Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), the leading container terminal in Umm Qasr, Iraq, and Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, recently announced the successful implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system at BGT.
Upgrading to Navis N4, from an in-house operating system, will help BGT achieve key operational goals by enhancing customer experience while at the same time increasing terminal productivity by managing resources in a more efficient way while improving the safety of employees.
Phillip Marsham, CEO of BGT, said: “With the goal of expanding our throughput capacity with the new container berth coming operational in Q3 this year, combined with our rapid growth in the first two years of operation, we looked for best-in-class technologies that will enable us maintain our high quality service. Navis offered the best solution in the market as illustrated by its wide use globally.
“Implementation of Navis is an innovative, forward-thinking step for the terminal. It will help ensure that BGT can continue to keep improving on our customer service commitments, and empower further enhancement of service delivery, reinforcing our position as a key terminal operator in the Iraqi market.”
The implementation of Navis N4 TOS was solely managed on site by internal resources from International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) in the Europe and Middle Eastern region.
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Fact File: BGT is a subsidiary of ICTSI and provides shipping lines and cargo ships with a modern gateway to the country. BGT holds a 10-year concession contract to rehabilitate, manage, and operate Berth 20 and a 26-year contract to build, manage, and operate the new container terminal at the Port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. At full build, the new container terminal will have a 600-metre berth and an annual capacity of 900,000 TEU. Located on the Gulf of Iraq, the Port of Umm Qasr is the largest port in Iraq and is the main gateway for trade in the country.
Fact File: Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, ICTSI is in the business of port operations, management and development. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector.