The Khor Al-Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) was built in 1961 and lies southeast of the Al-Faw peninsula in the Arabian Gulf. Crude produced from Iraq's southern fields, or processed at domestic refineries, is sent to onshore storage facilities and exported to the Gulf via KAAOT.
KAAOT has two berths, but only one vessel can be loaded at any given time. Pilotage is compulsory for all inward and outward tankers. Pilots for berthing are available 24/7 at the terminal. Sailing can only be done during the daytime. The maximum draft allowed at KAAOT is 17 meters and maximum LOA is 365 meters.
GAC offers charterers and owners Protective Agency Services at KAAOT. Agents are not allowed to board vessels at KAAOT due to terminal restrictions.