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Gulf Steve­dor­ing (GSCCO), part of the Gulf­tainer group of com­pa­nies, has recorded a strong per­for­mance at the Jubail Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (JCT) in Saudi Ara­bia, reg­is­ter­ing a con­tainer vol­ume of over 680,000 twenty-foot equiv­a­lent units (TEUS) in 2017.

JCT also recorded its high­est-ever monthly through­put at 79,074 TEUS in Au­gust 2017 – an im­pres­sive 33% hike on July 2017, also one of the ter­mi­nal’s best­per­form­ing months.

With Jubail’s petro­chem­i­cal plants now in full pro­duc­tion, the ports in the coastal city are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a steady in­crease in ac­tiv­ity.

In Novem­ber 2017, JCT re­ceived the largest con­tainer ves­sel to ar­rive at Jubail to date with the maiden call of Ev­er­green Marine Cor­po­ra­tion’s (EMC’S) 14,424-TEU EMC Tau­rus. The 369m long ves­sel com­pleted 813 con­tainer moves on its maiden call.

At a re­cep­tion held by GSCCO to mark the 2017 mile­stones, Cap­tain Fahd bin Ahmed Al Amer, di­rec­tor gen­eral of the Jubail Com­mer­cial Port, con­grat­u­lated the team on the re­mark­able feat. The event drew the par­tic­i­pa­tion of se­nior of­fi­cials from Saudi Cus­toms, Saudi Coast Guard, and the Jubail Com­mer­cial Port Au­thor­ity.

Richard James, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of GSCCO, said: “The mile­stones we have achieved at JCT are an in­di­ca­tion of our com­mit­ment to con­sis­tently de­liv­er­ing bestin-class per­for­mance. The Jubail port re­mains a key gate­way for in­com­ing and out­go­ing con­tainer traf­fic in the bur­geon­ing Saudi mar­ket. As we iden­tify new op­por­tu­ni­ties for growth, we re­main fo­cused on en­gag­ing our cus­tomers and part­ners as well as gov­ern­ments for long-term im­pact. We will also con­tinue to in­vest in new tal­ent and tech­nolo­gies to en­hance op­er­a­tional ex­cel­lence and in­crease ter­mi­nal pro­duc­tiv­ity.”

In ad­di­tion to JCT, GSCCO also op­er­ates the Jubail In­dus­trial Port (JIP) and the North­ern Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (NCT) in Jed­dah. To keep pace with the an­tic­i­pated growth across its Saudi fa­cil­i­ties, GSCCO has de­ployed three ad­di­tional rub­ber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes to boost the ca­pac­ity of the ter­mi­nal and main­tain its ex­cel­lent pro­duc­tiv­ity rates.

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