Basra Gateway Terminal, Umm Qasr, Iraq

In April 2014, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) signed a contract with General Company for Ports of Iraq to operate, develop, and expand the container handling facilities at the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq.

ICTSI will operate at Berth 20, and an build an expandion of the port, with new container and general cargo facilities.

Phase 1 of the Expansion Project will cover 200 meters of quay with a capacity of 300,000 TEUs.

At full build, the expansion project will have a total quay length of 600 meters and a capacity of 900,000 TEUs, with storage capabilities for general and project cargo.

The Port of Umm Qasr is located on Iraq’s Gulf coast and is the largest port in Iraq and a main gateway for trade in Iraq.

Our aim is to provide our customers a competitive edge through:

  • Faster vessels turn around
  • Faster truck turn around
  • Streamlined yard planning and operation
  • Streamlined vessel planning and operation
  • 24/7 Operation
  • Well maintained equipment
  • Highly trained and motivated equipment driver and workforce