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Gulftainer Launches Sea Cargo Clearance Service: S.P.O.T


Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, based in the UAE, today unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio in the UAE – Sharjah Port of Trade (S.P.O.T) services, a new strategic sea cargo clearance offering.

S.P.O.T offers the fastest transit times and lowest service costs to deliver cargo north of Al Barsha area, as well as end-to-end connectivity across the UAE. Its strategic location, just 10 minutes from the E311 highway and 15 minutes from the E611 highway, enables a reduction of delivery costs from port to door by as much as 80 per cent.

Fred Castonguay, Group Chief Operating Officer at Gulftainer, said: “Today we are taking further steps in transforming our business on a structural level and simplifying how we go to market, allowing us to provide more need-based solutions and greater convenience to our customers. This new offering is set to establish new benchmarks in Gulftainer’s current operations portfolio. In addition to its highly accessible strategic location, customers now have the flexibility to complete inspections in their warehouse via a phone call and easily clear their cargo.”

Several shipping lines have already expressed their interest to benefit from the strategic placement and value-added offerings of S.P.O.T and secure vessel calls at the Khorfakkan Cargo Terminal (KCT). S.P.O.T will serve as an inland extension of this seaport terminal.

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