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Ramesh Shivakumaran Khorfakkan Container Terminal

Gulftainer UAE Khorfakkan Container Terminal


When Strategic Location Partners with Best-In-Class Efficiency


Gulftainer in UAE


Founded in 1976 to manage and operate two ports in the Emirate of Sharjah, Gulftainer is now the largest private independent container terminal operator in the world, with a strong global presence and business interests in East Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.


We believe in the power of partnerships and have developed strong ties with global shipping lines that value high productivity and service flexibility. Best-in-class port operations wouldn’t be complete without a world-class third-party logistics provider. And that’s why we launched Momentum in 2008 to deliver cost-effective supply chain solutions from transportation and freight forwarding to warehousing and logistics cities. After more than 35 years, we have grown from strength to strength to become a globally competitive port operator and third party logistics provider. 


Our flagship port is the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), which has the distinction of being the fastest terminal in the world. It is also the only full-fledged operational container terminal within the UAE that is located outside the Strait of Hormuz. Due to its unique geographical location, KCT has been one of the most important transshipment hubs for the Arabian Gulf, the Indian Sub-continent, the Gulf of Oman and the East African markets.


KCT serves as a cost-effective and time-saving option for mega-containerships, which save valuable transit time with a quick turnaround to continue their onward journey. The terminal also provides a valuable gateway for local container imports into the UAE. Any container imported into the country through KCT reaches the consignee’s warehouse at least 4-5 days earlier, as compared to any another container terminal within the UAE. This efficient service allows importers and exporters to maintain a lean and just-in-time supply chain management strategy.