Momentum Logistics, a subsidiary of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, headquartered in the UAE, has launched operations in the US State of Delaware in a bid to support Gulftainer’s US subsidiary GT USA-Wilmington. Momentum Logistics – Delaware is set to significantly reinforce the global presence of the parent company based at the Sharjah Inland Container Depot (SICD).
With operations spanning the Middle East and the USA, Momentum Logistics aims to provide its complete suite of supply chain management solutions to the GT USA-Wilmington entity in Delaware.
Speaking on the milestone, Peter Richards, Group Chief Executive Officer of Gulftainer, said: “This is the first venture for Momentum Logistics in Delaware, USA. The homegrown company has established an award-winning record in transportation, freight forwarding, warehousing and container services in Gulftainer ports throughout the Middle East, and it now seeks to replicate that success in the USA.”
He added: “Building on Gulftainer’s 40-year record of cost-effective and safe inland transport and distribution, Momentum brings to Delaware the same superior level of customer service it has gained a reputation for around the world.”
Momentum Logistics’ services include:
- Freight forwarding, a one-stop solution that includes air freight, ocean freight, customs clearance and land transport
- Warehousing, which capitalizes on the Port of Wilmington’s six refrigerated, state-of-the-art cold storage warehouses, 800,000 square feet of dockside cold storage in six warehouses, two state-of-the-art dry cargo warehouses totalling 250,000 square feet, and less-than-container load (LCL) facilities
- Container repair, undertaken through Gulf Container Repair (GCR), one the largest container sales and trading companies in the Middle East that specialises in container conversions and modifications
Momentum Logistics was established in December 2008 to support Gulftainer’s terminal operations. Since its inception, the company has expanded its scope and secured independent logistics contracts around the world.
In 2019, Momentum Logistics received the International Safety Award from the British Safety Council and the Silver Award at the RoSPA, as well as Gold for Fleet Safety at the RoSPA Awards.
In addition, Gulftainer obtained the RoSPA Gold Award, that acknowledges exceptional levels of occupational health and safety in 2018 and 2019, and the Logistics Middle East Award for CSR Initiative of the Year in 2018. In 2017, it won the ICT Achievement Award for Logistics Deployment of the Year and the Logistics Middle East Award for Technology Implementation of the Year.