New cargo mark in Iraq
It was Yang Ming's “Mutuality”, a container vessel with a capacity of 6,589 teu that recently set a new record at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Um Qasr, Iraq.
The BGT recorded a total of 1,768 moves on the vessel in 17.5 hours, achieving a record berth productivity of 101 moves per hour, a first for BGT as it continues to ramp up its service capability.
The terminal is expanding its services in all sectors of its operations – container, multi-purpose, ro-ro and heavy lift – due to its recently completed USD 250 million investment programme, implemented by parent company, International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI).
“We will continue to leverage our investments,” emphasised Phillip Marsham, BGT CEO, on the occasion, “including those in the training and advancement of the BGT team." (cd)