Tag Archives | Umm Qasr Port

Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) has handled 2m TEUs

By John Lee. The Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) at Umm Qasr Port has reportedly handled container traffic of two million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) since operations started less than nine years ago. According to Hellenic Shipping News, the joint venture between UAE-based Gulftainer and the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) started operations at […]

ICTSI to Increase Capacity at Umm Qasr Port

By John Lee. Philippines-based International Terminal Container Services Inc. (ICTSI) has reportedly allocated additional funds for capacity expansion at its Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the Port of Umm Qasr. Rafael Consing, ICTSI chief financial officer, is quoted by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as saying that this year’s capex budget of $380 million will be […]

Umm Qasr Port receives its Largest Container Ship to date

By John Lee. The largest container vessel to dock at the Port of Umm Qasr has recently arrived at the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT). According to Container Management Magazine, Evergreen’s 5,652 teu-capacity Ever Useful, with a length of 285 m, beam of 40 m and a weight of 69,246 tonnes, called at Berth 27 at […]

APL adds new Iraq Port Call

APL has announced that the Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service will soon be calling the port of Umm Qasr. The service will also make a second call to Jebel Ali during the return leg of its service rotation to Asia. These developments demonstrate APL’s commitment to continuously provide market connectivity between the Far East […]

New Investment at Umm Qasr Port

Basra Multi-purpose Terminal (BMT), the largest multi-purpose port facility in Iraq, announces a major development in the Port of Umm Qasr. Marking a significant expansion to their existing facilities, BMT will be increasing their total investment in Umm Qasr Port to over USD 200 million, aimed to further advance the port in the international trade […]

New Shipping Sevice between Iraq and Qatar

By John Lee. A new shipping route has been announced between Qatar and Iraq. Serving Hamad Port in Qatar and Umm Qasr Port in Iraq, the first ship set to arrive in Iraqi on 1st May. The announcement was made during the meeting between Ministers of Transport of the two countries. (Source: The Peninsula Qatar, […]

Basra Gateway Terminal joins the Iraq Britain Business Council

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has joined the Council. BGT is one of Iraq’s premier container and multi-purpose cargo handling facility, with a team of high-performing Iraqi and International port professionals who deliver customer-focused, high productivity and congestion-free port services to Iraq’s economy. Situated in Umm Qasr, […]

Russia begins Deliveries of T-90 Tanks

By John Lee. Russia has reportedly begun delivering T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military. According to Almasdar News, 73 of the tanks are scheduled to arrive to Umm Qasr Port this year. The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. (Source: Almasdar News)

New Gas Export Facility at Umm Qasr

Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has opened the 3rd loading dock at the Umm Qasr port export terminal, saying that it represents a significant step in the export of condensed gas and liquefied gas. He added that there will be a quantum leap in gas investment this year, with capacity reaching 1300 MSCF/ day. […]