Peter Richards Gulftainer Company Limited

Peter Richards is a qualified Master Mariner with Diploma in Nautical Science.

Peter Richards joined Gulftainer Co. Ltd. in March 1987. Prior to his current position of Managing Director of Gulftainer Co. Ltd., Peter has held the positions of General Manager, Operations Manager, Terminal Manager and Operations Superintendent within the Company.

Peter is also the Board Member and Director of Gulftainer Company Limited and a number of associate and subsidiary companies of the Group.

Peter has twelve years of seagoing experience and twenty-six years of expertise in the operation and management of Ports and Container Terminals.

During the 26 years he has been employed by Gulftainer Company Limited, he has been initially part of, and later in charge of, a diversified team which has steered the company from an unknown position of local, UAE, private terminal operator to the present position of an International Port Operator with an annual throughput of over 6 million teus. Operating ports which produce the highest productivity achieved on various major shipping line vessels, (CMA-CGM, Hanjin and UASC). He has gained the reputation of being able to operate a very tight ship with excellent productivity, whilst maintaining a loyal, long term staff. Gulftainer’s Management Team, under his command, are now the most successful privately owned port operators in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Region.

Under Peter’s leadership Gulftainer has diversified from simply a port operator to a fully comprehensive logistics supplier. During his tenure Peter has expanded Gulftainer’s global footprint into Europe, Russia and the South Americas. The reputation earned in its home ports has enabled Gulftainer to export its capabilities, experience and productivity world-wide. This commenced as soon as Peter took the reins in 2006 when he was able to win an on-going consultancy contract with the Kuwait Port Authority to shadow manage their port facilities.

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Gulftainer Company Limited United Arab Emirates To Feature High At Toc Asia

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.

About Gulftainer Company Limited United Arab Emirates

Established in 1976, Gulftainer Company Limited is the largest privately owned port management and 3PL logistics company in the world, based in United Arab Emirates (UAE), and for more than 35 years, we have been delivering world-class performance to our customers.

Our UAE operations include the ‘best in class’ (SCATA Awards) Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), as well as port operations and logistics in Ruwais Port in Abu Dhabi, where we manage the facility on behalf of the international plastics company, Borouge.

Our company’s international presence spans over 5 continents and includes the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas – with projects in Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Brazil having already commenced since early 2012. We are also currently assessing several potential new ventures.

In 2008, we launched Momentum Logistics, our fully integrated logistics provider (3PL), and currently ranked a Superbrand in its industry.