Tag Archives | Umm Qasr Port

UK Law Firm advises on Iraq Port Deal

By John Lee. UK-based international law firm Clifford Chance has announced that it has advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on the US$125 million financing of the development, construction, equipping and operation of both new and existing facilities at the Umm Qasr Port in Iraq. In a press release, the […]

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 […]

Details of PM's New Appointments to Key Institutions

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kadhimi's Rolling Reshuffle (Part 2): Protecting Iraq's Economic Institutions and Borders On September 14, Baghdad announced a range of strategic leadership appointments for institutions tasked […]

China acquires Stake in Umm Qasr Terminal

By John Lee. French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM, has announced the first closing of its agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP), with the sale of its stakes in eight port terminals to Terminal Link. Among the facilities involved is the Umm Qasr Terminal in Iraq. The Terminal Link joint venture was created […]

New Power Plant opens in Umm Qasr

A 29 MW gas-fuelled power plant supplied by the technology group Wärtsilä to the Umm Qasr Ports Authority Zone in Basra, Iraq, commenced commercial operations in February. The plant ensures availability of a reliable supply of electricity to the port's operations, which had previously been subject to frequent power interruptions. The Wärtsilä plant was ordered […]

Iraqi Protesters Block Major Port

By John Lee. Protesters in Iraq have reportedly blocked the country’s second-largest commercial port on Tuesday. According to Fox News, they halted operations at the Khor al-Zubair port as oil tankers and other trucks were unable to enter or exit. They have also obstructed access to Umm Qasr port. (Source: Fox News)

ICTSI builds Umm Qasr Deep-Water Capacity

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has formally inaugurated two new berths which for the first time offer the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq’s main dry cargo port, the ability to handle container vessels of up to 14,000TEU. The inauguration ceremony marked both the opening for business of the two new berths, Berths 25 and […]