Gulftainer Group (Gulftainer), established in the Emirate of Sharjah in 1976, is the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator. The company has rapidly expanded its operations and has built a strong presence in various parts of the world.
In the UAE, the company operates three main ports on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority–Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), and Hamriyah Port. Globally, Gulftainer’s portfolio includes operations in Saudi Arabia, at Jubail Commercial Port and King Fahad Industrial Port, Yanbu; in Iraq, at Umm Qasr Port; and in Lebanon, at the Port of Tripoli. Gulftainer also operates in Brazil, and in the United States, where it manages and operates the Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) at Port Canaveral, Florida, and the Port of Wilmington, Delaware.