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Gulftainer’s flagship terminal ranked no. 1 port in EMEA

The Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) in Sharjah, UAE, has once again been confirmed as one of the most productive ports in the world.

The Journal of Commerce (JOC) Port Productivity report ranks the Gulftainer owned and managed port as number one in the Middle East based on a set of strict criteria and measurement principles which looked at 63,500 ship calls at major ports around the world. The January-June 2013 report, released this month, showed KCT to be a clear port productivity leader in the Middle East region.

Khorfakkan, operated by Gulftainer, one of the world’s largest privately owned port management and logistics companies based in the United Arab Emirates, was also awarded third place in the global port rankings.

Commenting on the results, Gulftainer’s Managing Director, Peter Richards, said, “The JOC ranking is a reflection of our commitment to maximizing efficiency and cost-effectiveness in our operations, two of the vital elements in port management. It’s a great endorsement of our achievements and a testimony to the consistency and reliability we provide to our clients.”

In 2012, KCT was the fastest growing transhipment hub in the world with 28% growth.

Gulftainer has seen consistent growth over the past decade, averaging more than 12% compared to global market growth of 8.6% in the same period.

Today, Gulftainer’s portfolio covers four UAE operations in Khorfakkan, Sharjah, Hamriyah and Ruwais, as well as activities in Iraq at Umm Qasr, Recife in Brazil, Tripoli Port in Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, where it manages container terminals in Jeddah and Jubail.

For further information:
Labiba Hamdan
Ketchum Raad Middle East
Tel: +97144258888