Khalifa Port Container Terminal is to introduce new equipment in order to boost annual throughput to 2.5 million TEU, marking its readiness to move into the next phase of its expansion plan, according to World Maritime News.
10 automated rail mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes and three ship-to-shore cranes will be added during the 2016 and 2017 period.
Martijn van de Linde, CEO of Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: “Khalifa Port Container Terminal is now firmly on the world map as a key logistics hub which has been achieved through becoming an industry partner for our customers, as well as demonstrating that Khalifa Port offers a cost-effective, fast and reliable alternative to regional ports.
“We have also significantly developed our network, going from an initial five to a current 50 international destinations.”
Container volumes at Khalifa Port Container Terminal surged in the first 10 months of 2015, having increased by 36% compared to the same period in 2014.
The port has also recently been crowned ‘Port of the Year’ at the Maritime Standard Awards, which is the second consecutive year it has won the award.