Gulftainer handles rail ops between Saudi ports

Gulftainer facilitates rail operation between Saudi ports

Gulftainer has made a breakthrough in its logistics operations in Saudi Arabia by handling a rail cargo operation from Al Jubail to Al Riyadh.

Gulftainer is a leading operator of regional ports and terminals and a provider of customised supply chain and logistics solutions.

Through its subsidiary, Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), based in Saudi Arabia, Gulftainer managed the handling of 59 full import containers from the vessel MSC DANIT. These containers were offloaded and processed on 26 April; setting sail the following day.

The operation was celebrated during a ceremony at the Al Jubail facility, where representatives from the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR), MSC and Saudi Customs witnessed the handling of import containers that were loaded onto the cargo rail bound for Al Riyadh.

The vessel MSC DANIT boasts an overall length of over 365 metres and a cargo capacity of 14,000 TEU. Constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Ltd., MSC DANIT incorporates innovative design elements for enhanced stability and efficiency during cargo transport.

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Tim Haas, Group Chief Operating Officer at Gulftainer, expressed his satisfaction with the operation, having stated: “The entire process unfolded seamlessly.

“Within less than 24 hours, our experienced team successfully stevedored the vessel and prepared 59 containers for rail transport.

“This achievement underscores our commitment to excellence in the logistics and supply chain industry in Saudi Arabia and the region.

“Since 2010, the Gulftainer subsidiary has collaborated with Saudi authorities and developed the Jubail Container Terminal, increasing its capacity from 200,000 TEU to 1.5 million TEU. GSCCO is one of the major port operators in Saudi Arabia.”

Last November, Gulftainer announced the extension of its concession agreements with the Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority for a further 35 years.

More recently, Gulftainer announced that it would transition its core enterprise resource planning to the cloud, implementing RISE with SAP and S/4HANA to improve global operations.

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