Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator has unveiled the Sharjah Port of Trade (SPOT) service, a new strategic sea cargo clearance offering, according to a statement.
The company says SPOT will offer unparalleled connectivity between Sharjah and Dubai, as well as the fastest transit times and lowest service costs to deliver cargo within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Its location – the Khorfakken Cargo Terminal, Sharjah, UAE – and speed of service can, according to Gulftainer, has the potential to reduce delivery costs by as much as 80%.
In a statement, Gulftainer said several shipping companies have already expressed an interest in using the service.
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Fred Castonguay, Group Chief Operating Officer, Gulftainer, had this to say: “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.
“S.P.O.T geographically positions cargo in the heart of the UAE’s commercial operations, significantly cutting down on delivery time and final mile cost.
“In fact, over 75 percent of the UAE’s local cargo base is closer to S.P.O.T than to any other port in the UAE.
“Consequently, customers can minimize time, trucking costs, as well as the environmental impact of their cargo deliveries.”