Tag Archives | Umm Qasr Port

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. […]

ICTSI Ramps Up Business at Umm Qasr

By John Lee. Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has said it has increased its volumes by 12 percent over the past year, mainly due to the continuing volume ramp-up at its terminal at Umm Qasr port. The company inaugurated the first phase of its $130-million greenfield port development at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) […]

JLT Mobile Computers Supplies BGT

By John Lee. Sweden’s JLT Mobile Computers has announced that it has successfully delivered a total of 50 JLT VERSO 12 mobile computers to the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT). BGT, a container and multi-purpose cargo handling facility at the port of Umm Qasr, is operated by Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI); it opened […]

ICTSI Opens First Phase of Basra Gateway Terminal

By John Lee. International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has officially inaugurated the first phase of its new $130-million greenfield port development at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Umm Qasr. Iraq’s Minister of Transport, Kadhem Finjan al-Hamami, attended the ceremony along with ICTSI chairman and president, Enrique K. Razon Jr. The Philippines-based company signed a 26-year concession […]

120 tons of Expired Medicine seized at Umm Qasr

By John Lee. Iraqi Authorities in have reportedly seized an estimated 120 tons of expired medicine at the port of Umm Qasr in recent months. The Deputy Head of Umm Qasr Customs, Ahmed Qasim, told NRT Arabic more than 30 containers were seized, with another seven still to be checked. “The medicine in those containers […]