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Super-Fast UAE-India Ship Makes Maiden Gulftainer Call


Gulftainer, the largest privately owned terminal operator in the world, has welcomed the maiden call of M.V. Port Klang, which offers the fastest between the United Arab Emirates and India, at its flagship Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT).

In a statement, Gulftainer said the vessel, which is part of Sunmarine Shipping Services’ fleet, connects Sharjah’s Port Khalid and the Kandla Hazira and Nhava Sheva ports in India, with an approximate journey time of three days.


A time lapse of operations at the SCT. Credit Gulftainer 


The vessel’s maiden call was completed at what Gulftainer described as an “impressive” 45 gross moves per hour.

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To mark the event, Stephen Barron, SCT Terminal Manager, presented a commemorative shield to Captain Mykola Chernikov, Master of the M.V. Klang, in the presence of senior representatives from Gulftainer and Sunmarine Shipping Services.

Peter Richards, Group CEO, said: We are delighted to welcome the M.V. Port Klang at SCT. Receiving one of the fastest ships on the Arabian Gulf – India route – yet another achievement for Gulftainer – demonstrates SCT’s strategic position as a prominent gateway port for the region.

“This is a promising start to our new relationship with Sunmarine Shipping Services, and we look forward to building strong synergies between our two companies based on shared value and operational efficiencies.”

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