Gulftainer Wins Port Operator Award from Lloyd’s List
Gulftainer, the privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company whose global operations include GT USA in North America, has won the prestigious Port Operator Award, sponsored by Fichte & Co., at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2015.
Gulftainer was among six other finalists from the region and was chosen for the award that recognizes a company or port authority that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year.
Factors considered by the expert panel of judges were quality, innovation, improved efficiency, profitability and successful investment in port operations. The award, highly regarded in the shipping industry, also considers sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency, and an outstanding safety and environmental record.
In its remarks, the Lloyd’s List Awards observed, “While operating in a difficult business environment Gulftainer showed competitiveness in winning business in difficult and different locations.”
“The Port Operator Award from Lloyd’s List is a prestigious citation that underlines our tangible track-record in delivering quality across all aspects of our operation and our commitment to upholding impeccable service and safety standards,” said Flemming Dalgaard, CEO International Operations at Gulftainer. “The honor crowns the efforts of Gulftainer during 2015, and the past years, to ensure the highest levels of operational efficiency. We have been investing in building our infrastructure and expanding our footprint globally, and the recognition demonstrates to our clients that we deliver industry-best service.”
Gulftainer’s current portfolio covers UAE operations in Khorfakkan Port and Port Khalid in Sharjah; terminals in Iraq; and activities at Recife in Brazil, Tripoli in Lebanon, along with Jeddah and Jubail in Saudi Arabia. The company marked a significant milestone in 2014 with its expansion to the United States by signing a long-term agreement to operate the container and multi-purpose cargo terminal at Port Canaveral in Florida.
GT USA, which is investing more than $100 million in Canaveral Cargo Terminal, was selected to operate the port’s first container terminal. The terminal officially opened in June 2015.
Gulftainer aims to expand its global portfolio to reach 35 terminals across five continents, to triple business container handling to 18 million TEUs worldwide, with more than 10,000 vessel calls, within 10 years.
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