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Gulftainer terminals volumes up over 15% in 2008

Gulftainer terminals volumes up over 15% in 2008

Dubai: Port management and logistics firm, Gulftainer, has announced that volumes at its terminals in the UAE - Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) - grew by over 15% in 2008, compared with 2007 volumes, to reach 2,501,829teu

"The increase in volumes reflects growing faith of lines and traders in our ability to deliver fast, efficient, economical service," said Gulftainer group director and gm, Peter Richards. "We are all delighted that these record volume levels have been handled by our terminals - and even more proud of the fact that this achievement reflects the growing faith that lines and traders throughout the UAE have in our ability to deliver fast, efficient and economical performance."

"Naturally, our shipping line customers have always demanded the best from us and we continually seek to ensure this is what they get," he continued, "As 2008 drew to a close, with the wide-ranging effects of the global financial crisis making themselves felt across all sectors, it was clear that these quality aspects of the services we deliver - particularly fast performance, flexibility and cost savings - will be even more necessary in the challenging months to come."

Sharjah-based Gulftainer has been operating in the UAE since 1976, and operates two ports in the country. KCT is strategically located on Sharjah's Indian Ocean coast, outside the sensitive Straits of Hormuz and close to the main east-west shipping routes, and is one of the world's leading container transhipment ports with numerous feeder ship connections to Gulf Ports, Iran, India, Pakistan and East Africa.  [08/01/09]