Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICTL), manager and operator of Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) in Adjara, Georgia was recently awarded a permit to operate as an independent storage area inside a customs control zone. The Republic of Georgia granted the three year permit after BICT met all technical and safety requirements for an open type customs storage. With the issuance of the permit, BICT can now handle cargo for customers inside a specific customs area. BICT is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), a leading developer of international ports and terminals with a global port network spanning 11 countries in four continents. Headquartered in the Philippines, ICTSI is on its 20th year of operation, and continues to pursue container terminal opportunities around the world.