Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) recently made its maiden call to Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Tartous, Syria. MSC Augusta, with a capacity of 1,879 twenty foot equivalent units (TEU), now calls twice a month at TICT. Augusta is joined by Adele, Annamaria and Accra in MSC’s Tartous, Lattakia, Izmir, Gioia, Tauro, Venic, Ravenna, Ancona, Piraeus, Limassol, Beirut, Lattakia Adriatic service. Photo shows Romeo Salvador (far right), TICT chief executive officer and general manager, handing a commemorative certificate to Capt. Antonio Galano (4th from left), vessel master. With them are (l-r): Houssam Houssad, TICT operations manager; Abdullah Suleiman, Dalia shipping enterprise manager, and Augusto Oblego, TICT terminal manager. MSC, a privately owned company, started in 1970, and is one of leading shipping lines in the world. TICT is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), a leading developer of international ports and terminals with a global port network spanning 13 countries. Headquartered in the Philippines, ICTSI is on its 20th year of operation, and continues to pursue container terminal opportunities around the world.