Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator, and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate, is set to embark on a Dh1.3 billion Dh1.3 billion ($353 million) expansion drive at the Khalifa Port in the UAE capital.
Strategically located halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the Khalifa Port is a deep-water port and is also the first semi-automated container port in the GCC region.
The expansion move comes at a time when Khalifa Port is gearing up for its 7th-anniversary celebrations tomorrow (December 12). The work on the South Quay is set to start soon.
Also, the Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the launch of full operations at CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal (Cosco).
Khalifa Port features state-of-the-art maritime infrastructure, including 12 of the world’s largest ship-to-shore quay cranes, 42 automated stacking cranes, and 20 straddle carriers.
With the ability to serve the largest ships at sea, and flexibility for future expansion, the port also currently allows the handling of all of Abu Dhabi’s container traffic with an annual capacity of 2.5 million TEUs and 12 million tons of general cargo.
TradeArabia News Service