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1 year ago

Ramesh Shivakumaran gave his thoughts on Gulftainer and ZPMC’s expansions

Sharjah-based Gulftainer is certainly one of the leading ports management and third-party logistics provider in the United Arab Emirates. One of its renowned terminals in the country is the Khorfakkan Container Terminal, now simply referred to as KCT. It is also the only fully fledged operational container terminal in the area.

 

For KCT’s container terminal operations, Gulftainer has placed an order of four Super Post-Panamax ships to shore gantry cranes and twelve rubber-tyred gantry cranes. The contract (supported by ZPMC’s export credit arrangement) was signed by the Senior Vice President of ZPMC and the Group Director of Business Services of Gulftainer, Ramesh Shivakumaran at ZPMC’s head office in Shanghai.

 

A high-level delegation from ZPMC visited Gulftainer’s facilities at KCT in March 2013. It was headed by the company’s president, Dr. Liu Jianzhong and they were impressed with the volumes and high productivity accomplished by the terminal.

 

According to Ramesh Shivakumaran’s review, KCT is among the fastest container terminals in the world when it comes to productivity. In 2012, the terminal’s volume also increased by more than 25 percent.

 

He also added that ZPMC cranes increase the speed and efficiency of the operations for vessels calling at the terminal. In 2014, the ZPMC’s gantry cranes are delivered.

 

ZPMC will be enthusiastic to become the preferred choice for all port crane requirements for Gulftainer’s facilities in the UAE and other foreign countries in the future. The company is also delighted to become a part of Gulftainer’s expansion in Khorfakkan Port.

 

Gulftainer indeed has highly dedicated professionals and Ramesh Shivakumaran proves to be one of them. He is a chartered accountant with a graduate degree in commerce from India. He is also a certified public accountant from the United States.

 

Moreover, he is a dynamic associate member of different associations such as the Information Systems, Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Certified Fraud Examiners. He holds a certification from the logistics management of North West Kent College in the United Kingdom.

 

Ramesh has been with Gulftainer since April 1993 and has held different positions in the accounting and financial department of the company. He is a director and board member in various affiliate companies of the group. He has been previously employed in Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse for more than four years in each company respectively.

 

It’s not surprising that Ramesh Shivakumaran has extensive experience in management. He is actively involved in business planning, business strategy, corporate governance, financial reporting, internal control compliance, managing and directing all key aspects of financial affairs, planning, risk management, and treasury management.

 

He’s also committed in the organizational development associated with information systems, IT infrastructure, human resources, administration, compensation management, and integrated quality management system for the national and international operations of Gulftainer.

 

For those who wonder the company’s major role, it is to administer and operate the container terminals in Port Khalid and Khorfakkan on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority. The following are the major shipping lines calling at these ports:

 

United Arab Shipping Company

American President Lines (APL)

China Shipping

CMA CGM Group

CSAV

Ethiopian Shipping Line

Hanjin

Hapag-Lloyd

Maersk Line

MAG Container Lines (MCL)

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Sea Consortium

1 year ago

Ramesh Shivakumaran gave his thoughts on Gulftainer and ZPMC’s expansions

Sharjah-based Gulftainer is certainly one of the leading ports management and third-party logistics provider in the United Arab Emirates. One of its renowned terminals in the country is the Khorfakkan Container Terminal, now simply referred to as KCT. It is also the only fully fledged operational container terminal in the area.

 

For KCT’s container terminal operations, Gulftainer has placed an order of four Super Post-Panamax ships to shore gantry cranes and twelve rubber-tyred gantry cranes. The contract (supported by ZPMC’s export credit arrangement) was signed by the Senior Vice President of ZPMC and the Group Director of Business Services of Gulftainer, Ramesh Shivakumaran at ZPMC’s head office in Shanghai.

 

A high-level delegation from ZPMC visited Gulftainer’s facilities at KCT in March 2013. It was headed by the company’s president, Dr. Liu Jianzhong and they were impressed with the volumes and high productivity accomplished by the terminal.

 

According to Ramesh Shivakumaran’s review, KCT is among the fastest container terminals in the world when it comes to productivity. In 2012, the terminal’s volume also increased by more than 25 percent.

 

He also added that ZPMC cranes increase the speed and efficiency of the operations for vessels calling at the terminal. In 2014, the ZPMC’s gantry cranes are delivered.

 

ZPMC will be enthusiastic to become the preferred choice for all port crane requirements for Gulftainer’s facilities in the UAE and other foreign countries in the future. The company is also delighted to become a part of Gulftainer’s expansion in Khorfakkan Port.

 

Gulftainer indeed has highly dedicated professionals and Ramesh Shivakumaran proves to be one of them. He is a chartered accountant with a graduate degree in commerce from India. He is also a certified public accountant from the United States.

 

Moreover, he is a dynamic associate member of different associations such as the Information Systems, Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Certified Fraud Examiners. He holds a certification from the logistics management of North West Kent College in the United Kingdom.

 

Ramesh has been with Gulftainer since April 1993 and has held different positions in the accounting and financial department of the company. He is a director and board member in various affiliate companies of the group. He has been previously employed in Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse for more than four years in each company respectively.

1 year ago

Ramesh Shivakumaran Review: Vital Port Management Concepts

Gulftainer Company Limited recognizes the great challenges encountered in the port management industry. Its many decades of track record in the business have given it an exalted name among the many players in the industry. These lessons have been the stock-in-trade of Gulftainer, more than the physical facilities that it operates. The ports will be washed away by the elements and forces of nature eventually; but the concepts acquired through the ages and the many years of involvement in the business will continue to exist as long as the need for ports remains.

1 year ago

Gulftainer Company Limited: Peter Richards

Peter Richards joined Gulftainer in March 1987 and during his 26 years he has helped steer the company from unknown local, private terminal operator onto an international platform with an annual through- put of over seven million TEUs, a staff over 4000 and a reputation for yielding the highest levels of productivity to benefit the company's clients.

 

Gulftainer's recent acquisition of a majority shareholding in Saudi Arabia's GSCCO means the company will now operate the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, Jubail Commercial Port (JCP) and Jubail Industrial Port (JIP) on the east coast. Through this acquisition, Gulftainer not only operates the highest number of terminals in the Middle East, but is also the only terminal operator in the region which provides access for shipping lines into the entire Middle East through the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Gulf.

 

Today the firm manages ports and logistics businesses in several countries, including the UAE, KSA, Iraq, Pakistan, Russia, Brazil, Lebanon and Turkey.

1 year ago

Gulftainer Company Limited Selects Nexthink to Support Its Growth

 

To support its ambitious 2020 growth plans; port management and logistics provider adopts IT analytics solution.

 

The leading port management and logistics company Gulftainer today announced that it has selected Nexthink through its partner Anzema to support its ambitious growth targets by enhancing its IT infrastructure.

 

Gulftainer aims to grow its global footprint to reach 35 terminals across 5 continents and handle 18 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) by 2020. Such an ambitious plan requires secured and streamlined IT operations. With Nexthink, Gulftainer will have complete visibility of its IT environment and will be able to monitor daily changes in the development of its IT activities to ensure safe and efficient port operations and third party logistics.  Furthermore, Nexthink will help Gulftainer to reduce the large number of PCs and applications currently being used in its business, thereby offering significant cost savings to the company.

 

“Real-time analytics from Nexthink brought significant benefits to Gulftainer and facilitated us to establish a more proactive IT support system, that we did not have before,” said Vinay Sharma, Group IT Manager at Gulftainer. “We are able to implement compliance standards, IT governance, application standardization, application use and real-time visibility of our IT infrastructure. Nexthink allows us to strengthen internal security, identify problems quickly and help support teams to provide faster response, lower-cost support while improving end-user satisfaction,” Sharma added.

 

“At Gulftainer, we prioritize efficiency and security compliance in our Global IT operations,” said Ramesh Shivakumaran, Group Director Business Services. “To consistently achieve best-in-class performance, our IT infrastructure and endpoints must be permanently available to ensure the continuity of business services delivered to our end-users and customers around the world.”  

 

Ahmed Seleem, Regional Manager at Nexthink said, “An efficient and robust IT infrastructure is crucial for complex operations such as those run by Gulftainer which has a large number of end-users in various locations, such as administration or customs. With Nexthink, Gulftainer has the advantage of being able to monitor each and every IT activity from a single interface in real-time. This offers Gulftainer significant cost savings and reduced downtime, ensuring that its customer service outperforms competitors.”

 

Esslam Ibrahim, Vice President at Anzema said, “We are proud to support Gulftainer’s vision to achieve best-in-class performance and expansion. The visibility and real-time IT analytics provided by Nexthink allows Gulftainer to easily detect the issues in its IT environment and prevent problems even before they are reported.”