Gulftainer Brazil posts 97% growth in cargo throughput in Q1 2015
Gulftainer, a privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company, has recorded an impressive 97% year-on-year growth in cargo throughput in the first quarter of 2015 at its Recife terminal. The growth in volume was driven by strong market demand, and the company’s solid credentials in service reliability, customer care and efficiency.
Commenting on the terminal’s remarkable performance, Emerson Buarque, Gulftainer Brazil’s Managing Director said: “The general cargo tonnage in the first quarter of 2015 has nearly doubled compared to the same period last year. The strong results achieved by Gulftainer underline the confidence of our customers in our ability to deliver a prompt and quality service, and also reflects the strength of Gulftainer’s global network.”
Gulftainer Brazil has undergone deep re-structuring to ensure that its operations are efficient and safe, while providing continued value to its customers. “Ensuring that we have right people on board who are motivated to deliver, and listening to our customers have been our core priorities, which add to our customers’ confidence,” added Buarque.
Gulftainer expanded its operations to Recife after meetings with various shipping lines, which expressed their willingness to move to a Gulftainer-led operation. Since commencing operations in 2012, Recife has recorded consistent growth with sustained increased in cargo volumes year-on-year. The efficient and time-saving service also contributed to higher levels of port productivity.
Gulftainer’s current portfolio also covers UAE operations in Khorfakkan Port and Port Khalid in Sharjah as well as activities at Umm Qasr in Iraq, and Jeddah and Jubail in Saudi Arabia. The Tripoli Port in Lebanon will be operational mid-2016. The company has expanded to the USA by signing a long-term agreement to operate the container and multi-cargo terminal at Port Canaveral in Florida.