The 6,589-TEU Yang Ming Mutuality recently departed Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Um Qasr, Iraq following a record-breaking turnaround.
BGT 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. 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,” Phillip Marsham, BGT CEO, 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 $250 million investment program, implemented by parent company, International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI).
This has seen multiple new berth development at BGT East, offering a design depth of 14 meters alongside, served by five modern ship to shore cranes, enabling the handling of vessels of up to 14,000 TEU capacity.