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International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has been confirmed by Sea Ports Corporation of Sudan (SPC) as the preferred bidder to operate and manage the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) in Sudan under a 20-year concession.

Announcing SPC’s decision in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on July 13, ICTSI said it “will resume the operational and development responsibility for SPC’s existing container terminal infrastructure and terminal handling equipment.”

SPC is the independent state corporation of Sudan that governs, constructs, and maintains the country’s ports, harbors, and lighthouses.

The tender process was led by SPC, with Hamburg Port Consulting as international advisor, and attracted bids from a number of international port operators.

With a capacity in excess of 1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), SPCT recorded a throughput of 470,000 TEUs in 2017.

SPCT has a land area of 180 hectares and 1,200 meters of quay wall, with a designed water depth of up to 16 meters which makes it capable of receiving ultra large container vessels. It has state-of-the-art container terminal assets including eight ship-to-shore gantry cranes and an extensive range of yard-handling equipment that includes more than 20 rubber-tired gantry cranes.

ICTSI and SPC will be entering into negotiations to conclude the concession agreement, the Philippine port operator said.

ICTSI is currently involved in more than 30 terminal concessions and port development projects in 18 countries worldwide. It operates 28 terminals, including the recent acquisition of shares in Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. and an inland container terminal in the Philippines, two in Indonesia and one each in China, Ecuador, Brazil, Poland, Georgia, Madagascar, Croatia, Pakistan, Mexico, Honduras, Iraq, Argentina, Colombia, DR Congo, Australia and, recently, Lae in Papua New Guinea.

It also has a concession to construct and operate a port in Tuxpan, Mexico; a project to construct a barge terminal in Cavite, Philippines; and a recent agreement to operate an international port in Motukea, Papua New Guinea.

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