Gulftainer Company Limited United Arab Emirates Very Special Cma-cgm Vessel

The CMA-CGM explorer class vessel MAGELLAN has been transformed into a work of Art by world-renowned artist, JR. Gulftainer welcomed the vessel to its Khorfakkan Container Terminal on July 18th where these photographs were taken.

About Gulftainer Company Limited

Established in 1976, Gulftainer Company Limited is the largest privately owned port management and 3PL logistics company in the world, based in United Arab Emirates (UAE), and for more than 35 years, we have been delivering world-class performance to our customers.

Our UAE operations include the ‘best in class’ (SCATA Awards) Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), as well as port operations and logistics in Ruwais Port in Abu Dhabi, where we manage the facility on behalf of the international plastics company, Borouge.

Our company’s international presence spans over 5 continents and includes the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas – with projects in Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Brazil having already commenced since early 2012. We are also currently assessing several potential new ventures.

In 2008, we launched Momentum Logistics, our fully integrated logistics provider (3PL), and currently ranked a Superbrand in its industry.


Back in 1976, when containerisation was in its infancy, Gulftainer and the Sharjah Port Authority built and operated the first container terminal in the Arab world. The arrival of the vessel, MV Tarek was a significant milestone in transport history. This is how the Gulftainer story began, 37 years ago.

Throughout Gulftainer’s history, we have continued to improve and develop our ports to serve Sharjah, Dubai and the other Northern Emirates with our hallmark efficiency and productivity, and in recent years, we have exported this to a growing number of locations. This will be the way we continue our journey in the future, by continuing to invest in and developing our home ports of Port Khalid and Khorfakkan and at the same time, exporting the same values we have been able to create here, to new markets globally.