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Gulftainer has announced an additional connection for Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), which it operates on behalf of Sharjah Port Authority, following the start of China Shipping’s Service operating in conjunction with CMA-CGM which calls weekly at KCT. Today, CSCL vessels of 8,500 teu size (334 m in length and 100,000 dwt) are now regular callers.

Khorfakkan gains additional Asian connection with China Shipping

KCT is also making productivity gains and recently-achieved a record-breaking 295 moves per hour. With the addition of two new gantry cranes earlier this year, KCT is now better equipped to handle larger container ships efficiently, and as expansion work on the terminal nears completion, further improvements to KCT’s service can be expected.

“Volumes this month (August) have been good”, said Gulftainer Group Director and General Manager Peter Richards, “and as the completion of the expansion works at KCT draws ever nearer, we are confident that this trend will continue. Terminal work is proceeding well, with civil works on the 400 m of new quay scheduled for completion in the next couple of months, and the first two of the four new ‘Mega Max’ gantries with tandem lift facility will be delivered in mid-October – bringing the terminal total to 18. The remaining two are to be delivered at the end of December.