Tag Archives | General Company of Iraqi Ports

$17bn "Development Road Project" Launched by Iraqi Govt

By John Lee. The government of Iraq announced more details this week on its plans to create a transport corridor between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea coast in Turkey. The 1,200-kilometer "development road project", sometimes referred to as the "dry canal project", will link Iraq's Grand Faw port, which is still under construction, […]

Govt to Clamp Down on Corruption at Umm Qasr Port

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammed S. Al-Sudani, has approved the recommendations of a committee investigating corruption in the Umm Qasr port. The committee found that private companies operating at the General Company for Iraqi Ports were charging additional fees not approved by the Ministry of Transportation, leading to increased prices for […]

Fmr Iraqi Transport Minister sentenced for Corruption

By John Lee. A former Iraqi Transport Minister has reportedly been sentenced to "maximum imprisonment" for corruption. According to The National, Kazem Al Hamami was sentenced in absentia, having been accused of tampering with contracts and tenders during his tenure as Minister from 2014 to 2018. The accusations related to a land deal involving the […]

Giant Nibras Petrochemical Project to be Revived

By John Lee. Iraq's giant Nibras (Nebras) petrochemical project looks set to be revived, according to a statement from the Iraqi government. The Cabinet made a number of decisions relating to the project this week, including: Setting the price of the gas used to operate the project at 1.5 dollars per million British thermal units […]

UAE-Iraq Agreement for Port and Logistics Development

Abu Dhabi-based AD Ports Group and Iraq's International Development Bank (IDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to review opportunities for ports and logistics projects that could enhance trade flows between the UAE and Iraq. The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO of AD Ports Group, and […]

New Report on Iraqi Transportation Sector

Transportation Sector in Iraq: Aviation & Maritime Scene Overview The transportation sector plays a major role in the development of the country. As a key factor in promoting the advancement of dependent operations, a strong transportation infrastructure will ensure the proper functioning of closely related sectors and present a reliable playground for emerging businesses and […]

AD Ports signs MoU with Iraq

By John Lee. Abu Dhabi Ports (AD Ports Group) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) to promote increased cooperation between the two organisations within the fields of transportation and maritime. Facilitated during a recent visit of a high-level delegation led by the Iraqi Minister of […]

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 […]