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Logistics firm sees 15% rise in business amid global crisis

Sharjah-based Gulftainer chief aims for continued growth at UAE ports in 2009.

UAE-based Gulftainer claims the economic crisis has not affected its logistics handling business at local ports in 2008.

The port management and logistics company said volumes at Khorrfakkan Container Terminal and Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) grew 15 percent compared with 2007.

Peter Richards, group director and general manager of Gulftainer, said the company hoped for continued growth this year, reported news agency WAM.

The company has been operating in the UAE since 1976. Its Khottfakkan Container port is located on Sharjah’s Indian Ocean coast near the east-west shipping routes.

The SCT lies adjacent to Sharjah’s industrial area and handles containers for 30 shipping lines.

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