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Khorfakan Container Terminal managed by Gulftainer

Khorfakan Container Terminal managed by Gulftainer



Gulftainer opts for Nexthink

The port operator’s worldwide portfolio makes it imperative for it to have wide-reaching and efficient IT operations

September 2014

UAE-based Gulftainer, a rapidly expanding ports and logistics company, has selected Nexthink, an innovator of end-user IT analytics, through its partner Anzema to support its growth targets by enhancing its IT infrastructure.

Gulftainer aims to grow its global footprint to reach 35 terminals across five continents and handle 18 million teu (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, said Vinay Sharma, group IT manager at Gulftainer

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, he said.

Ramesh Shivakumaran, group director for business services, remarked: “At Gulftainer, we prioritise efficiency and security compliance in our global IT operations. 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.

Gulftainer is privately-owned by UAE-based conglomerate Crescent Enterprises. It operates and manages ports and logistics businesses in several countries, including the UAE, Iraq, Pakistan, Brazil, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the US.




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