Gulftainer is an independently owned, global port operator with its corporate head office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Established in 1976, the company today manages about 40% of all the major container terminal facilities in the Middle East and has business operations in seven countries around the world. The company's primary business is container, with additional and bulk cargo handling within port terminals and logistics cities. Gulftainer was formed in 1976 to manage and operate the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority. Ten years later a concession was awarded to Gulftainer to manage and operate Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) in Khorfakkan Port and the container terminal in Hamriyah Port, Sharjah.