Abu Dhabi Ports has seen a significant surge in cargo volumes during the first 10 months of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.
Container volumes increased by 36% at the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which is operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals.
The terminal moved more than 1.2 million TEU, up from more than 880,000 TEU in the same period in 2014. The busiest single month in 2015 was October, when the port handled more than 157,000 TEU.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Our double digit growth in all three cargo sectors, especially the top performance at our flagship Khalifa Port, has a special significance on the backdrop of a slowdown in the global maritime industry. Our growth is set to continue throughout this year.
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“This proves the UAE’s stable economic condition; despite the new challenges that have re-emerged in the global economy. We accomplished this with the vision and guidance of our wise leadership.”
Abu Dhabi Ports’ initiatives in investing heavily in upgrading infrastructure, implementing new technologies and buying new equipment during the past 10 months have helped expand operations and continue providing unparalleled service to our clients.
Some of the major investments as part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ innovation strategy include the ongoing implementation of Maqta Gateway, a new port community system interlinking all of the relevant parties involved in Abu Dhabi’s growing import and export trade business.
Abu Dhabi has recently won Port of the Year for its flagship Khalifa Port, which is currently the fastest growing port in the Middle East.