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Gulftainer wins Sharjah Economic Excellence award

Ports management company handed trophy for second time in three years.
Right: Peter Richards, Gulftainer group managing director, accepts the award
Right: Peter Richards, Gulftainer group managing director, accepts the award

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UAE-based international ports management company Gulftainer has been awarded the Sharjah Economic Excellence Gold Award in the Trade Sector Category (large organisations) for the second time in three years.

The award, which was presented at a ceremony held by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 1st June 2011, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qassimi, crown prince and deputy ruler of Sharjah, is the same honour the company has received in recent times, having won the award in 2008.

On accepting the award, Peter Richards, Gulftainer group managing director, said: "It is a great honour to be recognised for our efforts in this way, and we are particularly thankful to the Sharjah Government, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Sharjah Port Authority for their support, which is vital to the continued growth of our various activities. I would also like to thank our entire staff for their efforts and dedicated teamwork, without which the successes we have achieved would not be possible."

The announcement follows a successful two months for the company, with the group's Khorfakkan Container Terminal also being named 'Shipping Port of the Year' at the 2011 ITP Business annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA 2011) in Dubai last month.

"Our operations, both in the UAE and overseas continue to expand successfully with Khorfakkan - our flagship container terminal in the UAE, which is recognised by the industry as the fastest and most productive container terminal worldwide. We also have recently begun ventures in Russia and Brazil, which add to our established activity in Turkey, Pakistan, Africa and Iraq,” Richards commented.

The Sharjah Economic Excellence Awards are one of the most prominent awards in the UAE's business and economic sectors, and are the most prestigious awards in Sharjah. The awards were initiated by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a bid to recognise outstanding achievement in corporate governance, business ethics, quality standards, corporate social responsibility and environmentally friendly operations.

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