Freight News, Sea

More boxes for Basra

[ February 14, 2018   //   ]

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has started the second phase of its investment in container infrastructure at its Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq. The expansion, to be completed in stages by the third quarter of 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. Three post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes will be installed along the quay, along with seven rubber tired gantries, allowing ships of up to 9,000teu to be handled.