

By John Lee. The Philippine embassy in Baghdad has said that the recent opening of ICTSI's $130-million port development in Basra opens further possible opportunities in construction and the oil and gas sectors. In a statement, Chargé d'Affaires Elmer Cato (pictured) expressed the hope that more Filipino companies would explore investment opportunities in Iraq. Philippine-based […]

JLT Mobile Computers Supplies BGT

By John Lee. Sweden's JLT Mobile Computers has announced that it has successfully delivered a total of 50 JLT VERSO 12 mobile computers to the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT). BGT, a container and multi-purpose cargo handling facility at the port of Umm Qasr, is operated by Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI); it opened […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]