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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 […]

Iraqi Tankers Re-Registered in Umm Qasr

By John Lee. Two oil tankers owned by the State Company for Maritime Transport (SCMT) have been transferred from Jordanian registration to registration in the Iraqi port of Basra, following the lifting of sanctions. Iraqi Transport Minister, Captain Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli [Captain Nasser Hussein Bandar Al-Shibli], raised the Iraqi flags on the vessels, the […]

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 […]

Iraq Contributes to Strong Results at ICTSI

By John Lee. Shares in Philippines-based International Terminal Container Services Inc. (ICTSI), which operates the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) (pictured) at the port of Umm Qasr, have closed up more than 6 percent on Wednesday following a strong set of results. The company said in a statement: "Net income attributable to equity holders of US$128.5 […]

Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) has handled 2m TEUs

By John Lee. The Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) at Umm Qasr Port has reportedly handled container traffic of two million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) since operations started less than nine years ago. According to Hellenic Shipping News, the joint venture between UAE-based Gulftainer and the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) started operations at […]

ICTSI to Increase Capacity at Umm Qasr Port

By John Lee. Philippines-based International Terminal Container Services Inc. (ICTSI) has reportedly allocated additional funds for capacity expansion at its Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the Port of Umm Qasr. Rafael Consing, ICTSI chief financial officer, is quoted by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as saying that this year’s capex budget of $380 million will be […]