Khalifa Crowned ‘Port of the Year’


Khalifa Port, the flagship of Abu Dhabi Ports has won the ‘Port of the Year’ prize at the Maritime Standard Awards.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, received the award at the Maritime Standard Awards in Dubai on Monday, in the presence of dignitaries from across the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

Captain Al Shamisi said: “This esteemed award makes me proud. I dedicate this honour to the wise leadership of Abu Dhabi, whose guidance and support always help us a great deal in our journey towards excellence.

“My sincere gratitude goes to our employees, partners, customers and all other stakeholders for their cooperation, support and contribution to our continuous endeavours to maintain world-class standards at our industrial zones and ports, especially at Khalifa Port – one of the fastest growing ports in the world.”

To read a Technical Paper by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi on how Khalifa Port is driving the success of Abu Dhabi, click here

This is the second consecutive year Abu Dhabi Port has won the Port of the Year Award, and this year’s award honoured Khalifa Port, a world-class port and first semi-automated port in the region for its outstanding achievements during this 2015.

The Top 120 World Container Ports ranking listed KPCT as the third fastest growing container port in the world and the fastest growing port in the Middle East based on its 26% volume growth in 2014.

Khalifa Ports is also integrated with Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) to enhance supply chain connections and efficiencies.

Over the last year, Abu Dhabi Ports has invested significantly in technology, world-class infrastructure and services to enhance its customer experience.

Leading animal protein producer BRF recently announced that it will be setting up a facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), which will be used as a logistics hub at the port.

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