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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Oil Terminal

Working Member

Al Basra Oil Terminal, Iraq

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

Overview

The Al Basra Oil Terminal is situated in the Persian Gulf, just 31 miles southeast of the Al Faw Port. It is a deep-sea crude oil exporting terminal which is pivotal for the growth of the Iraqi economy as it exports about 80% of the country’s GDP.

Crude oil from oilfields in southern Iraq is transferred via pipelines to this terminal. It can handle 3 million barrels of crude oil every day when all its four tanker berths work at their maximum capacity.

Location

The Al Basra Oil Terminal is situated in the Persian Gulf, just 31 miles southeast of the Al Faw Port.

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

This terminal has two platforms called A and B. Both of them have two berths each, for loading. Berth 1 and 2 of platform A and Berth 4 of B can handle oil tankers weighing around 350,000 DWT.

Berth 3 can accommodate tankers with a weight of 90,000-350,000 DWT. Recently two SPM’s have become operational. They can handle VLCC tanks.

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

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Current development:

Container terminal:640,000 m²
Livestock terminal:211,000 m²
Liquid bulk terminal:600 m – 212.000 m².

Container terminal:1,490,000 m²
RO RO Terminal – Basin 2 :880,000 m² 
Cruise Terminal – Basin 2 :60,000 m²
Liquid Bulk Terminal – Basin 3 :420,000 m²
Dry Bulk Terminal – Basin 3 :445,000 m²
Container Terminal – Basin 4:815,000 m²
General Cargo Terminal – Basin 4:545,000 m²
Dangers Cargo Terminal – Basin 5 :615,000 m²
Multi-Purpose Terminal – Basin 5:755,000 m²

 

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

Khor Al Amaya Oil Terminal

Khor Al Amaya Oil Terminal is situated southeast of the Shatt Al Arab River. It receives commercial shipping vessels and is a deep-sea crude oil terminal. It also has a helipad and mooring facility.

It became operational in 1963. At that time, it had only 1 platform called platform A which had two berths- 5 and 6. These two berths can handle tankers weighing 65,000 DWT. Currently, these two berths are not operational.

In 1974, another platform called B was built, having berths 7 and 8. These two berths can handle tankers weighing 330,000 DWT and operate at a capacity of 200,000 to 300,000bbls/day.

The terminal was in the phase of expansion when it suffered damage during Iraq-Iran War and later during Operation Desert Storm. After that restoration was carried out but the terminal was not able to operate at its maximum capacity of 0.7MMBPD.

Currently, platform A still needs to go under some repair. 3 pipelines link this terminal to the oilfields but they are completely rusted and cannot be used. Also, the deck suffered from a fire and some parts are also rusted completely. Repair and maintenance work began in 1993 but the terminal is not operational since 2017 as the nearby sea lines are damaged and suffered leakages.

Contact

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