Mar 20 2012
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Gulftainer appoints new Commercial Director
Gulftainer, the largest privately owned port operator in the world based in Sharjah, has recently appointed Jay New as its new Commercial Director. Jay will be based in the Sharjah headquarters, overseeing and progressing the company's commercial operations in the region and worldwide.
Jay has worked in the ports, shipping and logistics field for over 20 years and brings with him an abundance of knowledge gained from across the entire transport supply chain. He holds an Honours Degree from the University of Leeds as well as being a graduate of the London Business School in the UK.
Jay has spent 10 years with Maersk Line working as both Line Manager for four major global traders and then as Managing Director of a Maersk Line Shipping Agency and Logistics unit. Jay left Maersk Line in 2007 and moved into the port industry working for Hutchison Port Holdings, where his most recent position was Chief Representative for the Africa region. Jay's background will allow him to grow the existing business within the current Gulftainer portfolio and to work on increasing the presence of Gulftainer in business ventures across the globe.
Gulftainer has been able to maintain a strong position in the UAE through its ports at Sharjah and Khorfakkan, and in recent years it has invested in Iraq, Russia and Brazil. This trend is expected to continue and Jay is already working on many opportunities where Gulftainer will bring its experience in pure container management, but also in the development of multi-purpose ports into modern functioning facilities.
"I am delighted to have joined Gulftainer at such an exciting time in the company's history," said Jay "Gulftainer has an incredible reputation for excellent service and productivity around the region and I am looking forward to taking that reputation onto the global stage."
Gulftainer Group has been operating in the UAE and around the world for over 35 years. In the UAE it operates three main UAE ports: two on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority - Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) and Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT); and one in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, on behalf of the international plastics solutions company, Borouge.
Gulftainer, a privately owned UAE enterprise established in 1976, is a rapidly expanding, dynamic ports and logistics company now operating in various parts of the world.
Two modern container terminals are operated on behalf of Sharjah Port Authority in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Khorfakkan Container Terminal, located on the East coast of the Emirates, is one of the region's leading gateway container terminals, handling in excess of 3 million Teus.
Sharjah Container Terminal acts as a key import/export facility for industries located in Sharjah as well as for the industrial zones established in Dubai. Gulftainer also owns and operates a large Inland Container Terminal, providing 35 covered warehouses and container depot.
Other port operations include Ruwais Port in Abu Dhabi on behalf of International Plastics Company Borouge. 'Gulftainer Brazil' is due to start operations at the end of 2011 in the port of Recife.
Additionally, the Iraqi Ports Authority awarded Gulftainer the concession to operate and manage container facilities in Umm Qasr Port, the key marine gateway to Iraq. Terminal operations started on Berth 8 in August 2010 and a new terminal, Iraqi Container Terminal, with a capacity of 600,000 Teus will commence operations in early 2012. In Iraq, Gulftainer is also active in transportation and has several investment projects throughout the country.
The latest exciting development for the Company is a recently announced joint venture to operate and manage Ust-Luga Port in Russia's Baltic region, with activity commencing at the beginning of 2012
Gulftainer has also established Momentum, a third party logistics company focusing on transport, warehousing, container repair and logistics/ freight solutions. Joint-ventures are in operation in Turkey and Pakistan to provide customers with a larger market area. Momentum has grown rapidly and now has offices throughout the region and agents throughout the world - offering unmatched supply chain solutions.
More information on Gulftainer Group and its businesses may be found on its website at www.gulftainer.com.
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +971 4 3298996
Fax: +971 4 3298995
Mob: +971 50 3286188
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