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Gulftainer container volumes increase in 2010

Gulftainer has seen a 10 per cent year on year growth in container volumes at its terminals in the UAE at Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and Sharjah Container Terminal.

Combined growth reached just over three million TEUs in 2010 compared to 2009. KCT continues to be one the world's fastest working container terminal, whether dealing with smaller ships, or the leviathans of 13,000 TEUs.

Gulftainer's managing director, Peter Richards, said: "Our decision, together with our colleagues in Sharjah Port Authority, to expand our facilities, particularly at Khorfakkan, proved to be well founded as we have been able to consistently deliver the performance that lines needed to save time and money ? in good times and bad."

Gulftainer manages and operate container terminals in Port Khalid and Khorfakkan on behalf of Sharjah Port Authority. It also operates Ruwais port in the UAE on behalf of Borouge, the Port of Moroni in the Comoros Islands and facilities in Umm Qasr, Iraq.