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Monday, 23 May 2016

ICTSI Iraq goes live with NAVIS SPARCS N4

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 Sparcs N4 terminal operating system at BGT.

Upgrading to Navis Sparcs N4, from an in-house operating system, will help Basra Gateway Terminal achieve key operational goals by enhancing customer experience and at the same time increasing terminal productivity by managing resources in a more efficient way while improving the safety of employees.
 
This is an important milestone in BGT’s rapid growth as it ensures optimization and improvement of the overall effectiveness to support future growth. It also underscores BGT’s commitment to a global gold standard terminal operating system for their customers.
 
Phillip Marsham, BGT CEO says:  “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.”  

He added:  “Implementation of Navis is an innovative, forward-thinking step for the terminal.  It will help ensure that Basra Gateway Terminal 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 Sparcs N4 TOS was solely managed on site by internal resources from International Container Terminal Services, Inc. in the EME region.  Their hard efforts ensured excellent support in providing on-site implementation, training and go-live back up on time and within budget.

About BGT
Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Service, Inc. (ICTSI).  BGT provides shiping 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 meter berth and an annual capacity of 900,000 TEUs.  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.

About ICTSI
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (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.  (www.ictsi.com)

Press release 23 May 2016

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