When Gulftainer Company Limited was first established in 1976, it was a modest and humble business operating from its home in Sharjah. It is those humble origins that have allowed Gulftainer to grow in the manner it has; developing an industry wide reputation for the delivery of guaranteed levels of productivity and the assembly of a strong customer-focused team with well-rounded industry experience.
The past 37 years have been a remarkable journey for Gulftainer; with the addition of new facilities in Iraq in 2010, and Brazil, Russia and Lebanon in 2012, but it is the recent acquisition of Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), based in Saudi Arabia, which has elevated the company to new heights. Gulftainer now operates 8 terminals in the Middle East – more than any other operator in the region.
In addition to its port facilities, Gulftainer operates freight and transport services at inland container depots (ICD) and logistics cities, through its third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary, Momentum Logistics, along with joint venture interests across international territories, including Pakistan and Turkey.
Twenty five years ago Gulftainer operated just 4 ship to shore gantry cranes and by the end of 2014 will have the potential to operate over 75. Twenty five years ago Gulftainer employed a staff of 125; by the end of 2014 this will have grown to well over 4000, and by the end of 2013 Gulftainer will be managing 40% of all Middle East ports.
A true success story born out of Sharjah.