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Basra Gateway Terminal achieves New Milestone

By John Lee. Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has announced that it has recently handled its three millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping container). The milestone was achieved during the handling of Evergreen's Ever Uranus and coincided with BGT's seventh year of operations. Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), which is […]

Iraq Blocks Kurdistan Flights

By John Lee. Cargo flights to and from Erbil and Sulaimanya [Slemani] have reportedly been suspended. A spokesman for Emirates SkyCargo told Lloyd’s Loading List that the airline’s freighter flights to and from Erbil “have been temporarily suspended at the request of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority. However, Emirates [passenger] flights are operating as per […]

Agility Wins $80m Majnoon Contract

By John Lee. Kuwait-based Agility Public Warehousing company, has announced that through its fully owned subsidiary in Iraq has been awarded a 3-year logistics contract from Shell Iraq Petroleum Development B.V. As part of this contract, Agility will be managing all related freight forwarding services for the contract from different locations around the world into […]

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European Commission Fines Freight Forwarders for Price Fixing

The European Commission has imposed fines totalling 169 million euros on 14 freight forwarding companies for conspiring to fix the prices of surcharges. In 2003, soon after the UK introduced electronic declarations for exports, the companies broke the law by conspiring to levy a surcharge for this reporting service, according to the Financial Times. They agreed […]

New Overland Freight Service to Iraq

Exporters looking to serve the Iraqi oil and gas industry might be interested in the guaranteed twice-weekly express road trailer services between Western Europe and Iraq recently launched by independent freight forwarder F.S. Mackenzie. F.S. Mackenzie says that the service, which caters for express groupage and part-loads, has been launched in response to increased business […]