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Gulftainer handles operations in record time at Iraq port

SHARJAH, May 18, 2022

Gulftainer, the largest privately owned, independent port management and logistics company globally, has accomplished a record-breaking operational feat by handling 4,000 steel pipes within four hours, the company said. 
The cargo was discharged in the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq and transported to the Umm Qasr Logistics Centre (UQLC) where it will be stored until customs cleared and collected by the customer, it said.
Gulftainer operates a container terminal in  the port, located in southern Iraq alongside Gulftainer’s logistical arm Momentum, which operates Umm Qasr Logistics Centre (UQLC).
The operation included the discharge of 4,000 steel pipes (from Jabal Ali 1 vessel), completed in less than four hours with zero damage, marking a new cargo handling record for the Gulftainer and Momentum team in Iraq.
Acknowledging the swift and professional handling capabilities of the port and the dedication of the employees, Peter Richards, CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Our Iraqi affiliate UQIC performed exceptionally well, demonstrating speed, professionalism, accuracy, and competence as they handled this extensive consignment within record time. The achievement is an example of the standard of work carried out by this highly motivated and professional team in Iraq who are ready to offer exceptional and adaptable handling, storage, and logistical solutions to benefit customers throughout the supply chain.”
The UQLC, which covers an area of 750,000 sq m, has been developed just to the north of Umm Qasr Port and is ideally placed to provide all types of port-related services. It is a fully integrated logistics centre with facilities offering value-added services, including cargo transportation from the port, cargo handling, warehouse facilities, consolidation, de-consolidation, sorting, stripping, and stuffing of loads in/ out of containers, and verification, packaging, labelling and other logistic services. – TradeArabia News Service


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