Through this investment, Abu Dhabi Ports goals to attract new business, while increase handling volumes by providing additional deep-water access and enhanced infrastructure.
In fact, 200 metres of quay wall and almost 175,000 sqm of land within Khalifa Port Logistics (KPL) have been handed over ahead of the project’s full phase one completion in Q1 2021.
The continued expansion of our infrastructure at Khalifa Port demonstrates Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to transforming trade and logistics in the region. We are confident that the ongoing expansion of Khalifa Port will significantly enhance our operational and cargo handling capabilities.
…Saif Al Mazrouei, Head of Ports Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said.
What is more, there has been made progress on the first phase of Khalifa Port’s South Quay development that is slated for completion by Q4 2020.
Namely, an 80% of construction is already completed, a total of 650 metres of quay wall, containing two berths alongside 37,000 sqm terminal yard is now available in advance of receiving its first shipment.
Our ports are not only gateways to the Gulf, but also convenient departure points to markets around the world, connecting east and west. The multimodal connections between Abu Dhabi and global markets through land, sea, air, and future rail channels have elevated the emirate’s status as a leading trade and logistics hub in the Middle East.
…..Saif Al Mazrouei added.
Concluding, progress has also been made on Abu Dhabi Terminals’ (ADT) expansion plans with the delivery of five new ship-to-shore cranes. With each unit boasting a lifting capacity of 90 tonnes, the new cranes have boosted capacity at the terminal significantly and have put Khalifa Port Container Terminal on track to meet its target of 5 million TEUs by the end of the current year.