Khorfakkan achieves 279 moves per hour with ‘CMA CGM Pelleas’

15 Apr 2009

Terminal's new gantries speed up already impressive performance.

Khorfakkan achieves 279 moves per hour with 'CMA CGM Pelleas''CMA CGM Pelleas' calls at KCT.

The Gulftainer-operated Port of Khorfakkan in Sharjah truly cemented its position as the number 1 port in the region with regards to productivity on Thursday 9 April 2009. An amazing record-breaking vessel productivity of 279 moves per hour, throughout the entire cargo operation, was achieved on the container vessel CMA CGM Pelleas during her recent call at the port.

Capt. Dag Froehmcke stated that "this is what makes Khorfakkan and Gulftainer so special. We realise that times are hard for our shipping line customers presently, with the global financial crisis, so our aim is to save them money and time where ever we can". And his super-efficient terminal certainly did so.

Director & General Manager of Gulftainer, Peter Richards, said of the achievement: "Dag's team have really proved themselves to be the best this time and I am sure the shipping industry will take note - if you need to save money and time, Sharjah's Ports should be on your schedule. Congratulations to Dag and his team for another wonderful job done".

Khorfakkan is one of the world's leading container transhipment ports, and is strategically located on Sharjah's Indian Ocean east coast, outside the sensitive Straits of Hormuz, close to the main east-west shipping routes. Only three hours from the UAE's main centres of population, Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, KCT is an ideal transhipment hub port with numerous feeder ship connections to Gulf Ports, India, Pakistan and East Africa. In recent years, KCT has been increasingly recognised not only for its ideal location, but also for its efficiency and productivity, and this latest achievement is sure to bolster its reputation even further.


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