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Khorfakkan gains additional Asian connection with CSCL service

Khorfakkan gains additional Asian connection with CSCL service

Dubai: Gulftainer has announced an additional connection for Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), which it operates on behalf of Sharjah Port Authority, following the start of China Shipping's Service operating in conjunction with CMA-CGM which calls weekly at KCT.
CSCL vessels of 8500 teu size (334 metres in length and 100,000 DWT) such as last week's 'CSCL Europe' are now regular callers and are of course receiving the first class productivity and efficiency for which KCT is justly renowned.
Speaking of this development, Gulftainer Group Director and General Manager Peter Richards said, "KCT is ideally situated to act as a relay point for containers throughout the region, and the addition of the China Shipping Service serves to cement its position as the true transhipment hub for the region -illustrating that in these difficult times KCT's productivity and efficiency saves time and money".
Maenwhile, improvements at KCT continue with civil works on the 400 metres of new quay scheduled for completion in the next couple of months, and the first two of the four new 'Mega Max' gantries with tandem lift facility will be delivered in mid-October - bringing the terminal total to 18.  The remaining two are to be delivered at the end of December. KCT already boasts impressive productivity rates. [02/02/09]

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