Gulftainer receives ISO Certification

30 Dec 2010

Richards: We are proud of receiving this much sought-after accolade, and see it as a vindication of the efforts that we have put into QHSE

Sharjah-based Gulftainer is proud and pleased to announce that, after an exhaustive and rigorous assessment process, the company has been recommended by DNV for certification to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007.

The scope of the certification covers Port Management and Operations Services, including associated services such as Container Repair, Transport, Logistics and Logistics Centres Management/ Operations, Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics.

Gulftainer Group Managing Director Peter Richards commented, "As major port operators and managers of container terminals with extensive transport and logistics activities, Gulftainer has always insisted on and maintained the highest standards in all areas, including health and safety. We take these issues very seriously, and certified training and safety officers are employed to train and develop staff throughout their careers, and also to ensure that systems are in place to promote safe working practices."

"We are proud of receiving this much sought-after accolade, and see it as a vindication of the efforts that we as a company have put into the QHSE policies over many years. However it is always useful to have impartial professionals assessing our policies and I would like to thank DNV for their input - as well as Gulftainer employees for their successful participation," Richards added.

The company is equally committed to upholding the ideal of corporate social responsibility, which it sees as an essential part of its growth and development. it has long been a cornerstone of Gulftainer's policy to work and develop in such a way that there was no conflict with the delicate land and marine eco systems with which the company co-exists.

Gulftainer Group has over 30 years' experience operating in the UAE and around the world, and as well as operating two UAE ports on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority - Khorfakkan Container Terminal and Sharjah Container Terminal - has a number of projects and investments in several countries, including Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey, as well as in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Gulftainer's logistics subsidiary, Momentum Logistics, was established in 2008 to take over the Group's transportation and logistics business and has offices throughout the Middle East.


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