Basra Port (IQBSR)

Port Code IQBSR City Basrah
Port Name BASRA Country/Region Iraq
Category Port City Route MIDDLE EAST
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Basra Port (IQBSR)


Port of Basra (Port of Basra, IQ) or Port of Basrah is located in Iraq (full name: THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ) on the west bank of the lower reaches of the Arab River on the southeast coast of Iraq. It is about 72n mile away from the mouth of the Arabian River and is the largest in Iraq. River port. As early as 636 BC, it was already a famous cultural and trade center. It is now a national petrochemical base with a large oil refinery with direct oil pipelines to Baghdad. Basra is the second largest city in Iraq, with developed industry, prosperous commerce and active foreign trade. The outskirts of the city are the main producing areas of Iraqi dates. The port is also an international airport. The port is about 4km away from the airport . There are regular flights to Baghdad and Kuwait. 

The port has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with prevailing west-northwest winds. The annual average temperature is 45°C in summer, with the highest reaching 55°C, and the lowest reaching 1°C in winter. The annual average rainfall is about 160mm. Average tide height: high tide is 2.2m, low tide is 1m. 

There are 15 main berths in the port area, with a coastline of 3163m and a maximum water depth of 11.2m. Loading and unloading equipment includes various shore cranes, portable cranes, floating cranes, forklifts and trailers, among which the maximum lifting capacity of the shore crane is 60 tons, and the maximum lifting capacity of the floating crane is 100 tons. The terminal is the largest reliable ship of 20,000 dwt. There are also 15 mooring buoys for mooring, bargeing, loading and unloading. Loading and unloading rate: 1050 tons of grain can be loaded per hour. The grain depot has a capacity of 65,000 tons. The annual cargo handling capacity is about 5 million tons. The main export goods include crude oil, dates, wool, leather, grain, cotton and livestock, and the main import goods include wheat, rice, sugar, cotton fabrics, tea, electrical equipment, machinery, construction equipment and motor vehicles.

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Summary of IQBSR

Basra Port (port code: IQBSR), also known as Basrah Port, is the largest river port in Iraq. It is located on the southwest side of the Shatt al Arab waterway in Al Basrah Reach, about 72 nautical miles away from the mouth of the Arabian River.
The port has 15 main berths and facilities for handling break bulk, containers and liquid. It can handle approximately 5 million tons of cargo annually, including oil and containers. The principal exports leaving this port are crude petroleum, dates, grain, wool, hides and skins, cotton and live animals; the chief imports entering this port include cotton piece goods, sugar, tea, machinery, electrical machinery and motor vehicles.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are dredging vessels, accounting for about 60%; and military vessels, taking up around 40%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 90 meters.

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