Summer heat in Iraq reached its peak last August with temperatures reaching as high as 55 degrees Celsius, adding pressure to both Basra Gateway Terminal’s hard-working staff and customers.  Despite the scorching weather, BGT continued to provide clients with first-class customer experience through…
Maintaining its tradition and belief in supporting the local community, Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) celebrated Eid Al-Adha by sharing meat with families in Umm Qasr. Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, Eid Al-Adha is an Islamic holiday celebrated by offering an animal–usually lamb–and shar…
Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) celebrated a milestone in August with the handling of the Global Mermaid, the 400th roll-on, roll-off/multipurpose vessel to dock at the terminal.   The feat was made possible through the immense efforts of the Oil and Gas Team, whose teamwork and strict adherence to int…
Engineers at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) stepped up to the challenge of commissioning new port equipment as COVID-19 restrictions prevented Kalmar engineers from travelling to Iraq. BGT ordered three empty container handlers from Kalmar in response to the growing demand and steady volume increase…
Following the opening of two new berths last year, BGT East serviced its first Yang Ming vessel–YM Green. The 5,551-TEU boxship berthed at BGT East on 13 April and departed after completing 1,297 moves in 18 hours.  BGT achieved an average of 72 moves per hour during the call, due largely to the su…
The spread of COVID-19 has placed the entire world in an unprecedented situation. During this difficult time, the ability to transport cargo and deliver essential goods like food and medical supplies is one of the keys to overcoming this pandemic. Despite the restrictions, Basra Gateway Terminal (B…
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) formally inaugurates 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 ability of the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq to receive direct calls from larger container vessels is being progressively boosted by the new terminal development program at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT). A significant milestone was reached at the end of August with the servicing of Evergreen’s 5652-T…