Gulftainer reports 16.8 percent increase in container output at SCT
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 | 11:00
Gulftainer, today announced results for previous month with an overall 16.8per cent increase in container throughput at the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), compared to the same month last year.
The private terminal operator continues to build on its strength year after year, with a growing volume of trade despite the global economic downturn and its effect on economies in the Gulf and wider Indian Ocean region, the company said.
Growth figures have shown that, Gulftainer's UAE Terminals; Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), recorded the highest monthly volumes both independently and combined during the 2011 period, with SCT in particular recording a 19.3per cent annual volume increase throughout the year.
Speaking about the exceptional performance in January, Gulftainer MD, Peter Richards, said: "We are delighted to have achieved such successful results for the month of January 2012. The volume increases in KCT and SCT are an obvious reflection of the trust that customers place in us." "The records set by Gulftainer demonstrate the increased volume of trade in the region and we remain very optimistic about prospects for the whole region in the coming years. As we continue through 2012, with the help and support of the Sharjah Ports Authority, we can look forward to a prosperous year ahead with more terminal operations, improved facilities and capacity, as we strive to deliver consistent operational performance to all our stakeholders," he added.
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