Port Wings News Network:
Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the UAE, has been handed the 2018 prestigious Gold Award by the UK-based RoSPA Award Scheme. Gulftainer has been recognised for its commitment to employee health and safety standards at its flagship gateway terminal, Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), in Port Khalid.
Recognising significant milestones in health and safety management systems including best practices in leadership and workforce involvement, the RoSPA Awards scheme receives submissions from organisations around the world. Gold medals, President’s awards, Orders of Distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the highest standards.
Speaking on the achievement, Peter Richards, Group CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer is delighted to be recognised for its health and safety practices at SCT. We take immense pride in putting in place the right checks and balances to ensure the safety of our employees, who we believe are the most important enablers in our business.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in their class in the health and safety arena, drawing nearly 2,000 entrants every year, and allowing organisations to prove their excellence in the workplace, through demonstrating a commitment to the well-being of not only employees but all those who interact with them.”
In 2018, SCT marked the highest productivity levels since its inception. SCT also registered a high volume of demand from customers for its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Port Khalid, named Shed 3.
Gulftainer also received the Silver Safety award by RoSPA for its Khorfakkan Container Terminal. Similarly, Momentum Logistics, the logistics division of Gulftainer, has been presented with the Silver Safety award and Silver in Fleet Safety by RoSPA.