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Gulftainer’s Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) in Sharjah handled nearly 10% more containers in January 2007 than in the same month in 2006. Volumes grew thanks to increased demand for access to the UAE’s main centres together with a greater number of ships calling at the terminal, which is linked by a customs-bonded mini-bridge to Sharjah Inland Container Depot.

KCT sees 10% jump in volumes

“The increase in volume has been achieved as a result of KCT’s unique and strategic location, its enhanced facilities and the ease with which containers can be distributed quickly into all parts of the UAE,” said Peter Richards, Gulftainer director and general manager.

Volumes at the terminal are set to continue growing, with a first direct service from South America set to call at the beginning of March. CMA CGM’s new weekly Vasco service will link Brazil with the rapidly expanding Gulf markets, and will provide opportunities for exporters to South Africa on the outbound leg.