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ICTSI Iraq delivers record performance - 101 moves per hour

THE 6,589-TEU Yang Ming Mutuality recently departed Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Um Qasr following a record-breaking turnaround from Iraq's main maritime hub

02 December 2020 - 19:00
THE 6,589-TEU Yang Ming Mutuality recently departed Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Um Qasr following a record-breaking turnaround from Iraq's main maritime hub.

The Basra Gateway recorded a total of 1,768 moves on the YM Mutuality in 17.5 hours, achieving a record berth productivity of 101 moves per hour, a first for BGT as it continues to ramp up its service capability.



'Breaking the 100 moves per hour barrier is a proud moment for all of us at BGT,' said BGT chief executive Phillip Marsham.



'It is a testament to our commitment to deliver new service benefits to all our customers and to play a leading role in developing the overall service capability of the port of Um Qasr,' he said.



BGT's expanding service delivery in all sectors of its operations - container, multi-purpose, ro-ro and heavy lift - flows out of its recently completed US$250 million investment programme, implemented by parent company, Manila's International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI).



This has seen multiple new berth development at BGT East, offering a design depth of 14 metres alongside, served by five modern ship to shore cranes, enabling the handling of vessels of up to 14,000 TEU capacity.



The 600-metre berth at BGT East is supported on the landside by a fleet of 10 six high stacking rubber-tyre gantries.



Notable investment outside the container sector has seen the comprehensive upgrade of the terminal's ro-ro facilities including dedicated warehousing and secure areas as well as in specialised facilities to service the handling of project cargo for the oil and gas sector.


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