Abu Dhabi sees significant container growth

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Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports have seen an increase of 37% in general cargo this year, it has been reported.

ADPC’s commercial ports (Musaffah, Khalifa and Zayed Ports) have handled 6.4 million freight tons (FT) of general cargo in 2014, compared to 4.7 million in the first half of 2013. This is an increase of 1.74 million FT in 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

Capt Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, ADPC said: “These figures show a strong first half of 2014 and indicate a promising six months ahead.”

The progress of several key infrastructure projects has been the reason behind significant growth at the port.

These include the midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi Airports, the upcoming Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Museum, and various building projects in the Western Region.

Against this backdrop, ADPC is enhancing its capacity for general and bulk cargo at Abu Dhabi Ports, with a special focus on Zayed Port.

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