International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) continues to invest in Iraq’s port sector. The company has begun its second phase investment in new container terminal infrastructure at its Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the Port of Umm Qasr.
The phase two expansion, to be completed in stages by Q3 2019, will deliver 400 meters of new quay with a draft of 14 meters, alongside a new 30-hectare yard area and a 15-hectare secure parking area.
The second phase expansion will not only allow us to respond immediately to scale needs, but also deliver added flexibility to the whole container handling operation with diverse benefits flowing to our customers.- Executive Officer, BGT
The second phase development was triggered by strong demand, a reflection of the high service levels and modern facilities offered by BGT to shipping lines and cargo owners.
In Q1 2017, BGT completed the first phase of its terminal greenfield project, which included the construction of a new 250 meter berth and a 15 hectare container yard.