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Gulftainer's Khorfakkan facility on upward curve

Sharjah: With a new service from Brazil set to debut next month, Khorfakkan terminal already handled nearly 10% more containers in Januray compared with the same month in 2006, reports operator Gulftainer.

Traffic growth is attributed to rising demands for access to the UAE's main centres via more accessible gateways coupled with an increasing number of ship calls at the terminal - which is linked by the customs bonded mini bridge to Sharjah Inland Container Depot.
 
"The increase in volume at our Khorfakkan Terminal in January has been achieved as a result of Khorfakkan's unique and strategic location, its enhanced facilities and the ease with which containers can be distributed quickly into all parts of the UAE", said Peter Richards, Gulftainer director and general manager.
 
These increases are set to continue as the terminal will also see its first direct service from South America at the beginning of March when CMA's Vasco service makes its first call. This new weekly service will provide first class links from Brazil to the rapidly expanding markets of the Gulf - served via CMA's comprehensive network based on Khorfakkan - and also provide regular opportunities for exporters to South Africa on the outbound leg.  [15/02/07]
 

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