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About Gulftainer

Gulftainer - a true global success story borne out of Sharjah.

In 1976, Gulftainer was launched to operate the first container terminal in the Middle East, the Sharjah Container Terminal. From these humble beginnings, Gulftainer is now one of the world's leading international ports and logistics solution providers and the first and only operator from the Middle East to manage ports in the USA.

One of Gulftainer's terminals in the UAE has been ranked as the No. 1 most productive port in Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), and No. 3 in the world by the US Journal of Commerce.

This achievement has been made possible because Gulftainer continues to invest in skilled and motivated people, processes, state of the art equipment and port infrastructure. This terminal was also chosen as the first port of call in the Middle East for CMA CGM's Explorer class vessel the Marco Polo – at the time, the world's largest container ship – on its maiden voyage across the Persian Gulf.

Gulftainer has repeatedly won industry accolades at every level of its operations, including "Port Terminal Operator of the Year by Seatrade Middle East Awards and Lloyd's Middle East Awards," "Technology Implementation of the Year by Logistics Middle East Awards," "Industry CEO of the Year at the ITP CEO Awards" and "The Corporate Health and Wellness Initiative Award at the MEED Daman Health Awards". Momentum Logistics was formed in 2008, to provide an enhanced customer service offering, and has evolved to build a strong reputation as a fully integrated third-party logistics provider. Gulftainer’s portfolio now encompasses seaports in the UAE, KSA, Iraq and USA, along with freight forwarding, supply chain operations and logistics cities through Momentum Logistics and Avalon Transport. Gulftainer - a true global success story borne out of Sharjah.


Productive and passionate • people delivering • profitable results.

  • We are all winners!
  • We are here to stay.
  • We have weathered the storms, embraced the new and learned from the past.
  • We prioritize performance, we work together and we are accountable for our part.
  • We know that our success affords us the freedom to innovate and grow.


Building on our legacy of over four decades, Gulftainer is looking ahead with confidence and exciting ambitions. With conscious deliberation and effective collaboration, we aim to drive long-term change and development within the business. We believe that a positive corporate culture with strong and clear values is crucial to provide impactful business services. Motivated employees give their best work which will result in high-quality service offerings accompanied by excellent customer service.

Empowered by its people’s ideology, Gulftainer’s latest corporate philosophy stands firm on a Winning Culture and Five Core Values. These values were developed from within the business by Gulftainer employees in conjunction with the leadership team. Extensive research and workshops were undertaken to ensure an agreed approach. These are what we stand for and what we hope our staff will aim to deliver every day