ICTSI Basra builds up Umm Qasr capacity

ICTSI Basra builds up Umm Qasr capacity

The ability of the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq to receive direct calls from larger container vessels is being progressively boosted by the new terminal development program at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT). A significant …
Sep 11, 2018 /  Curious
Milaha launches first ever container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq

Milaha launches first ever container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq

Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the launch of a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq. The new service, which will be an expansion of the existing …
May 3, 2018 /  Vessels
ICTSI Basra terminal enters second phase of terminal expansion

ICTSI Basra terminal enters second phase of terminal expansion

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) continues its pioneering work in Iraq’s port sector with its second phase investment in new container terminal infrastructure well underway at its Basra …
Feb 12, 2018 /  Curious
Hutchison Ports to partner with Iraqi terminal operator

Hutchison Ports to partner with Iraqi terminal operator

Hutchison Ports and the Pritzker Family Business Interests (“PFBI”), advised by The Pritzker Organization, L.L.C. (“TPO”), has announced that the leading Hong Kong-based port operator has agreed …
Aug 28, 2017 /  Curious
ICTSI Inaugurates BASRA Gateway Terminal Expansion Area

ICTSI Inaugurates BASRA Gateway Terminal Expansion Area

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) yesterday formally opened the first phase of its new greenfield terminal development at its Basra Gateway Terminal in the North Port, Umm Qasr, Iraq. The official …
Oct 13, 2016 /  Curious
Iraq blacklists tankers involved in shipping Kurdish crude

Iraq blacklists tankers involved in shipping Kurdish crude

Iraqi state oil firm SOMO has blacklisted three tankers involved in shipping crude from Kurdistan, stepping up pressure on the semi-autonomous region amid tense talks on sharing oil revenue. Kurdistan has been …
Aug 31, 2016 /  Curious
Bahri Liner and Rickmers-Linie signed space charter agreement from the US to the Red Sea and Middle East

Bahri Liner and Rickmers-Linie signed space charter agreement from the US to the Red Sea and Middle East

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based specialist for project and heavy lift liner services and the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (trading as Bahri Liner) have recently signed a space charter …
Apr 22, 2016 /  Vessels
Huge oil tanker traffic jam builds at Iraq's Basra port

Huge oil tanker traffic jam builds at Iraq's Basra port

A traffic jam of nearly 30 large oil tankers has built up outside the Iraqi port of Basra due to loading delays, with some waiting up to three weeks and costing ship operators around $75,000 a day per …
Apr 6, 2016 /  Vessels
France to deploy aircraft carrier to help operations against Islamic State

France to deploy aircraft carrier to help operations against Islamic State

France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to support operations against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq, the presidency announced on Thursday (Nov 05). “The deployment of the …
Nov 6, 2015 /  Naval