Milestone in Basra
After nine years of operation, Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services (Ictsi) at the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq, has achieved a "significant milestone". With the recent unloading operation on the Yang Ming vessel "YM Mutuality", the port becomes the only terminal in Iraq to have handled 4 million teu.
BGT CEO Romeo Salvador: "We are proud to be a major 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."
Ictsi has invested over USD 300 million to modernise and expand the multipurpose terminal. The investment covers the construction of three new berths, the rehabilitation of three existing berths and the acquisition of new port equipment including post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes. (lh)