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.