ICTSI’s Basra Gateway reaches 4m-teu milestone

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) operation at the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq said the record volume was achieved during the recent unloading operation on the Yang Ming vessel YM Mutuality. 

BGT is the only terminal in Iraq to have handled 4m teu.

“We are thrilled to achieve this significant milestone, which is a testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of our team who have consistently delivered exceptional service to our customers,” said Romeo Salvador, BGT chief executive officer.

 “We are proud to be the leading player in the Umm Qasr port, and will continue to invest in our people, services and port infrastructure as part of our unwavering commitment to the development of Iraq’s port industry,” Salvador said.

ICTSI has invested more than $300m to modernise and expand the multipurpose terminal. The investment covers the construction of three new berths, rehabilitation of three existing berths, acquisition of new port equipment including post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes–the largest port equipment in Iraq–and rollout of state-of-the-art systems, all of which has helped BGT consolidate its market leader position.

Currently, BGT is the only terminal in the Port of Umm Qasr capable of efficiently handling 14,000teu- container vessels, a value proposition that has helped attract new liner services. 

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