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Khorfakkan presses ahead with expansion on traffic up 20%

Sharjah: Gulftainer's Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) reports it has shown an increase in volumes during the first half of 2008 of around 20% compared with the same period in 2007, thereby validating its ongoing expansion plans.
 
The first phase of KCT expansion was completed in mid 2006 and the latest berth development - another 400 metres - will be complete by the end of 2008 with orders for new ship to shore Super Post Panamax gantries to be confirmed soon. Development work is deemed "essential" by KCT if Sharjah is to avoid the costly delays and congestion affecting many other regions worldwide.
 
Gulftainer Director & General Manager Peter Richards commented, "bigger ships and bigger costs have inevitably made customers look increasingly at the Khorfakkan option ... with its world class performance and superb geographical position allowing the terminal to serve the UAE (via Sharjah Inland Container Depot) and the wider region."  [08/07/08]

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