Sharjah-based Gulftainer, the operator of the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), will sponsor and participate in the Terminal Operations Conference & Exhibition for Asia (TOC Asia 2008), a key event in the global port and terminal calendar. Scheduled for March 18-20, 2008 in Shanghai, the conference will fully reflect the significance of what has happened in China over the past decade and its overall impact on the global Shipping and Port Industries.
Gulftainer, which operates the SCT and KCT on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority, will participate in the global event as part of its plan to ensure Far East exporters to the Middle East, shipping lines, traders and international organizations alike are aware that Sharjah is a more flexible, productive, gateway to this region.
“Our participation in this significant event is part of our plan to update the Asian market on Gulftainer’s activities and the ports we’re operating”, said Gulftainer Director and General Manager, Peter Richards.
“With plans to expand our services and lend our expertise to even more worldwide locations, Gulftainer’s growth, professionalism and expertise are set to continue to turn heads worldwide, thanks mainly to the highly productive operations and competitive prices in the ports we manage, when compared to neighboring gateways,” he noted.
The influential and rapidly-growing Gulftainer has attracted the interest of other international ports wishing to duplicate the logistical success that Sharjah’s ports are witnessing today. Which also reflects the health of the vibrant UAE economy.
The world’s major port operating groups choose to participate in TOC because of its outstanding reputation as the key event in the global port and terminal calendar. The event will bring together executives from the port, terminal and shipping industries, as well as government agencies and other industry stakeholders, to discuss the evolution of global maritime trade and how to improve the performance of shipping, port and hinterland services to support trade growth.