Basra Gateway Terminal achieved yet another milestone after handling its largest volume for a single month in May.

BGT reached the 60,000-TEU mark and serviced 44 vessels last month – a record that mirrors the terminal’s commitment to customer-centric, safe and excellent service. Romeo Salvador, BGT chief executive officer, said: “This record is a fine example of excellent collaboration and effort by all teams. It reaffirms our commitment to Iraq’s economic development and our goal to support the country’s growing role in global trade.”

BGT was also able to achieve and sustain high productivity levels on large vessels, achieving as high as 95.29 moves per hour during operations on Evergreen’s vessel Ever Lucent. With the continuing increase in trade volume and productivity, BGT constantly looks to improve its operational productivity and efficiency to maintain its competitive edge across the industry. With this new record, the Port of Umm Qasr can easily compete with the largest and most efficient ports in the world.