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ICTSI Wins Sudan Port Contract

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Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) said it has been chosen by the government of Sudan to handle the operations and management of the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT). In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, ICTSI said the state-run Sea Ports Corp. of Sudan (SPC) has confirmed it as the preferred bidder to operate and manage the SPCT under a 20-year concession. ICTSI, controlled by gaming and ports tycoon Enrique Razon Jr.…

Chinese to Acquire Greek Port as Gateway to Europe

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China's state-owned shipper China Ocean Shipping (Group), also known as Cosco Group and owned by China COSCO Holdings,  is on track to acquire Greece's largest container port, gaining a key foothold to expand China's economic and military presence in Europe and Africa under the "One Belt, One Road" trade route initiative. There were no other bidders, which suggests that China’s strategic aims of using the Greek port of Piraeus as getaway to Europe is one step closer to realization.

BCT Upgrades Intermodal Facility

In action BCT’s new cranes prepare to load containers onto a stack train.  Manufactured by Kocks Krane, these rail-mounted gantries are capable of moving over 30 containers per hour Courtesy BCT

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland recently completed its railway terminal modernization project last December. Part of BCT’s largest investment program, the modernization project was carried out in partnership with the Port of Gdynia Authority and was backed by the European Union Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment. With the project complete, BCT’s new rail facility can service up to 24 full container trains each day and has an annual capacity of 500,000 TEUs.

ICTSI Manila hits 2M TEU

Awarding of commemorative plaques (from left)  Captain Li Qinghua, SITC Osaka Vessel Master; Huang Ping, SITC Import Assistant Manager; Mr. Gonzalez; Mr. Quan; and Carmelo Tejero, SITC Senior Operations Manager. Photo ICTSI

The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship operation and the Philippines’ largest container terminal, capped 2016 with a milestone as it reached its first year-to-date two millionth TEU move last December. The MICT has an annual capacity of 2.75 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). The two millionth TEU container was offloaded from SITC Osaka, which is operated by Chinese megaliner SITC Container Lines. The container vessel originated from Ningbo in China.

Greece Okay's China's Cosco Improved Bid

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The state privatization fund Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) of Greece has accepted a “significantly improved” offer from China’s Cosco Group for the state’s majority stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP). “HRADF’s board of directors accepted the improved offer made by COSCO Group (Hong Kong) Ltd in the context of the tender for the sale of the 67 percent of Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) shares,” an HRADF statement said. The Chinese group submitted on Wednesday…

ICTSI Income Falls as Volume Rises

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Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI)  has announced a 6% decrease in income in its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2018.However, the port operator saw overall throughput rise 4% to 4.7m teu in the first half compared to 4.5m teu handled in the previous corresponding period in 2017, mainly on robust trade in the emerging markets and contributions from new terminals in Lae and Motukea in Papua New Guinea and the Australian…

ICTSI Wins “Best Corporate Bond” Award

Rafael D. Consing Jr., ICTSI Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, accepted the award Photo ICTSI

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) US$450 million perpetual capital securities issue was recently recognized as the Philippines’ best corporate bond at the The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2015. ICTSI issued last August the well-structured perpetual securities that were arranged by Citi, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered. The issuance generated more than US$1.8 billion of demand from banks, institutional investors and private banking accounts. Rafael D.

Bidding for Davao Port Project Moved to March

Photo: Philippine Ports Authority Port Mananagement Office of Davao

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has moved the bid submission for the Davao Sasa Port Modernization public-private partnership (PPP) project to   March 28 from Feb. 26 to give interested firms more time to prepare their offers. The bidders include San Miguel Holdings Corp.-APM Terminals Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.; Portek International Pte Ltd.-National Marine Corp. Consortium; International Container Terminal Services Inc; Asian Terminals Inc.-DP World FZE Consortium; and Ballore Africa Logistics.

ICTSI Income Drops 68%

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International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported audited consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015 posting revenue from port operations of US$1.051 billion, one percent lower compared to US$1.061 billion the year earlier; Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of US$450.0 million, two percent higher than the US$443.0 million generated the previous year; and reported Net Income attributable to equity holders of US$58.5 million, down 68 percent compared to the US$182.0 million earned in 2014.

ICTSI Subic on Growth Path

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International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) new Container Freight Station (CFS) at the Subic Bay Freeport is at the forefront of ensuring the faster movement of goods in the Northern and Central Luzon markets. The two regions continue to grow, driven by industrial centers like Subic, Clark, Bataan, and Tarlac. Launched last year, the CFS is one of Subic Bay International Corp.’s (SBITC) value-added services. The CFS, envisioned to serve as a regional distribution center (RDC)…

Basra Gateway Terminal Goes Live with Navis N4

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for terminal operators, announced that Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), part of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system. Upgrading to N4 from an in-house operating system will help BGT achieve key operational goals by enhancing the customer experience while at the same time increasing terminal productivity by managing resources in a more efficient way, as well as improving the safety of yard workers, Navis said. BGT is a container terminal located at the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq, providing shipping lines and cargo ships with a modern gateway to the country.

ICTSI Net Income Rises 19%

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Manila-based global container terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the first half of 2017 posting revenue from port operations of US$603.7 million, an increase of 10 percent over the US$550.8 million reported for the first six months of 2016. The net income attributable to equity holders of US$103.6 million, up 19 percent from the US$87.3 million earned in the same period last year due to the continuing ramp-up at the new terminal in Matadi…

Philippines' ICTSI in $450 mln Bond Offering

Philippines port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) said on Wednesday it is raising $450 million through a bond issue. In a disclosure to the local stock exchange, ICTSI said its board of directors approved on Tuesday night the offering of new senior perpetual capital securities through subsidiary Royal Capital BV. (http://bit.ly/1hLsASV) The corporate bonds would yield 5.5 percent per annum and would be guaranteed by ICTSI. Citigroup Global Markets Ltd, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank were the joint lead managers and bookrunners. ICTSI, owned by the Philippines' third richest man, Enrique Razon, is into 30 terminal concessions and port development projects in 20 countries. (Reporting By Neil Jerome Morales

Port Worker Crushed to Death in Jakarta

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According to an announcement from the International Transport Workers’ Federation, an Indonesian worker who was killed on the job at the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility in Jakarta overnight. According to the ITWF report, Local unions say the 40-year-old man was fatally crushed at 22.10 local time when a refrigerated container was dropped onto his truck, crushing the cabin and killing the driver, the second workplace fatality at the Port of Jakarta in three weeks.

ICTSI Colombia Gears for 2016 Launch

SPIA staff and officials welcome the arrival of the terminal’s first four quay crane

Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA), a unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Colombia, recently received four super post Panamax quay cranes (QC) and five rubber-tired gantries (RTG) as it enters the final stage of preparation for the operational launch in 2016 of the Aguadulce Multi-User Container Terminal (AMCT) at the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia. Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC), the QCs have an individual lifting capacity of 60 tons, and feature twin lift spreaders.

New Container Terminal Inaugurated in Iraq

Enrique K. Razon Jr., ICTSI Chairman and President, cuts the ribbon symbolizing the formal opening of the BGT expansion area, the first entirely foreign financed new port infrastructure in Iraq. Photo ICTSI

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) 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 inauguration of the new facility marks the implementation of the first entirely foreign financed development of new port infrastructure in Iraq. The Hon. Minister of Transport for Iraq, Kadhem Finjan al-Hamami was in attendance as Enrique K. Razon Jr, ICTSI Chairman and President…

ICTSI 9M Profts Above Expectations

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International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the first nine months of 2015 posting revenues from port operations of US$792.0 million, an increase of two percent over the US$779.2 million reported for the same period last year; Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of US$339.5 million, four percent higher than the US$326.1 million generated in the first nine months of 2014, and net income attributable to equity holders of US$136.2 million…

ICTSI 9M2016 Income Up 4%

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International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the first nine months of 2016 posting revenues from port operations of US$835.0 million, an increase of five percent over the US$792.0 million reported for the same period last year; Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of US$390.3 million, 15 percent higher than the US$339.5 million generated in the first nine months of 2015, and net income attributable to equity holders of US$141.9 million…

Terex Cranes for ICTSI

Three similar cranes will be supplied to Basra

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Iraq for two Terex shiptoshore cranes (STS) and three Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG). With this order including comprehensive services, TPS and ICTSI, a leading global port operator, are writing the next chapter in the history of their successful cooperation. Previously TPS has supplied 24 RTG to three different terminals operated by ICTSI in Madagascar, the Philippines and Brazil.

Basra Gataway Buys Custom Damen Dredger

The CSD was transported as deck load and can be hoisted in the water in one go Photo courtesy Damen

A customized Damen Cutter Suction Dredger, type CSD500, has been named by her owner Basra Gateway terminal at the Damen Dredging yard in the Netherlands. Immediately after the ceremony, the dredger was made ready for transport and towed to Rotterdam, from where it was shipped to Port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. The dredger’s first job will be the port extension for Basra Gataway Terminal. The blessing ceremony took place January 9, when the stationary dredger received the name Ishtar – which translates as ‘Goddess of Love’. The owner, Basra Gataway Terminal (BGT), performed the honors.

ICTSI Opens Georgia-Ukraine Feeder Service

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) made its first port call in Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) in Batumi, Georgia, marking the launch of Gioia-Ukraine & Georgia feeder service, says International Container Terminal Services, Inc.(ICTSI). “M/V Max Carrier made its first call to Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) in Batumi, Georgia, marking the launch of the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Gioia -- Ukraine & Georgia feeder service,” ICTSI said in a statement.

Piraeus Port Privatization Bid Soon

Photo: Piraeus Greece

As the pushed back the date - the Dec. 21 deadline - for the submission of binding bids for the sale of its biggest port Piraeus (OLP) approaches, the pace is picking up with binding bids, reports WSJ. Three of the world’s biggest port operators expected to submit their binding bids next week. Greece’s leftist government had pushed the move back for a year, upsetting potential investors and ​the country’s international creditors. The deadline has been postponed three times since Oct.

ICTSI's Fully Automated Terminal Complete

ICTSI Australian terminal is complete (from left) Anders Dømmestrup, VICT CEO; John Lines, ANL Managing Director; Enrique Razon, ICTSI Chairman and CEO; Honorable Luke Donnellan, Victoria State Minister for Ports; Councillor Bernadene Voss, Port Phillip City Mayor; Christian Gonzalez, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Asia-Pacific Regional Head; and Brendan Bourke, Port of Melbourne CEO. Photo ICTSI

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently celebrated the completion of its terminal in Webb Dock in Melbourne, Australia ahead of schedule. The celebration was headed by Enrique K. Razon Jr., International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Chairman and President, along with His Honor Luke Donnellan, Victoria State Minister of Ports; Councillor Bernadene Voss, Port Phillip City Mayor; and Brendan Bourke, Port of Melbourne CEO. “This is an achievement that…

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