The Navis Sparcs N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has successfully gone live at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), a container terminal in Umm Qasr, Iraq.
BGT, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), 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 Umm Qasr.
At full build, the new container terminal will have a 600 m berth and an annual capacity of 900,000 teu.
It is hoped that upgrading from an in-house TOS will help BGT, also known as ICTSI Iraq, to increase terminal productivity through greater efficiency in managing resources while improving employee safety.
Phillip Marsham, BGT CEO, stated that the choice of TOS came “with the goal of expanding our throughput capacity with the new container berth coming operational in quarter three this year, combined with our rapid growth in the first two years of operation.”
The implementation of N4 was an “innovative, forward-thinking step” which would “reinforce our position as a key terminal operator in the Iraqi market,” he added.
The implementation of Navis Sparcs N4 TOS was solely managed on site by internal resources from ICTSI in the Europe and Middle East (EME) region.