International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) recently serviced the MSC Ukraine, the largest vessel to dock in the Black Sea coast of the Republic of Georgia.
“We are honored to have the MSC Ukraine here as it shows our capability to service new generation vessels,” says Capt. Jan Nowak, BICT chief executive officer and general manager.
“This further boosts the position of BICT as a premier port hub in Georgia,” Nowak added.
Owned by Swiss Megaliner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the 1,939 TEU capacity MSC Ukraine has an overall length of 202 meters and a width of 31 meters.
BICT serviced the vessel in less than 44 hours, loading and off-loading a total of 2,400 TEUs.
ICTSI acquired a 48-year concession to develop and operate a container and multipurpose terminal in the Port of Batumi located at the Black Sea coast of the autonomous region of Adjara in Georgia.
BICT is the country’s trading gateway for cargo traffic to the Caucasus and Central Asia regions.
Headquartered at Manila, Philippines, ICTSI is a leading port management company involved in the operations and development of 22 marine terminals and port projects in 17 countries worldwide.
The company was among the first international terminal operators to take its expertise overseas.
ICTSI has received global acclaim for its successful public-private partnerships with economics diversity of its port assets to the private sector.