Gulftainer, a leading operator of regional ports and terminals

  • Date: 13-May-2024
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector:Retail
  • Country:UAE
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Gulftainer, a leading operator of regional ports and terminals



Gulftainer, a subsidiary of Crescent Enterprises (CE), was established in the Emirate of Sharjah in 1976, and since then it has become a leading operator of regional ports and terminals, and a provider of customised supply chain and logistics solutions. Over the past five decades, the company has taken great strides in expanding its tailored trade solutions to customers by keeping them at the heart of its business and became a trusted supply chain enabler in niche markets.

Through a continued collaboration between Sharjah Ports Authority and Gulftainer, the company was the first to operate a container terminal in the Middle East, which is Sharjah Container Terminal and then Khorfakkan Container Terminal. This underscores the value of public-private partnerships and their vital role in revolutionising port infrastructure and bolstering trade for the UAE’s maritime landscape, the region and beyond.

Simon Aynsley, Chief Sales & Commercial Officer, Gulftainer

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Outside the UAE, Gulftainer’s portfolio encompasses managing container terminals such as Jubail Commercial Port and the Jubail Industrial Port in Saudi Arabia and the Umm Qasr Port in Iraq.

Further afield, Gulftainer manages and operates Canaveral Cargo Terminal at Port Canaveral in Florida, USA.

Its portfolio covers freight forwarding, supply chain operations