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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT)

BASRA gateway terminal

Working Member

Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) Port in Iraq

General Manager of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
Mr. Naeem Bin Ibrahim El-Naeem

Overview

Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is Iraq’s premier multi-purpose cargo handling facility.

Location

It is situated in Umm Qasr, 50 km from Basra, and 500 km from Baghdad.

The number of berths in the port is 39, including:

  • General cargo berths-containers and RO-RO berths.
  • Grain and fodder berths.
  • Unpacked cargo berths, cooled cargo berths and general cargo berths.

The depth of sea waters in such berths ranges from 9 up to 14 meters, while its total length is 7837 meters. Such berths are provided with modern equipment and installations for cargo handling and stowage, in addition to carrying it from the port, also forklift and other electronic lifts of different types, some of which are of 3.2.15 tons capacity. Moreover, lifts for unloading grains, receiving dock with a length reaching 4000 meters and the sea depth along the dock ranging between 4.5 and 6 meters.

They are represented in Authorities, associations, councils and administrations working in the field of the Arab Sea Ports facilities.

Berth Properties

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Port Characteristics

BGT is a part of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) which is an internationally recognized expert in port construction, operation, and management with more than 30 years of experience and operating in 6 continents.

Engineering Features

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Productivity Features

Presently BGT is operating six berths catering for container, general, project, and RORO cargo supported by state-of-the-art technology in Iraq’s port sector. BGT is the first and only terminal operator in Umm Qasr capable of handling 14,000 TEU container vessels in an efficient manner in Iraq.

Presently BGT is operating six berths catering for container, general, project, and RORO cargo supported by state-of-the-art technology in Iraq’s port sector. BGT is the first and only terminal operator in Umm Qasr capable of handling 14,000 TEU container vessels in an efficient manner in Iraq.

Development Plan

ICTSI is determined to uphold the principles of sustainable development in its operations, and its thrusts are documented in its Annual Sustainability Report. 

The Sustainability Report also works in relation to ICTSI’s underpinning principle, Good Global Citizenship, which guides the Company’s relationships and actions. ICTSI is committed to principled Corporate Stewardship of its people, customers, corporate resources, and the environment. ICTSI is also committed to substantive Development Partnerships, where both communities and sectors are empowered. The long-term and overarching vision remains fixed: ensuring that the broadening impact of genuine Good Global Citizenship is squarely apace with ICTSI’s expanding corporate footprint.

The Sustainability Report also informs the Company as it re-calibrates its efforts to address imbalances.

Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Cargo Handling2000000Thousand Tons/Year
Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Containers Handling (TEU)900000TEU/Year
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Draft)14Meters
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Length)300Meters
Container Handling Rate2465TEU/Day
General Cargo Stevedoring Rate38356Tons/Day
Working Hours113974Hour
General Cargo Handled During The Year 20053850Thousand Tons
Containerized Handled Cargo During The Year 20058529Thousand Tons
Dry Bulk Cargo3882Thousand Tons
Liquid Bulk Cargo57Thousand Tons
Number Of Handled TEU During894809Thousand Tons/Container
Number Of Passengers During 2005-Passengers

Engineering Features

Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has four dedicated berths for containerized cargo, capable of berthing Post Panamax vessels up to 340m long with modern state-of-art equipment, including 7 ship-to-shore cranes (out of which 3 largest cranes in Iraq with a capacity to handle 21 rows across) supported by rubber-tired gantry cranes, empty handlers, and reach stackers. We offer the following services:
  • 24/7 operations.
  • Storage, stuffing/de-stuffing of containers, and CFS services with 25000 sqm of warehousing.
  • Reefer containers storage and more than 1200 power sockets.
  • 50 Ha of container storage.
  • Full CCTV coverage of all operational areas.
  • Electronic Data Interchange support for partners.
  • IT systems: Navis Sparcs N4, and SAP.
  • Compliance with Iraqi and International regulations and security systems. We have a scanner for containers and weighbridge.
  • Compliance with ISPS and HSSE standards.

General Cargo and Oil & Gas Cargo

BGT terminal can handle all oil and gas related cargo in dedicated storage areas and Berth 19 is the only general cargo terminal in Umm port Qasr designed to handle heavy equipment. We offer short and long term warehousing and an open 10Ha storage facility with tailor-made solutions to all oil and gas general cargo clients’ requirements.
  • 24/7 operations.
  • Dedicated stevedores.
  • Independent Cargo Survey upon request.
  • Dedicated equipment for cargo handling operations.
  • Secure and safe warehouse and open storage.
  • Cost-effective long term storage opportunities.
  • Dedicated storage for Hazardous Cargo.
  • Dedicated Customer Service Team.
  • CCTV surveillance system.
  • Compliant with ISPS and HSSE standards.
  • Opportunities for own office and accommodation equipped with Wi-Fi for oil and gas logistics personnel.

RORO Cargo

Berth 21 is the only dedicated RORO cargo handling terminal in Umm Qasr under Basra Gateway Terminal management. We offer a fully dedicated area for all your RoRo needs, and our dedicated team will ensure the first-class service for your cargo.
  • 24/7 operations.
  • Independent Cargo Survey upon request.
  • Specialized equipment for cargo handling operations.
  • Efficient and safe warehouse and open storage.
  • Dedicated Operations Team.
  • CCTV surveillance system.
Compliant with ISPS and HSSE standards.

Contact

AddressNorth Port, Umm Qasr, Basra Iraq
Telephone00964 7834992443 24/7 Helpline
00971 45547026
FAX
Email Addressinfo@ictsiiraq.com