Tag Archives | Umm Qasr Port

China acquires Stake in Umm Qasr Terminal

By John Lee. French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM, has announced the first closing of its agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP), with the sale of its stakes in eight port terminals to Terminal Link. Among the facilities involved is the Umm Qasr Terminal in Iraq. The Terminal Link joint venture was created […]

New Power Plant opens in Umm Qasr

A 29 MW gas-fuelled power plant supplied by the technology group Wärtsilä to the Umm Qasr Ports Authority Zone in Basra, Iraq, commenced commercial operations in February. The plant ensures availability of a reliable supply of electricity to the port's operations, which had previously been subject to frequent power interruptions. The Wärtsilä plant was ordered […]

Iraqi Protesters Block Major Port

By John Lee. Protesters in Iraq have reportedly blocked the country’s second-largest commercial port on Tuesday. According to Fox News, they halted operations at the Khor al-Zubair port as oil tankers and other trucks were unable to enter or exit. They have also obstructed access to Umm Qasr port. (Source: Fox News)

ICTSI builds Umm Qasr Deep-Water Capacity

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has formally inaugurated two new berths which for the first time offer the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq’s main dry cargo port, the ability to handle container vessels of up to 14,000TEU. The inauguration ceremony marked both the opening for business of the two new berths, Berths 25 and […]

Iraq Contributes to Strong Results at ICTSI

By John Lee. Shares in Philippines-based International Terminal Container Services Inc. (ICTSI), which operates the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) (pictured) at the port of Umm Qasr, have closed up more than 6 percent on Wednesday following a strong set of results. The company said in a statement: "Net income attributable to equity holders of US$128.5 […]

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 […]