Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO)

Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) was founded in 1985 as a company specialized in the management, operation and maintenance of the ports of Saudi Arabia. Over the past 34 years, GSCCO has managed and operated 20 different projects in Saudi ports, and is the only terminal operator to have concessions on both the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coasts.

GSCCO prides itself on for its service excellence, productivity and unparalleled customer focus.

This has led to GSCCO winning and retaining a high degree of loyalty both from the shipping industry, as well as Saudi Arabia’s importers and exporters. In 2013 Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company was acquired by Gulftainer, the Sharjah-based container terminal operator, who is the largest independent, privately-owned container terminal operator in the world.

Today, GSCCO operates both ports in Jubail, Jubail Commercial Port, where we handle all kinds of non-liquid cargo, including bulk, breakbulk and containers, with the majority of East Coast containerised exports being handled over the port. Over the past ten years, cargo volume at Jubail Commercial Port has grown by 100%, with nearly three quarters of a million TEU being handled in 2018. At King Fahad Industrial Port in Jubail, GSCCO handles bulk urea, and is actively looking for opportunities to handle additional products over the port.

GSCCO has operated the Northern Container Terminal at Jeddah since 1999, and has been proud to see the port develop to the primary gateway and transhipment hub on the Red Sea coast. GSCCO has been awarded internationally on a number of occasions for our high levels of productivity and attention to our customers’ needs.

Most recently, GSCCO has entered into a partnership to manage and operate the King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu. Our entry into this port has been driven by a clear need to establish world-class cargo handling facilities at Yanbu for containers, vehicles, general cargo and dry and liquid bulk cargo, in order to support the dynamic development plans within Yanbu Industrial City.

With the focus on logistics within the country’s Vision 2030, GSCCO is actively pursuing new opportunities within the ports and logistics industry in the Kingdom.