43rd Floor,
Sarh Al Emarat Tower, Buhaira Corniche,
United Arab Emirates

+971 (6) 512 8888
+971 (6) 512 8000

Gulftainer is the world’s largest privately owned, independent port management company. With over 40 years of experience, the company has established a strong presence in various parts of the world and consistently met its customers’ growing needs.


Gulftainer’s operations in the UAE include Khorfakkan Port, Port Khalid, and Hamriyah Port in Sharjah. Outside the UAE, the company’s portfolio encompasses operations in Lebanon, at the Port of Tripoli; in Iraq, at Umm Qasr Port; and in Saudi Arabia, at Jubail Commercial Port. Gulftainer also operates in Brazil, and in the United States, where it manages the Canaveral Cargo Terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida and operates and develops the Port of Wilmington in Delaware.


Gulftainer was established in 1976 to manage the Sharjah Container Terminal at Port Khalid in Sharjah, the first dedicated container terminal in the UAE. Crescent Enterprises continues to provide Gulftainer with strategic guidance on expansion and other opportunities through its representation on Gulftainer’s Executive Board and Investment Committee.

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