Key Strategist and Administrator behind Gulftainer’s Remarkable Growth by Ramesh Shivakumaran
Gulftainer Ltd., one of the premier shipping and logistics corporations in the Gulf based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The primary objective of the company is to handle the management and operation of the container terminals at Port Khorfakkan and Port Khalid for the Sharjah Port Authority. Sharjah Port is host to some of the most important shipping lines in the world which include United Arab Shipping Corporation (UASC), American President Lines (APL), Hanjin, China Shipping, Sea Consortium, Hapag Loyd, and the Ethiopian Shipping Lines (ESL). The company also manages other international Port terminals in many countries such as Port Jeddah, Jubail (KSA), Port UMM Qasr (Iraq), and Port Recife (Brazil). Since its inception in 1976, Gulftainer has become one of the most rapidly expanding corporations in the shipping and logistics industry. The company has won some of the most illustrious awards as recognition of excellence in shipping industry and logistics. The company employs more than 1500 professionals who are experienced in numerous fields.
Ramesh Shivakumaran has been an important part of the Senior Management of the corporation for many years now and is currently the Director Finance and Administration at Gulftainer Co. Ltd. He became a financial Chartered Accountant (FCA) after completing his graduation in Commerce (B.Com.) from India and holds an Associate Membership of the Information, Systems, Audit and Control Association (ISACA), USA and that of the Certified Fraud Examiner, USA. He also holds a certification in Logistics Management from North West Kent College, UK.